Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Musing Monday - the #ReadThemAllThon, a Book Haul & "Beach" reads

Musing Mondays - August 22, 2016

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…
I'm currently reading/I bought the following books in the past week: 
At the moment I am reading my 4th book for the #ReadThemAllThon. This one will earn me the Boulder Badge. It is the first book in a trilogy of trilogies that I have wanted to read since I was about Berlin Game it's by Len Deighton, it's a Cold War era espionage tale. We've owned the books my whole life, they're my mum's and I grew up seeing them on the book shelves in the basement where my play room was the bright white covers with simple, bright, block letter fonts and crisp colourful cover images were what always caught my attention. A few years ago though I was shifting some books around on a shelf upstairs and I came across them again and read the back and realised that the plots actually sounded like something I would really enjoy which is what renewed my interest in them. So now I am reading it for the #ReadThemAllThon and because it fits one of the challenges for this year's Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.
6. The book is called

Here's the summary from Goodreads:

East is East and West is West - and they meet in Berlin…

He was the best source the Department ever had, but now he desperately wanted to come over the Wall. ‘Brahms Four’ was certain a high-ranking mole was set to betray him. There was only one Englishman he trusted any more: someone from the old days.

So they decided to put Bernard Samson back into the field after five sedentary years of flying a desk.

The field is Berlin.

The game is as baffling, treacherous and lethal as ever…
I also wanted to tell you about the book haul I brought home last week. In celebration of my second anniversary of working at the library I work at I took the day off work. We decided to go to the Mandarin for lunch but we got there before it opened so we went down the block to Chapters and I ended up spending $85 and got myself 6 novels and 1 graphic novel out of it. So what did I buy? Well there was a sale on new reissue paperbacks of classics so I decided that at 3 for $10 I would finally get around to a few I've always been interested in, among other things.

1. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

2. Tarzan of the Apes

3. Dracula

4. Alice (The Chronicles of Alice)

5. Red Queen (The Chronicles of Alice)

6. The House of Silk (Not pictured)

7. Saga, Volume 6 (Not pictured)

          THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION:  Name a favorite book you’d take to the beach.

Well, I am not one for the beach first and foremost, and when I do go to the beach it's because I want to go in the water. So I've never actually taken a book to the beach and I don't think that I ever would really. But I do ALWAYS take at least one book when I travel, usually I stick to new to me books that I haven't read before. If I had to choose a favourite to take with me though I think I would take Outlander. It's long enough to keep me occupied, and it's one of those books that I can pick up flip through and start at any point without losing any enjoyment.


  1. Congratulations on your work anniversary. How neat that you work in a library. I hope to tick some classics off my list this year too.

    Hope you have a great week.


    1. Thank you! I love working in a library, libraries are awesome. Which classics are you hoping to read?

      You have a great week too!

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