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Posted by on February 19, 2018

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…

Random Question: What is the meaning of life?

I know the random question is really deep this week, lol but answer it if you like. It can be fun to ponder such a deep though once in a while. Real life has been slamming me pretty hard this month and so I am sorry if Musing Monday has felt a little bit..down. I just can’t keep up sometimes. I hope you will all forgive me for that, I wish I had more hours in the day or a Tardis. I will let you know if I find either one of those.



Posted by on February 5, 2018

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…

Random Question: Why did you become a reader?

I have always wondered what it is that makes some of us fall totally in love with reading and what makes some only read what they have to through school. So I thought it would be a good musing for the day. Do you know what it was that made you into a reader? For me it was being told as I grew up that we had a distantly related to Mark Twain. It felt like some family thing. From there I just really found I loved being lost in these worlds created on the page. I love meeting new characters and new stories. I just love all of it. There is something so truly enjoyable about being able to set your own problems and life aside for a little bit and enjoy another story in another time or land ect.



Posted by on January 29, 2018

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…

Random Question: None..call its a free space day?

Sorry this is so late and there is no question today. My internet has been a real pain in the rear end all day. I swear it has something against me most days. Back to normal next week.



Posted by on January 22, 2018

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…

Edited cause I made a boo boo on the date, lol sorry about that.

Random Question: Do you prefer true Biographies or fiction that tells the life of someone?

This question was inspired by a conversation about a movie, but it can be applied to books as well. I know I have read my fair share of historical fiction after all, but I also read biographies. This question came to mind during a conversation where someone was having a hissy fit about The Greatest Showman not being historically correct. That P.T Barnum wasn’t a super fantastic guy ect. Fair enough a little research shows that yes indeed he did some questionable things, like many people of the age. The movie does give a little look of that through the eyes of the critic and even P.T himself, saying he hoodwinked people,but yes, it is a very tamped down version because the movie isn’t meant to be a bio pic. I got some compliments from others in the conversation for explaining how I saw it. The greatest showman is P.T Barnum’s basic life story if P.T was telling it. No one is the villain of their own story and say what you will about some of what he did, he did create something that was special and was a place for the outcasts of the world to feel like they had some family.

I digress, I got to thinking about all the historical fiction I have read and how often there are plenty of facts but there is more that could be fact and might not be. Honestly, I think I prefer the fiction because life is tough enough sometimes. I like the escape. Now granted my curious brain will often dive into research on a new topic once I see it in the fiction, but it is often the fiction that get’s me curious in the first place. I like the combination of knowing the players involved along with the entertainment of the fiction. So which do you prefer?



Posted by on January 15, 2018

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…

Random Question: Have you ever stolen insults from books and used them in real life situations?

This seemed like a fun and different muse to try out this week. I get a lot of very amusing insults in the historical fictions I read and The Dresden files tend to have ones that make me laugh out loud. The other day I found myself actually using one from the Dresden files so I had to ask if anyone else ever used a book insult. I don’t insult people often, really it isn’t polite but sometimes when you are joking around or maybe working out at a Renaissance fair….can always use a good insult to banter with there! I hope I am not he only one who has done this lol, but I accept that I am a bit weird haha.



Posted by on January 8, 2018

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…

Random Question: Have you ever read a book where a character reminds you of yourself? How did that make you feel?

I came across a character not to long ago in a book I was reading that really I felt could have been me. I don’t often think like that but I literally ended up only seeing this character as myself. It was a little surprising but I didn’t mind it really, the character wasn’t perfect but she was pretty cool. I find characters that are like friends and family fairly often and it always makes me smile a little bit. Have you ever had this happen and if you do what do you think when it happens?



Posted by on January 1, 2018

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…

Random Question: Do you take part in any book challenges? If you do you find yourself keeping up and making the posts on the other blogs?

There is something really fun about 2018 starting on a Monday, I am not usually a Monday person but I like the idea of the new year and the “clean slate” starting on the first day of the week, the clean slate of the week day Monday. So here we are the first Musing Monday of the New year!

I do of course take part in challenges, even if I have struggled in recent years with them. My attention being pulled so many ways. I still try and I am going to keep on trying because I really do enjoy the challenges. I am behind at the moment in all my wrap up stuff for 2017 but as my previous post said that’s okay. Not going to beat myself up about it. Happy New year!



Posted by on December 25, 2017

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…

No Random question this week guys, sorry. I hope that you all have a wonderful Holiday if you celebrate, one of the fantastic winter holidays. If you don’t well I hope you have a convivial day too! Questions will be back next Monday. Prepare for some review spam coming up too, lol man I have slacked again this year.



Posted by on December 18, 2017

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…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Have you ever wanted to become a character in a book so you could actually experience the world you’re reading about?

Now I think it is safe to say no one would like to live in any book by George R R Martin, but have you ever wanted to live in a book? Even it was just for a short period of time. I know there have been a few books especially the historical fictions where I would have loved to turn myself into a person within the book. It doesn’t have to be a character that is already made in the book my own would be great. To walk in another land, another realm even if it is actually our world just in the past sometimes the escape really looks fantastic to me. How about you?



Posted by on December 11, 2017

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…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: How do you experience a book when you read? In general do you often find yourself being drawn into the story quickly or do you need more time to warm up to characters?

I know that often times how we experience a book is based on the book itself, but I have found over the years that I do tend to have general habits towards a book and I thought others might as well. Honestly more times then not I find myself drawn into the world of the book quickly, which is good because I can get impatient with slow starters. I like to jump in with both feet and just try and picture myself a “fly on the wall” in the characters’ lives. How about you?

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