Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then
I’m back on a pretty good reading kick! I just finished India Was One by An Indian (review tomorrow), The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Book/Film Review coming soon!), and Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (Review coming soon).
I just started reading The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann. As you can tell from my last Monday Musing post, I’ve been working through the stack of new books I received from the Scholastic Book Fair. It seemed to be just what I needed and everything I’ve read has been very good!
I’ve only just started The Peculiar, but it already different from what I anticipated, in a good way of course. I’m excited to see where this story leads. Look for my review soon and find out!
Here’s the Goodreads description of The Peculiars by Stefan Bachmann:
Don’t get yourself noticed and you won’t get yourself hanged.
In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings–Peculiars–and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.
One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley–Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.
First he’s noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.
Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, The Peculiar is Stefan Bachmann’s riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel
MizB’s original post at Should Be Reading