Monday, 26 March 2012

Musing Monday


'Musing Mondays' is a weekly event where MizB from Should Be Reading will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic. 

Today's Musing: 

I have done this so many times. I often find books in charity shops and at jumble sales and second-hand book stores/fairs that I buy for the cover and end up loving.

One particular time that sticks in my head was about a year ago when I was at a car-boot sale ( a fair where people sell stuff on stalls in a field by their cars basically!) and spotted a lone book on a stall. I loved the cover so I picked it up and paid 20p for it. It was 'The Gargoyle' by Andrew Davidson.

After I bought it from the car-boot sale it festered on my shelf for a while; I thought it looked kinda trashy and the tagline 'Love as strong as death, as hard as hell' didn't appeal to me. However, quite a while later I was on Goodreads and decided to look it up. Everyone I knew who had read it had given it 5 stars. I instantly picked it up and started reading and after a page I knew I was going to love it. It is now one of my favourite books. It is absolutely brilliant and so memorable and unforgiving. So glad I bought it on impulse!


  1. I'm so glad I read your review! I bought that book a while ago and never got around to reading it. I'll have to give it a try!


  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I agree that by the looks of it ( I may not reject review copies for lack of coverart... but I'm fairly guilty on passing over pleasure-reading because of it) I wouldn't have actually read it. Maybe I'll try it someday though. The tagline is intriguing too.

  3. I'll have to check it out. I had a similar experience when I found a beaten up copy of Katherine (Anya Seton) at a thrift store.

  4. This sounds like a great book - I should add it to my list!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  5. I love to search books in fleamarkets, there can be some awesome finds! :)
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by!

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

  6. Adding to list ~ now. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow, one of your favorites, definitely one I need to add to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

    My MM:

  8. Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    Love your MM post! Isn't it great to find a gem like that among the (metaphorical) ashes? :-)

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