Friday, 2 March 2012

Friday round-up

Friday is the start of my weekend and means a trip to the library for me and Monkey. Today I picked up a copy of A Voyage for Madmen by Peter Nichols which I'm really looking forward to getting into tonight. This book ties in with the question over on TGIF at GReads in a roundabout kind of way. 

The question for this week is - 

What has been your favorite moment (scene) in a book that you've read so far in 2012?

I read The Fulcrum Files last month and it is one of those books that sends you off on a trail to other related books. In this case it was discovering the true story that is woven into the fiction that fired my imagination. Telling the story to a friend in the pub he returned with another true story, also related to sailing. When I mentioned this story to Mark Chisnell, who wrote The Fulcrum Files, he recommended the book I mentioned above in glowing terms. 

Now to actually answer the question, trying to avoid spoilers, my favourite scene in Mark's book is where the penny really drops for the main character about what is happening in Germany during the interwar period. It's a pivotal moment in the book,and the real events it is based on were potentially highly influential in the build up to World War II. 

Looking back over the last week Mark was good enough to do a Q&A for the blog, and I also reviewed...

Showstoppers by Helen Smith, a cozy mystery short story

Cedardale Court by Nathan Lee Christensen, a dark murder mystery and

Animal Kingdom by Iain Rob Wright, an apocalyptic horror novel

I should be posting a review for another book later too so my busiest week in a while! I also finally got round to getting myself a Facebook page, so if anyone would like to Like it that would make me very happy. You can find me here -

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend, 
TC xx

1 comment:

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

Hmmm...I haven't read this but I'm very intrigued now. :) Great pick!

Jess @ Gone with the Words
My TGIF! Follow Friday post :)