Teaser Tuesday: Mouse Muse

I’m on my second day of the second week of Winter Break, and although my To-Do list is just about as long as it was when break began, I’m ready to start second semester.

As books have helped keep my sanity, it seems only fitting the Wheel of Time has turned to

Teaser Tuesday

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

In terms of reading, this screenshot of Goodreads updates will suffice:

Currently Reading December 28 2015

Remember how I decided to read but not finish several books during the break, only finishing them after the 2016 Goodreads challenge starts? This is my progress.

Since I’m reading several books this week, let’s go with Mouse Muse: The Mouse in Art by Lorna Owen. The book is unique, with a different artist and work per spread with no artists repeated. She highlights paintings, sculpture, photography, and even modern art installations.

I’ve abandoned the Truly Random Number Generator for this week, choosing instead to highlight one of my favorite passages. From page 7:

Painters and stained-glass makers honored Saint 
Gertrude of Nivelles - who had expunged the rodents 
from seventh-century Francia, earning herself the 
awkward moniker Patron Saint of the Fear of Mice - 
with numerous portraits that included a mischief of 
penitent mice at her feet ("mischief" being a 
collective noun for mice.)

Mouse Muse Goodreads Cover

Those poor, poor mice; hopefully they will find redemption through humanity’s great artists.

In Retrospect

Although I’d intended The Relic Master to be the first book I finished in 2016, I didn’t realize the last few pages were acknowledgments. Thus, I finished it earlier than intended. However, Relic Master was such an engrossing tale I don’t mind the slight disappointment at all. Five stars and added to my “To Purchase” list.

Coming Soon

I’m reading quite a bit [see above] so it could be any one of those – – except Er Ist Wieder Da, with which I’m taking my time [it being in German and all].



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5 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Mouse Muse

  1. I have never thought of doing that–starting multiple books with the plan to finish them the next year for the Goodreads challenge. That’s tricky! Not a bad idea at all. 🙂 I so rarely read more than one book at once though. I really like to cover of the book you’ve shared here. I can’t help but feel sorry for the little mouse after reading your teaser. Yet, I know in real life, I wouldn’t want even one mouse in my house. Thank you for sharing!

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        1. Not as fluent as I’d like to be. I can still read it quite well and can understand the basics of radio programs, but I haven’t been able to speak it consistently with another person for almost ten years.

          Thanks for stopping by, leaving a comment, and offering your own Teaser!

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  2. I have nothing profound to say about the books you are reading but I love learning that a bunch of mice is a mischief. I’m reading an old mystery called Coroner’s Pidgin by Margery Allingham, an English writer who was roughly a contemporary of Agatha Christie. I like her writing even better than Christie’s.

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