Monday, December 26, 2011

Musing Monday..When Pigs Fly

"On the second day of Christmas...."
To those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a lovely weekend..and don't forget, the season of Christmas is, like the song says, a twelve day feast, so don't stop now. Sings those songs, sit by that tree, eat those leftovers, visit with friends and maybe enjoy a gift or two.
Speaking of gifts, let's check out this weeks Musing Monday question from MizB...
This week’s musing asks…
Did you get any books for Christmas? If so, what were they?
If you didn’t, what books are you most looking forward to reading (and/or buying) in the new year?

Well, even though I have expressed a few concerns about books as Christmas gifts, being as they are a very difficult thing to buy for someone else, this year I both gave and received books.
I myself received three, a series by Joseph Caldwell. There is The Pig Did It, The Pig Comes To Dinner and The Pig Goes To Hog Heaven and I must say I have never heard of them but am anxious to check them out.
Just to look at the description of the first book...
"A pig escapes from its pen and roots up the garden of Kitty McCloud, a bestselling novelist who “corrects” the classics. What the obstreperous little pig unearths is evidence of a possible transgression that the novel’s three Irish characters—the plagiarizing Kitty, her blood-feud rival Kieran, and a sexy swineherd named Lolly—are convinced the other has probably benefited from.

How this hilarious mystery is resolved inspires both comic eloquence and a theatrically colorful canvas depicting the brooding Irish land and seascape."

So it contains a couple of things I love. They are set in Ireland..there is a mystery, there is humor...and there are PIGS! And really, who doesn't love a cute pig. Maybe, this the one in my photo, a flying pig.

For the new year my plan is to not buy one more book. Work on that TBR pile, only borrow from the library is it is totally necessary. Yes, that is my New Year resolution.
I figure it will last about two weeks.


  1. Flying pigs are the 'symbol' of Cincinnati .. I got my own winged swine there ..

  2. lol This looks like a really fun read.

  3. That's my goal too and I'm not even predicting how long that will last. The girls gave me generous GC's for e books. Does that count againt me?

    I think you most likely have more unread books than I do. Do you have a plan on howing you are going about this resolution?

  4. A thing I should have a plan...?

  5. cute. I love getting & giving books - I'm glad you got some!! :-) My Musings are at I'm a new GFC.
    I don't know about that resolution... depends on the wonderfulness of your TBR!! :-) Enjoy!!

  6. Everyone in my house got books for Christmas, except me, but who could pick out a book for me? Good luck with your resolution!

  7. Hi Caite,

    I didn't get any books for Christmas for pretty much the same reasons ... no-one had a clue which ones to buy, as I already have so many in my TBR pile.

    I'm impressed that your resolution will last as long as two weeks!!

    Every year I set myself the goal of clearing some of my TBR pile, but looking around me, I can't think of a single book which wasn't here last year, in fact there are several new additons that weren't here last year!!

    I'm not sure that your 'pig' series of books are for me, but if they have the added bonus of the 'Irish' connection, they are sure to be packed full of character and humour, so I hope that you enjoy them.

    All the best for your 2012 reading plans.


  8. The Joseph Caldwell series seems to be a really fun read! :) Plus I love Ireland (I have never been there but I've seen movies that were shot there and the scenery is just gorgeous)

    Really wishing you luck on your plan not to buy one book next year! I don't think I have the strength to resist even if I already have a very huge TBR pile. :)

  9. I read The Pig Did It. It was quirky, that's for sure.

    Good luck on the not buying books. I just don't have that kind of willpower.

  10. Didn't realize there was a series. I remember reading the first one several years ago. Maybe it's time to re-visit?


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