Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Monday Musts #1

The Monday Musts is a new weekly meme hosted by Lovin' Los Libros, where you share what you consider a must-read book, a must-listen song/album/artist, and something that's a must see (TV show, movie, blog, pictures, etc).

My musts for this week:

~ Must read ~
Every Breath and Every Word by Ellie Marney. I'm obsessed with all things Sherlock, and I've read a ton of Sherlock-inspired books, but these are my favourites. They're popular in Australia, where the author is from and where the books are set, but have sort of flown under the radar here in North America, which is a shame. They've got great characters, lots of action and mystery, plus feels, swoons, and humour. The third book, Every Move, will be available in North America next month, and I can't wait to read it, even though I'll be sad to say goodbye to Rachel and James.

~ Must Listen ~

Thursday's Child by David Bowie. This song was when I really discovered Bowie as a musician. Before this, I only knew him from Labyrinth (which has been one of my favourite movies since I was 5 or 6), but this song came out when I was 15, and I loved it. When I discovered the guy singing it was the Goblin King from Labyrinth, I loved it even more and started listening to more of Bowie's music. I was surprised when some of the songs I'd been hearing on the radio for years - China Girl, Changes, Let's Dance, etc - were him, too. This remains one of my favourite songs of his (As the World Falls Down from the Labyrinth soundtrack is my favourite).

~ Must See ~
Like I said in my 'must read', I'm obsessed with all things Sherlock, and I love the BBC's version with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The Abominable Bride special that aired on New Year's Day was amazing - a complete mindfuck in all the best ways. I loved the Victorian-era setting and the nods to the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock. If you're a Sherlock fan but haven't seen the special yet, get on it! Or if you haven't watched Sherlock but have thought about it, the whole series is amazing.

What do you think of my musts? What are your musts for the week? Tell me in the comments, or if you participated in The Monday Musts this week, feel free to leave a link and I'll be sure to check out your post!


  1. Marie, I'm so glad you joined us in doing this! :)

    I really want to read the Ellie Marney books! I know quite a few bloggers who rave about them! I'll try and pick them up once the third book is available.

    I've never really listened to much Bowie before, but I'll have to give this a listen!

    I haven't watched Sherlock, but I know so many people love it! Maybe this summer I can see if I can get it to to watch!

  2. Hello Marie! All of your musts are things I now must check out! I have been following the BBC's Sherlock, but I didn't know there was a new one out! If you go to the sign up for this meme, you can add the code to the end of your blog (in HTML mode) and the names will appear for all the participants. Have a great week.

  3. I've seen a lot of good buzz for the Ellie Marney books! I should probably try to get around to them at some point. They seem like something I might enjoy. Sherlock has been on my to watch list for awhile, but I've not ever found time. I have plenty of friends who rave about it though! Have a great week!

  4. I need to watch more Sherlock. I really enjoyed the series, but I also need to write and that's not going to happen if Sherlock is on the TV.

  5. Yes to ALL of this. I mean I haven't read those books YET but they've been on my radar for a while now. I love all things Sherlock and I love Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of him. It's always such torture waiting for a new season to come out but they always make it totally worth it. And you're completely right about the mindfuck!!

    Thanks for stopping by my Monday Musts the other day :)!

    Sheri @ Tangled Up In Books


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