The Stupidest Angel and Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy

“Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.” 

I began reading Moore after friends suggested I would like his work. They were wrong; I don’t like his uncanny ways of telling a tale, I freaking love it! His quirky characters and peculiar allusions kept me reading and grinning. 

After I was done with The Stupidest Angel, I wanted to read something sweet. Maybe a book about daisies, I thought. I picked up Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy. The front page had a quote that read,
“Stories’ roots grow in books.
Reading hearts feed tales.
Write my heart in bright colors;
then read my soul.”

“You’re really angry, aren’t you little daisy?” I said to the green-faced flower on the cover. Before I could read the inside for a response, the book exploded open; out of its pages, popped the angriest of all blooms screaming,
“No, I am not angry, but if that Loves-Me-Loves-Me-Not jerk pulls one more of my petals off, I will write myself a sharp-toothed mouth and bite his freaking head right off! I’m just saying… um… writing.”

I thought Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy would be the perfect model for this week’s fully buttered theme: Books. What do you think, my Wicked Darlings? 

Yep, I'm obsessed with daisies. Can you tell?
Once you’ve said hello to Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy—no petal petting, please—do stop by The Butterfly Effect and enjoy other wicked-cool book-inspired art. After that, and for the entire month, come back here to add the links to your June witchy readings at the bottom of this post.

What are you reading plans for this month, my Wicked Luvs?
Are you going to be nice, and share your bookish thoughts with moi?


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32 comments:

  1. I knew you'd love Moore - I have his newest book, "Sacre Bleu," on the way and will be sure to let you know how fabulous it is. :D

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    1. I am so hooked that I can barely explain it. I love Moore's voice, his tone is freaking hilarious. And the setting? Oh my goodness, it couldn't be more perfect.

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  2. My reading plans? To read AlmaMia Cienfuegos, of course!

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  3. Love your art work and loved the book artwork on the link you provided. I'm not sure what we have in common, Magaly, but I really enjoy your posts. And my book o'the moment is 'Making haste From Babylon' the story of the Puritans. Ha ha!

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    1. Well, too, I love your art and your words very much. That might be it. Even our reading seems to be connected these days; I'm not reading about the pilgrims, but I'm reading Dominican Republic history ;-)

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  4. Magaly, I love what you did for the Butterfly Effect Challenge this week! I'm not pulling any petals off!! ;o)

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    1. Thanks Stacy! It makes me so happy to know you love it ;-)

      And I'm thinking that not pulling the petals is a great idea; Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy doesn't look all that friendly. I went for that book because I thought it would be cute and sweet, but I learned I shouldn't judge a book by its cover *wink, wink*

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  5. Charles De Lint has finally arrived and I am devouring away.

    Many thanks for the great suggestion.

    I must find a way to use the word skookin more often.

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    1. As I soon as I reread it, I started thinking about your "City," which by the way, I want to reread. And skookin is a great freaking word ;-)

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  6. Love it Magaly! :) And I think I might like that Stupidest Angel too. :) I'm off to the book depository to check it out. :)

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    1. Yay!

      The Stupidest Angel is a hoot. I can't wait to read the rest of his books.

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  7. His books sound fantastic! I wish I had the time to read all the books I want to read!

    I just finished re-reading "Dead Witch Walking" and a YA paranormal called "Night School" I got in return for doing a review for it. I'm not sure what I'll read next.

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    1. I'm pretty confident that even Jaws will laugh lol

      It seems this is the season for rereading. I just reread the first book of the Harry Potter Series, will read the second soon, and I'm currently rereading Terry Pratchett's Diggers. Plus a bunch of books on Dominican History and myths. I want to get in an AlmaMia state of mind while I work in the novel ;-)

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  8. Magaly? Did you make an art journal? or are you doodling in an actual book??? I'm impressed whichever the answer is :D..I always hate it when people pull flowers apart for that silly rhyme :S XXX

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    1. Don't laugh, but I had to google "art journal" to be sure I understood the question lol. According to Google I am. I'm using the blank pages of a journal, although the edges have those dark dragons, but I'm recording moods and things that happened, so yay! I'm art journaling and didn't even know it.

      As you know, I really love daisies, so I figured that I will teach myself to draw them the way my mind sees them, and in the moods my soul feels them. I'm quite excited ;-)

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  9. "Fool" was the first Moore book I read and I def recomend it. I'm in the midst of "Dead until Dark" right now. Love the book page, daisies are the best!

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    1. I am going to read A Dirty Job and then Fool, I'm quite taken by Mr. Moor. Mm, Dead until Dark is sooo yummy ;-)

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  10. Well I read Faythe Reclaimed this month, and it had the Salem Witch Trials and a warlock in it, is that witchy enough? ;) Today I need to write a review of Vampyre Magick (nonfiction), oh right now I'm reading A Titanic Tale by Lynn Hones (and this one features The Titanic and an evil witch)...it's really kind of spooky. I also have Stalking the Goddess (nonfiction) and the Steampunk Tarot coming up later this month.

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    1. Vampyre Magick, I'm off to your site to see what that's all about. I LOVE when people create their own magic system, especially when it works for them.

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  11. daisies are my favorite
    My ALL TIME
    favorite
    flower.

    true story.

    xxa

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    1. Well, Amy dear, then we have a HUGE thing in common. What's not to love, right? A flower that will go anywhere, is resilient, medicinal, easy to take care of, wild, and so much more...

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  12. Sounds so cool! I have never heard of him - sounds so intriguing!
    AND so happy to have you and your talents joining in the Summer of Color - it will be so much fun to see what you come up with, xo

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    1. Moore's is very funny and insightful in its own way.

      And my mind has been inundated with colors and flavors, thinking about what's to come ;-)

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  13. I hate to admit to you of all people that I do not read. I never have time.....but in the Summer, during vacation and endless car trips and lazy afternoons, I finally get to devour a few!

    I usually go the secondhand store and pick up some horror fiction or murder mysteries. The Dead Witch Walking Series was fun....
    ....you are right about the urge to re-read this year...I kinda want to see what's in my own dusty shelves and revisit :)

    Your daisy is so cute for being so ill tempered....haha!
    Then again, I'm sure I would be, too, if I was being mutilated for pleasure!

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    1. I've loved Kim Harrison's writing forever. The latest book, A Perfect Blood, wasn't my favorite, but I'm hoping the next one will be awesome.

      I'm right with you about Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy, petal-mutilation seems to put him in a terrible mood lol

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  14. LOL...I love "Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy". You come up with the funnest things!

    I also love Christopher Moore and must admit I have read everything he has written. My favorites were "Fool", "A Dirty Job", "The Stupidest Angel" and the 3 vampire books, "You suck", "Bloodsucking Fiends" and "Bite Me." When I read them in bed and I am trying to be quiet, I will wake Dan up because I am silently laughing but my body is shaking the bed and sometimes it is so funny a little squeak escapes. ;-)

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    1. I reading "A Dirty Job," right now, and every time that little girl speaks I want to die laughing. And the Morrigan? Oh my goodness, what an imagination!

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  15. Looks like everything's coming up daisies for you!

    I must investigate this Mr Moore further - you have me most intrigued!

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    1. I've always loved daisies, a lot. So I figured that I would try to play with them, write about them and draw them as I saw them in my head... sometimes they look freakish ;-)

      You should check out Moore, indeed. He is funny and then some!

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  16. Great artwork inspired by 'Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy' I wouldn't want to get on his bad side! Lol
    Chrisopher Moore sounds like a good read. I might have to check him out! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks a bunch, I think Mildly Mad Mr. Daisy, is a softy inside ;-)

      And Yes, I'm currently reading Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, and my goodness this is awesome!

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