Randomly Shelves or Something

My brilliantly aptly named new series continues. Where I randomly select two books from my shelves and attempt to find a link. I do not promise it will be a good link, only that it will be a link. It might be anything at all. One thing I do promise is that the link will not be due to the books both containing words such as ‘and’ or ‘the’, although having said that it’d be really awesome to now find two books totally missing both of those words.

The books I chose last week were Skin Job by Bruce McCabe and Two Joans at the Abbey by E. J. Oxenham. Stay tuned to find out if I’ve actually got a link.

The Books

Skinjob by Bruce McCabe is a book I spoke about in 2014. It’s always nice to see an Australian breaking into the open market. It’s a rather adult book.

Skinjob by Bruce McCabe

Two Joans at the Abbey is one of the Abbey series of my childhood by E. J. Oxenham. I did a Mondayitis based on this book a few years ago.

Two Joans at the Abbey by E. J. Oxenham

The Link

This is much more of a challenge than normal as these books are just so different. One is a very gentle book while the other is anything but. I could do the cop-out link and say they were both on my shelf, then there’s the other cop-out link of they both have words. But what I’m really going to is delve deep into the books and mention the buildings that fell down.  In Skinjob it’s a modern building mostly full of very lifelike and lifesize dolls (of a certain persuasion) while in Two Joans at the Abbey it’s a much older and smaller building with only children and teenagers inside it.

Next Week!

Next week will be incredibly challenging but I’ll do my best or worst. We’ve got Dancing Azteks by Donald E. Westlake and Two Lucky People by Tony Kenrick. Stay tuned to find out if I’ve actually got a link. I promise I’ll try to be entertaining.