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14 March 2017

The Ministry of S.U.I.T.S by Paul Gamble - #readireland2017 #begorrathon2017 (Tuesday Intros & Teaser Tuesday)

So, I made it all the way to Chapter 6 pf Paul Gamble's The Ministry of S.U.I.Ts before I had to stop reading the ebook, hop onto Amazon and order the hardcover. My darling boy prefers "real" books and I just know that this is one he'll love. 

Amazon Description
Memo: For Ministry of Strange, Unusual, and Impossible Things Operatives Only
A series of strange incidents have been reported in Belfast:
* Oddball kids are going missing
* There are several unconfirmed signs of pirates.
* A wild bear known to be a very sore loser at musical statues has escaped from the museum and is on the rampage.
Fortunately, our newest recruits, Jack Pearse, a curious boy skilled at logical thinking and seeing what's actually there, and Trudy Emerson, the most dangerous girl in his school, are on the case. As per Ministry policy, they are currently being trained in the use of The Speed (patent pending) and will have full access to Ministry supplies (assuming they manage to navigate the paperwork without going insane), so we are confident that they will succeed in their mission to discover and foil this villainous plot.
Please provide all assistance possible, as a) they don't know who they are actually up against, b) the world is much stranger than they realized, and c) they are only 12 and have to be in bed by 10 p.m.
P.S.-Could all Ministry operatives who have borrowed dinosaurs in the past two weeks please return them? We're running low on inventory.
Seriously. It's as much fun as it sounds (at least the first 5 chapters have been) ... and it has FOOTNOTES!!! If you've been around here for any length of time, you probably know how much I adore a good footnote. I'm even using one for this week's teaser ...

"First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros" is from the first paragraph or two of a book being read now (or in the future) and is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea. "Teaser Tuesday" at The Purple Booker asks for a random line or two from anywhere in the book currently being read.

See more Begorrathon posts HERE.


  1. Oh, this one sounds fun! I love the fact that 'they have to be in bed by 10'! I'd have to look for this book! I love footnotes too.

  2. This sounds like a fun kids book. My little one doesn't like ebooks either.

  3. Sounds like a fun kids book; hope it's a good read for you.

  4. I also think life would be more helpful if we had footnotes! Love the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE FUTURES”

  5. Love the offbeat humour! Sounds great! Here's my link for today's intro/teaser: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1vT

  6. Oh, I do love the sounds of this one:). Thank you for sharing.

  7. Love the way you set up your post! The book sounds fun. Probably not something I would read, but I'm sure it would appeal to a lot of people. Enjoy!