November 2019 round up

It’s the penultimate round up of the year already!

What I have read

I reached my target of 100 books this month! It was helped along by me working through quite a few short books, classic children’s ones that I missed out on. But I read several ‘real’ books, too!

  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Thursday Next #6) – Jasper Fforde
  • Undead and Unwed (Undead #1) – MaryJanice Davidson
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein
  • Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
  • Dead Girls Don’t Dance (Undead 1.5) – MaryJanice Davidson
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day – Judith Viorst
  • The Snowy Day – Jack Ezra Keats
  • The Four Streets (Four Streets #1) by Nadine Dorries
  • The Woman Who Died a Lot (Thursday Next #7) – Jasper Fforde
  • Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park #1) – Michael Crichton
  • The Harveys See it Through – Phyllis Gegan (reviewed here)
  • Undead and Unemployed (Undead #2) – MaryJanice Davidson
  • The Lost World (Jurassic Park #2) – Michael Crichton
  • Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories – Dr Seuss
  • A Light in the Attic – Shel Silverstein
  • Bite (Five short stories) – Laurell K Hamilton and other authors

And I’m still working on:

  • The Naughtiest Girl in the School – I’m doing a text comparison on this one
  • Hocus Pocus and the All New Sequel – A.W. Jantha
  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • Five Fall Into Adventure – Reviewed here

Off this list I do not recommend The Four Streets as it was dire, and unless you’re a fan of at least a few of the authors in Bite (I was only reading for the MaryJanice Davidson story from the Undead series) I wouldn’t go for that either. I’d already read the Charlaine Harris entry and the others were pretty awful.

What I have watched

  • Hollyoaks
  • Only Connect
  • More of Taskmaster
  • Tiny House Nation on Netflix where people build very small homes, usually on trailers.
  • Murder She Wrote, season six
  • The start of the new adaptation of His Dark Materials
  • George Clarke’s Old House New Home and some of Grand Designs House of the Year
  • Some of Tutankhamun with Dan Snow which explored possible reasons for the pharaoh dying so young, his less than stellar burial rooms and other mysteries.

What I have done

  • Hosted International Games Week at my work and did a few games events
  • Visited the wildlife park
  • Hosted International Games Week at work
  • More trips to increasingly damp playparks
  • Did a few rather muddy walks in the woods
  • Educated Brodie on Christmas songs by putting the music channels on
  • Did some Christmas shopping (but not enough!)
  • Went to our annual Christmas event and Brodie was not impressed by Santa


What I have bought

I’ve been back on eBay again – much to my bank balance’s horror! I’ve bought ten more of Enid Blyton’s Magazine, as I’m trying to fill the gaps in volume 2 so that I don’t have to skip any letters pages. I also bought two Mary Mouse strip books from the same seller as I couldn’t resist.

Please excuse the terrible photos, I only have time to take blog photos after dark these days!

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