Monthly Archives: April 2020

Five on a Hike Together part 2

Last time I left off just as the Julian decides that they are going to visit Two Trees and Gloomy Water to see if they can find Saucy Jane (but avoid Maggie who Knows).  The adventure begins We are a … Continue reading

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Monday #369

Five on a Hike Together part 2 and April round up If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. – Oscar Wilde I’m an avid re-reader, and not … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 7

Previously Bill went up to Gairdon to collect Philip, and then they set off in a plane to Austria. Chapter 7 Almost trembling with excitement Anatoly packed his things, paid the landlady and went to see if he could catch … Continue reading

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Locked down library book displays

There’s a reasonably long back-story to this, so feel free to scroll straight to the pictures! I’ve sort of lost track of the days and weeks but some time ago in March we had to self-isolate, then my work closed. … Continue reading

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Monday #368

Locked down library book displays and Fan Fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 7 “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” … Continue reading

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Five on a Hike Together

This is one of my favourite Fives, it’s my second favourite after Five Go to Smuggler’s Top, in fact. (I realise I haven’t done a Five review since November, I think I got swept away with other blog ideas!) I … Continue reading

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Blyton by others: Game books

There are still more books with Enid Blyton’s names on the covers that are not continuations or retellings, and most of them come under the ‘game book’ heading. Game books, for want of a better term are books which at … Continue reading

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Monday #367

Blyton by others: Game books and Five on a Hike Together Following on from last week’s non-Blyton quote – here’s another one about the joys of reading. “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 6

Last time Bill arrived in Gairdon to hear Philip’s startling tale of their time in the Valley of Adventure. Chapter 6 After talking to Bill on Tuesday evening, Anatoly had decided it was time to move his digs before he … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV – Episodes three and four

At the start of the lockdown the BBC released all episodes of Malory Towers onto the iPlayer ahead of their scheduled air date on CBBC on the 6th of April. Despite being very excited I’ve only managed to watch two … Continue reading

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Monday #366

Malory Towers on TV: Episodes 3&4 and Fan fic Friday Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 6 “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ― Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake Not a Blyton … Continue reading

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March 2020 Round Up

I’m not even sure how to introduce this one, this has been quite the month. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many ‘breaking news’ headlines in so short a time. What I have read Thirteen books (so far) isn’t … Continue reading

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A ranking of Blyton’s tricks, jokes and pranks

I had thought about doing an April fool of my own but with current events as they are (and a lack of particularly convincing ideas) I thought instead it would be fun to have a look at the best tricks, … Continue reading

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