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Monday #477

A mix of positives and negatives this week. I’ve briefly flicked through The Diary of the Naughtiest Girl and from that I can tell that it’s going to be atrocious, but I can’t bring myself to return it without reading … Continue reading

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Monday #476

I’m taking a little break from looking at the cover art for the books this week before anyone (including me) gets bored, but I am sure I will return to them as they are (usually) reasonably quick and easy to … Continue reading

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Monday #475

In the spirit of getting unpleasant things over and done (having finally finished the Naughtiest Girl continuations) with I’m going to tackle the other novelisation of the Adventure Series on TV this week. To counterbalance the outpouring of negativity that … Continue reading

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Monday #474

It was a long weekend here so I’m a bit late(r than usual). Having reviewed the penultimate Anne Digby Naughtiest Girl book last week (spoiler: it was awful) I’m just going to keep that momentum going and review the last … Continue reading

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Monday #473

I go through phases on the blog where I have loads of ideas and can’t get them published fast enough. Then I go through a phase where I’ve used all those ideas and I’m floundering for others. There are always … Continue reading

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Monday #472

It was Easter yesterday so the house is now full of chocolate. Maybe not quite as much as we had last year where we discovered an uneaten Easter egg in the top of the cupboard at the end of the … Continue reading

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A dirty dozen of search terms

Yes, this is the twelfth time I’ve bored you (if you’ve bothered to read these posts) by sharing the wild and wonderful search terms that populate part of the blog’s stats section. That’s not her name As always our favourite … Continue reading

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Monday #471

I’m excited to say that there’s a copy of Zöe Billings’ next book sitting in my inbox, ready for me to proof-read. It’s the April holidays so I haven’t managed to open it yet because I want to wait for … Continue reading

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Monday #470

A bit late in the day, but I was drawing a blank on what to write about! I’ve finally come up with something, though. PS, yes, Friday’s post was an April Fool’s. Sadly Stephen King has no plans to write … Continue reading

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Monday #469

It is the last Monday of March and the clocks have just changed, meaning the evenings are much lighter all of a sudden. We’ve also had some lovely spring weather – almost summer weather, though it’s due to be minus … Continue reading

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Monday #468

Last week rather got away from me – somehow it took all week to write about Shirley Hughes, leaving no time for Malory Towers. I did read A Little Princess, though, which gives me something to write about this week. … Continue reading

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Monday #467

Thankfully this is the last week of winter, as spring officially begins on Sunday. I know that the weather doesn’t always take not of this fact, but we can always hope. It could also be the last week of legal … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: The Show Must Go On by Rebecca Westcott

We have now reached the final story in the book! The plot of The Show Must Go On From the title I had already guessed that this would be about the girls putting on some sort of show, which is … Continue reading

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Monday #466

We had some actual warm sunshine this week which was nice, it definitely feels like spring is on the way now. (I’m probably tempting fate by saying that and there’ll be heavy snow this week, but at least Brodie would … Continue reading

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Monday #465

It is almost March now which means the clocks will be going forward, and spring starts! February seems to have gone by very quickly, even for the shortest month of the year. But beyond that, I hope that March brings … Continue reading

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New Class at Malory Towers: Bookworms by Lucy Mangan

I’ve had this book ages but only recently read the first story, A Bob and a Weave by Patricia Lawrence. I wrote so much about that one short story that I’ve had to review each story in a separate post. … Continue reading

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Monday #464

It is back to just me writing this week, and although I was able to come up with two posts fairly easily it has taken me until 11.30pm on Monday night to write this. If I’m lucky I’ll get it … Continue reading

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Monday #463

As with every week I consult my online calendar to see what I have lined up to write, or at least what rough ideas I could choose. Sometimes (like this week) it is done with mild anxiety as I am … Continue reading

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Monday #462

I’m a little bit late again this week, but it’s still Monday at least. I’ve made plans with Stef to watch more Malory Towers this week so that I can get back to reviewing series two, but in the mean … Continue reading

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Monday #461

With the first month of 2022 almost over already this week will be a very round one, by that I mean I am posting two round-ups, one rather overdue. January round up and 2021 birthday and Christmas present round up … Continue reading

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