Category Archives: Personal Experiences

April 2020 Round Up

We are well into week 5 of lockdown (week 6 if you’re us and had a week of self isolation first…) so this will look a bit different to usual. What I have read What Could Possibly Go Wrong (The … 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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February 2020 Round Up

So that’s January and February done – oh for spring! There have been too many storms, too much rain, wind and freezing temperatures for most of us I think. I can’t wait for milder weather. What I have read Eleven … Continue reading

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January 2020 Round Up

It’s the first round up of 2020. I’m always glad when January is over as it can be quite a depressing month once the Christmas decorations come down and everyone’s back at work. It has been particularly cold this year … Continue reading

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My 2019 in books and Blyton

I love stats and looking back on things so I thought I would do a little round up of my year in books. Obviously I’ve listed all my books month-by-month in my monthly round ups but I thought it would … Continue reading

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December 2019 round up

What I have read I reached my target of 100 books in November and finished the year on 119. December’s books: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back – Dr Seuss Christmas Shopaholic (Shopaholic #9) – Sophie Kinsella The Day … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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October 2019 round up

The blog turned 7 years old on Tuesday, so happy birthday to us! What I have read I’ve read a lot more this month. I’ve now read 88, so I’m 5 ahead of schedule. Two months left in the year … Continue reading

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September 2019 round up

It’s September now, and judging by the sudden plummet in temperatures, Summer is firmly over! What I have read The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3) – Jasper Fforde When Did You … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf part 6

I’ve covered all my Blytons now, and most of my childrens’ books, so I thought I would just give a quick overview of my other bookcase. This one is mostly books for grown-ups. The detective/supernatural shelf Not everything fits that … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf part 5

I have written about most of my Blyton books already, but there are more children’s books in my collection. I have another shelf of mostly vintage books and one of mostly newer ones, which also has my collection of Blyton … Continue reading

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August 2019 round up

It’s September now, and judging by the sudden plummet in temperatures, Summer is firmly over! What I have read I did quite well even though I didn’t read much the week I was on holiday. I spent several evenings in … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf part 4

I’ve already shown you most of my Blyton collection, as well as my Harry Potter books and some other stuff. So here are the last of my Blytons and then some other vintage children’s book. The last of the Blytons … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf part 3

As I showed in my first post I’ve got a lot of bookshelves. In that first post I showed you some of my favourite Blytons and various nicknacks, then I showed off a couple of shelves of more random collections. … Continue reading

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July 2019 round up

I had intended to do this last week, but got confused and did another post about my bookshelves instead. Whoops! What I have read I feel like I haven’t read so much the past month, but I’m still six books … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf part 2

I recently wrote a whole lot about what could be found on my top two Blyton bookshelves, both books, ornaments and random objects. Now I’m going to talk about the next two shelves, which are mostly just books because Brodie … Continue reading

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On my bookshelf

I love looking at other people’s bookcases, both in person and in photographs. I love seeing what books they’ve got, how they’ve organised them and what else they put on the shelves. I’ve been known to zoom in to read … Continue reading

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June 2019 round up

I completely forgot about doing a round-up for June last week! What I have read Last month I got through: Can You Keep a Secret? – Sophie Kinsella Five Go Off to Camp – reviewed here and here Written in … Continue reading

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May 2019 round up

What I have read After taking a bit of a break from the Outlander series in order to read some other things, I’ve gone through two more and I’m now on the eighth book. I’m almost halfway through my hundred … Continue reading

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April 2019 round up

What I have read After a slow few months I’ve not only caught up to my target but I have exceeded it! As a reward I’ve allowed myself to borrow the next Outlander book. I’ve finished: The Nightingale Christmas Show … Continue reading

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