Tag Archives: April

April 2022 round up

May the fourth be with you! Yes it’s May now, the last legal restrictions ended in Scotland finally and so life is feeling fairly normal – which is actually quite weird. Jacqueline Wilson’s new Faraway Tree book comes out at … 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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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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April 2021 round up

“April showers bring May flowers,” is a well-known saying, but what do April and May showers bring, I wonder? I’m looking forward to May 17 when we can finally meet other people indoors again, but it’ll probably be gloriously sunny … Continue reading

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Monday #421

We’ve had a week of mostly lovely weather, so I’ve been making the most of it before I return to work this week. The Naughtiest Girl continued: Well Done, the Naughtiest Girl! and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the … Continue reading

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Monday #420

Since my last Monday post not only has the weather suddenly improved (most likely temporarily, of course, as this is Scotland), but some of our restrictions have been lifted earlier than anticipated. This means we can meet in slightly larger … Continue reading

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Monday #419

Well, my hope for better weather in April really hasn’t worked out for me. It has been very cold again and we’ve had snow and hail several days running, though it hasn’t stuck. Still, every cold and snowy day that … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monday #317

April round up and More letters to Enid The two boys held their breath. Good gracious! They were right in the middle of something very queer! Why were these men meeting at this tumbledown place? Who were they and what … Continue reading

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Monday #316

Short stories from Rainy Day Stories and Five on Kirrin Island Again “This bird,” he said, looking at Kiki suddenly, “this bird – it must be in a cage. I order it.” Gus and Kiki get off to a bad … Continue reading

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Monday #315

More Letters to Enid and Enid Blyton in The Child and the Book SORRY NOT TO SEE YOU THESE HOLS. HAVE GOT A MYSTERY TO SOLVE IN TIPPYLOOLOO, AND AM LEAVING BY AEROPLANE TO-DAY. ALL THE BEST! FATTY Fatty sends … Continue reading

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Monday #314

Barney Mystery covers through the years and The Mystery of the Skull The Mystery of the Invisible Thief is the 8th Find-Outers mystery. As the title suggests there is a thief in Peterswood. An invisible thief. One who is never … Continue reading

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