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Monday #493

Having written the bulk of the below last week, I then failed to hit ‘schedule’. Two weeks ago we heard the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Although some time has passed, the country is in an … Continue reading

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Monday #491

That’s us into September now and the days are rainier (though still fairly warm) and the nights are getting darker much earlier. How much Blyton have I actually read in the past ten years? and The Enid Blyton Society Journal … Continue reading

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Monday #490

The latest book I read had two – count ’em – two references to Blyton in it. Of course I have saved them for a part two of Blyton references in fiction. I have already half-written both of this week’s … Continue reading

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Monday #489

Better late than never… Five on Finniston Farm 2 and The Adventurers and the Continental Chase by Jemma Hatt “And look—what’s that over by the bank there?” said Betty. They all looked. They saw a house-boat there, badly in need … Continue reading

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Monday #488

That’s two weeks in a row that I have managed to write and publish two posts, I wonder how long I can keep it up for? Brodie starts school tomorrow so I will have a little more time on my … Continue reading

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Monday #487

Well, I managed to write twice last week. Let’s see if I can manage to do it two weeks in a row! It’s the last week of the school holidays here, today we are going bowling and crazy golfing to … Continue reading

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Monday #486

I was going to begin today’s post by lamenting about promising a review of the Jacqueline Wilson Faraway Tree book last week, and then not delivering. (I was only halfway through the book by the time Friday came around and … Continue reading

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Monday #483

Only one post this week as I’m away for a few days, but one is better than none, especially when it’s very overdue! Malory Towers on TV series two: episodes nine and ten A cold hand seemed to creep round … Continue reading

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Monday #482

I’m so glad to finally have gotten that Naughtiest Girl Diary done and dusted last week. Now I can move on to other ideas, though it feels like I just did a monthly round up, and yet here I am … Continue reading

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Monday #481

I went AWOL again last week. Unfortunately nothing as fun as a holiday, rather I came down with my first dose of Covid. I haven’t read a book or opened my laptop for a whole week, but I am more … Continue reading

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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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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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