Tag Archives: November

Monday #451

In case you missed yesterday’s post today is the day that Malory Towers series 2 comes to BBC iPlayer! Stef and I are going to have a watch-along of at least the first couple of episodes tonight (yes, we live … Continue reading

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Monday #450

Last week I managed to post the right things, so I’m hoping that will happen again this week. My 2021 gift guide is more or less finished, I just need to agree a night (or nights) with Stef to write … Continue reading

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Monday #449

Last week I think I said I’d put up my October round up, and then got carried away working on the final part of my Five Go to Billycock Hill review, and posted that instead. I will try again this … Continue reading

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Monday #448

I clean forgot to write this on Sunday evening, so here it is only a bit late though at least it’s still Monday! It’s also November now, and I’m not entirely sure where so much of 2021 has gone already! … Continue reading

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November 2020 round up

The penultimate month of 2020 is over. I know things won’t immediately get better in 2021 but I know many of us are just sick of 2020 and there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel. … Continue reading

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Monday #400

Our Christmas fan fiction poll closes at 8pm (GMT) tonight, so there’s still time for any last-minute votes. It’s currently a tie between the Famous Five and the Adventure series lot (we didn’t decide what to do if there’s a … Continue reading

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Monday #399

In case anyone missed it, last week I posted a warning that the Christmas content was about to begin. I think we all need a bit of festive cheer at the moment! More Christmas stories by Enid Blyton and Cunningham … Continue reading

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Monday #398

A word of warning, I’m about to start using the C-word on the blog from this week. That’s right, it’s less than six weeks until Christmas! Christmas gift guide 2020 and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent … Continue reading

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Monday #397

I went back to work last week, returned half a dozen library books but have already come home with another one… oh well. I’m only back for around half of my normal hours so in theory that leaves plenty of … Continue reading

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Monday #396

October round up and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 17 I’m just reading a book about smuggling and it’s terribly exciting… It’s all about hidden caves and smugglers coming in at night and things like … 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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Monday #347

Thursday is the 51st anniversary of Enid Blyton’s death. We have done a special post in the past to mark the occasion but I haven’t anything planned this year, as I write something every week that I hope shows the … Continue reading

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Monday #346

I did warn you last week: The Christmas posts are starting from now! (There are less than six weeks to go, you know.) Christmas gift guide 2019 and If you like Blyton: The Harveys See it Through by Phyllis Gegan … Continue reading

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Monday #345

This is the last week before I start on the Christmas posts, you have been warned! Letters to Enid part 18 and Updates to the Naughtiest Girl part 3 The Mystery of Banshee Towers is the fifteenth and final Five-Find … Continue reading

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Monday #344

Noddy is 70 years old this month! His first book, Noddy Goes to Toyland was published in November 1949. I thought we would have a bit of a Noddy theme today and a review of a Noddy book on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the fifth of November

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The gunpowder treason and plot. There is no reason Why the gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Blyton clearly agreed as she featured Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night several times in different books, stories and … Continue reading

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November 2018 round up

What I have read I have achieved my Goodreads target (again!) I’m on 84 books, so now I will see how many I can get. I’m not going to up the goal this time though, as I know I’ll be … Continue reading

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Monday #295

This Wednesday marks the fiftieth anniversary of Enid Blyton’s death. She died on November 28th, 1968 at the age of 71. As a child I just assumed she was still around, still writing, as I received new books for birthdays … Continue reading

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Monday #294

Inscriptions in books: this book belongs to and Five Go to Smuggler’s Top Dick Kirrin on seagulls: If they can mew like cats, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t bark like dogs. – Five Go to Smuggler’s Top (seeing as … Continue reading

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Monday #293

Jack Arnold, part 2 and Inscriptions in books “Gosh,” said Irene again, with a comical air of dismay.”I’m nuts! I go and interrupt my own bit of composing, and rush off to do a job I’m not supposed to do … Continue reading

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