Monthly Archives: March 2015

WSwan LBC and Canongate Book 08 – Weight Write Up – GUEST

my first review for LBC 😀

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White Swan LBC
Date:  Sunday 10th of February 2012
Time:  6:00pm
Address: Swan Street, Leeds
 
Discussing:
WEIGHT
JEANETTE WINTERSON
 
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THE BLURB (from Amazon)

Canongate Books, together with thirty great international publishing houses, is proud to announce a new series – “The Myths”. 

In ancient Greek mythology Atlas, a member of the original race of gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of…

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Enid Blyton Challenge Book 08 – The Boy Next Door

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One of our Superstar Guest Stars has agreed to a new challenge based on our chats relating to #LBCPuffins.

Can’t wait to read each review as they come! Huge thanks – as always – to Helen…though now I think on it…missing out on all these wonderful stories… Clearly we need each other!
 
Helen’s Enid Blyton Challenge
 
 

About the Author

The Boy Next Door

THE BLURB (Taken from the back of this edition)

First edition 1944 my edition 1951About the book: Robin, Betty and Lucy are delighted when some new people move into the empty house close to theirs – especially when they spot a boy of their own age over the fence. But a sinister mystery surrounds Kit, the boy next door – a secret so terrible that he is forced to live like a prisoner. The children try to help him escape- and find…

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Enid Blyton Challenge Book 07 – The Adventures of the Wishing Chair

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One of our Superstar Guest Stars has agreed to a new challenge based on our chats relating to #LBCPuffins.

Can’t wait to read each review as they come! Huge thanks – as always – to Helen…though now I think on it…missing out on all these wonderful stories… Clearly we need each other!
 
Helen’s Enid Blyton Challenge
 
 

About the Author

The Adventures of
the Wishing Chair

I’ve fallen behind on my challenge. A lot behind. I started to struggle with a couple of Enid’s books and decided to get back into it. This was June’s choice and I have fallen in love with this. I had to remember this is a book for children and to not be as critical over as I was with the enchanted wood which felt a bit strange. I’m convinced I read this as a child but I can’t remember. The illustrations…

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Enid Blyton Challenge Book 03 – The Secret Seven

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One of our Superstar Guest Stars has agreed to a new challenge based on our chats relating to #LBCPuffins.

 
Can’t wait to read each review as they come! Huge thanks – as always – to Helen…though now I think on it…missing out on all these wonderful stories… Clearly we need each other!
 
Helen’s Enid Blyton Challenge
 
 

About the Author

Secret SevenThe Secret Seven – which is the first of the fifteen titles in the official Secret Seven series – was first published in 1949.

The Secret Seven are a secret society who hold regular meetings and organize things to do, whether it’s helping the community in some way, solving mysteries that turn up, or just having fun playing Red Indians in the woods.
The Seven have a secret password, a badge, and a secret headquarters in a garden shed. The Seven are led by…

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Enid Blyton Challenge Book 02 – The Famous Five

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One of our Superstar Guest Stars has agreed to a new challenge based on our chats relating to #LBCPuffins.

Can’t wait to read each review as they come! Huge thanks – as always – to Helen…though now I think on it…missing out on all these wonderful stories… Clearly we need each other!
 
Helen’s Enid Blyton Challenge
 
 

About the Author

In 2012 The Famous Five turned 70 years old.
 
History of The Famous Five from The Enid Blyton society 
 
The Famous Five are among Enid Blyton’s best-loved creations and countless children have gone adventuring with them since the publication of Five on a Treasure Island in 1942, the first of twenty-one full-length adventures and numerous short stories. Armed with maps, torches, packets of sandwiches and a plentiful supply of ginger-beer, Julian, Dick, Anne, their tomboy cousin George (Georgina by rights) and Timmy the dog like…

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14 Things It’s Time You Forgave Yourself For

Thought Catalog

markus spiskemarkus spiske

1. The big things that you changed your mind about

The dream job you never thought you’d quit. The person you didn’t think you’d leave. The plans you had for the future that never came to fruition because something else got in the way. Life ebbs and flows and to keep up with it we have to do the same. We have to forgive ourselves for having the self-awareness to change our minds about the really big things.

2. The ways in which you fought through pain

The dark paths you shouldn’t have gone down. The crazy things you did in the name of coping that brought about more damage than good. The things you did to keep yourself alive when you didn’t know any better way. The way your survival instinct showed itself when you were too young or helpless to control it doesn’t make you a…

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