Originally posted 2015-12-19 17:00:59. Day 19 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! This is a book that terrified me when I was young and another book I read too many times (in the end once again my mother had to step in – it was giving me…

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Originally posted 2015-12-17 17:00:30. For this month’s Books and Cupcakes, we’re focusing on Children’s books. You probably know the story. Family of six (Mum, Dad and four boys) are shipwrecked onto a desert island. They survive by pulling together, building a very cool house (in terms of living quarters they create what amounts to a desert…

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Originally posted 2015-12-15 17:00:28. Day 15 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Another book I compulsively read and reread when I was young. I even ended up reading  the sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo’s Boys, although I don’t really remember much about those books. But…

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Originally posted 2015-12-11 17:00:08. Day 11 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! I read this book so many times when I was young. My favourite part was when the grandfather gives Heidi goats milk and goats cheese – it sounded delicious. Then later when Heidi curls up to…

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Originally posted 2015-12-10 20:00:18. Day 10 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! When I was young I loved “choose your own adventure” type books, particularly the Steve Jackson/Ian Livingstone Fighting Fantasy series. But sometimes I tired of the fantasy genre and wanted something with a more modern…

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Originally posted 2015-12-05 17:00:21. Day 5 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! Oh this book, this book! When I was in school and about eight years old I repeatedly checked this book out of the library to read, reread then read again! I was absolutely fascinated by the…

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Originally posted 2015-12-05 12:00:34. Well I ended my November Hearthstone series at rank 13. At one point I hit rank 10 – I’m so disappointed to have slipped back to 13. My Dragon/Vol’Jin Priest deck let me down (how could you Vol’Jin after I disenchanted so many cards to craft you!) & I spent too…

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Originally posted 2015-12-04 08:00:50. For years I never believed in climate change. I thought it was a load of nonsense if I’m honest. But today, well it snowed  in July! Snow in July. I couldn’t believe it. I said to my husband, “Look at that, it’s snowing.” But he just smiled and floated through the…

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Originally posted 2015-12-03 17:00:56. Day 3 of the new challenge from Books and Cupcakes where we will be focusing on children’s books! This was a childhood favourite of mine that I’ve come to look at through a slightly more critical lens. Katy, a high-spirited tomboy, falls from a swing one day and spends several years bed bound….

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