The film version of this book came out in 1982. My brother (2 years older than me) must have seen it at a birthday party or something, because I can remember him being REALLY excited about it, and going on about it endlessly. I also remember being really jealous, since he made it sound like the best film EVER, and back then you had either had to save up for the video, or wait till it came on at Christmas. I’ve still never seen it.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week – books I picked up on a whim. I had a really hard time keeping this list to 10! I guess I choose a lot of books at random. I narrowed it down by only choosing books which I knew absolutely […]

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week, childhood characters I’d like to revisit as adults. This was a tough one for me, as I generally close a book and don’t wonder what happens next. I’ve never been a fan of sequels – I think you can […]

It is May on Sunday, and today in the UK, it is snowing. Snowing?! I got married in May (several years ago) and it was 30°!

Clearly I angered the weather gods last week

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week TTT is asking for all those little things that bookworms relish (live for) and get excited about, which probably any normal person will wrinkle their nose at and go really?”. Here are a few of mine… 1. Coming back […]

When I was about 17, I did a lot of babysitting. I was called up one day and asked to babysit for a couple who I’d never met before – they’d got my name from someone else, it was a last minute thing. So I went round – they had a very small but well-kept […]

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This is my first attempt at Top Ten Tuesday – and my first time participating in a meme, which is quite exciting really. This week: books that will make you laugh… The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald. Life on a chicken farm […]

This was a nice easy read, and has a generally uplifting tone to it, so it left me feeling fairly positive. The characters are well drawn, and there is enough character development to keep you reading. I did feel that the plot was a little forced in places. There are eight charms on the bracelet […]

Fantastic dialogue, beautiful descriptions and interesting characters. Thoroughly enjoyable. I usually find books about World War Two too grey and harrowing to really be called enjoyable. Everyone Brave is Forgiven was refreshing in its approach and I was surprised to find how much I really enjoyed a book with such bleak subject matter as the […]

I remember reading this when I was about 9. When I say, I remember reading it, I remember that I did read it, and that I enjoyed it. But I couldn’t remember a single thing about the plot until I picked it up again a couple of days ago.