Shelf Control #7

Shelf  Control is a feature that I borrowed from Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. This feature is all about celebrating the books already on your TBR. To participate, you pick one of the books on your TBR each Wednesday and write a post about it (what it's all about, what makes you want to read it, where you…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (11)

Wodehouse in 1930 Image source: By Unlisted photographer for Screenland - Screenland, August 1930 (Vol XXI, No 4); p. 20, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40891112 Only the author of a thesaurus could have done justice to his emotions as he walked. Roget, for instance, would have described him as glad, happy, pleased, elated, entranced, ecstatic and overjoyed, and…

The Shakespeare Project: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act II

This is the second of my posts on A Midsummer Night's Dream, part of the Shakespeare Project that I started on this blog earlier this month. Read what that's all about here. The first of these posts on Act I of this play is here. The summary and discussion below does contain spoilers so please bear that…

Malory Towers Challenge: First Term at Malory Towers

So a couple of months ago I wrapped up my Five Findouters Challenge which was all about reading the Findouters books by Enid Blyton (15 in the series) chronologically (my review of that challenge is here), and then decided to pick up next, this series of school stories by Blyton which I don’t know as…

Children’s Book of the Month: Cairo Jim and the Secret Sepulchre of the Sphinx

This was a chance find on the shop-soiled table in my local bookshop. The cover grabbed me because of the title—an Egyptian setting obviously, the Sphinx, and the ‘hero’—a Tintin-like character hanging onto the Sphinx’s nose. This is the sixth of a series of eighteen books (though according to some listings it’s the ninth) by…