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Book Cover Challenge

The lovely Kelly over at https://lovebooksgroup.blog/ posted about this challenge yesterday but there really weren’t enough hours in the day for me to be able to participate. So today on good old Hump Day I have a well needed day off which means I have a bit more time to be creative so I will be posting my offerings for day one and day two here.

Day One

magic faraway treemagic

Enid Blyton is one of my favourite authors of all time, and as a child I spent many hours devouring her books and I cannot wait to do so once again. When my nieces are a little older I shall be rediscovering my old favourites. Plus I have realised there are a number of her other series that I had never heard of, so that will also be fun. Thanks to Bruno Vincent I am truly adoring the parody series and I will be reading and reviewing a few more of them soon.

The last one I read and reviewed was Five Forget Mother’s Day you can read it Here

Day Two

So I am going to go from a childhood book to a book I read hmmm a good few years back now and one that will bring me onto another post.

fallen-lauren-kate

Awww le sigh!!! I am a huge Lauren Kate fan and I have been lucky enough to meet her like twice. I am pretty sure the whole of my Fallen series is signed….this is a love story like no other, where angels and devils really do exist. I am totally #TeamDaniel but I have to admit I did also kind of fall for Cam.

Today has been my day off and for once in a long while it has been a me day – what I mean by that is I have done stuff solely for myself. Firstly I found out that the Fallen film is now on NETFLIX UK yup!!! This film should have been more widely advertised etc as it was awesome….I literally finished watching about an hour ago and waaaay too many feels. Before all of that I made an appointment to get my hair done something I have been meaning to do for ages. It’s remarkable how much something so simple can change how you feel and your whole persona – I feel like a different woman. Anyway I will make another post with some pictures as there is more I would like to talk about. Back to Fallen – Fallen got me into a whole new genre and I have a lot of love for those Angels. Where there was Fallen there was also the glorious Hush Hush series – but that is a whole lot more swooning. So day two brings a read from the older me, I have to now mention Twilight as that was one of the books that got me hooked onto series based reads. I got into it late which suited me as by then all the books were readily available….

I hope you have enjoyed my offerings for this challenge. If you are also doing it please link them to me here I would love to see. If reading my post has prompted you I would also love to hear from you. As I have loved Kelly’s these past two days and I cannot to see what she comes up with next. I think I know what my next one will be.

I also wanted to take this time to say Wandering Wednesday’s have not been forgotten I do want to feature my New Orleans inspired reading but I haven’t managed to fit it in just yet. Hopefully I will get it back for you next week. I also haven’t posted any more Friend Fridays if any of you want to participate do drop me a message and I will email you over the questions.

I look forward to hearing from you…..

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Review

Book Review: Five Go Parenting By Enid Blyton/ Bruno Vincent

Published 3rd November 2016 by Quercus

Blurb: Bringing up a baby would surely be kid’s play for The Five. How hard could it possibly be?! When the doorbell rings one Saturday afternoon, the last thing the Five were expecting to find on their doorstep was a baby… But the Five are next of kin to Cousin Rupert and his wife, so when they find themselves in a spot of bother and are destined for a short spell behind bars, Anne, Dick, George and Anne are the first port of call. First, it’s the fear and the tiredness that kicks in. They are terrified at being responsible for this new life and have no idea they’re doing it right. Why is it crying? They use Dr Google constantly, who whatever the situation offers the same range of advice from ‘don’t worry about it’ to ‘rush her to the A&E’. ‘Why is she crying?’ they constantly ask. ‘Why?’ It keeps them up all night every night, until they are reduced to walking ghosts, haunted by a numb and impotent fury. Is this an adventure too far for our Five?

Review: When I first saw these books advertised I thought they sounded fun and relevant to the way our world was changing. Initially, I didn’t think much else. It did make me remember the days of reading about the Famous Five and the Magic Faraway tree but bar that it had gone from my mind.

As a bookworm I always have too many books to anyone else but to me, there are always new and exciting titles popping up meaning the TBR pile never goes down much. Working for Cancer Research can be just as bad as working in a bookshop as we regularly get hundreds of books donated and when this very book popped up I had to read it. I wasn’t sure what to expect and had seen a mixture of reviews. I’m one of those people who likes to make up my own mind on that book, show or film. If I had had time this book would have been read in one sitting. I won’t say too much it’s a short but sweet read that gives you the nostalgia of Enid yet the story is written by Bruno Vincent. It’s funny and extremely tongue in cheek, listening to the five use Google, send for an Uber and having mobile phones is quite bizarre. Yet, on the other hand they still sound old fashioned.

I really wasn’t sure whether I would like this parody but it really did make me chuckle. So much so that I will be reading the rest. Funnily enough Five On Brexit Island also came into my shop so that will be my next read. It’s nice to have a piece of my childhood in my 30s makes me feel carefree.

Have you read any of Enid’s parodies? If so I would love to hear your thoughts.