And Now We Are Two

Birthday Cake

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Hard to believe, but this blog is 2 years old and still plugging along! I see in my stats I’ve written 262 book reviews and 71 movie reviews. Hmm. Time to watch more movies…

Thanks to everyone who follows this humble little blog o’ mine, especially through the lean months last spring and summer when I was too caught up with moving mayhem to post. (I wrote 300 posts in my first year, but only 96 in my second! So embarrassing.) Now I’m glad to be back on track, diving once more into the library stacks in search of buried treasure. This blog is truly a labour of love, and I am glad to share my findings with you.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must get back to my book: the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, esquire… he’s just about to meet up with Smaug!

Happy reading!

Books HD

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rextrebat
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 07:21:23

    Have long been a silent reader of your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed your reviews. You are building up such a wonderful corpus for me to draw on as we continue to build our 4 year old’s library. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

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    • Kim
      Feb 25, 2013 @ 19:42:16

      Hey, thanks for the comment! So glad you are enjoying the blog, and collecting book ideas for your little one. My six-year-old is firmly launched into chapter books – I miss reading picture books with her! Thanks again…

      Reply

  2. Mary Gilmartin
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 18:24:32

    I continue to enjoy reading your postings so, keep writing. Congratulations to you…now, may I have a piece of chocolate cake to celebrate?

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    • Kim
      Feb 25, 2013 @ 19:43:48

      Thanks Mary! I need to find a special downloadable “cake widget” for the blog, but when I find one I will let you know!

      Reply

  3. rextrebat
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 20:08:37

    Kim,

    Have you ever considered reviewing Enid Blyton on your blog? Growing up in India, this was very staple fare for more children but now that I am in the US, I don’t find her writing available in bookstores or libraries at all. Looking back and reading some of the books preserved from my childhood, I see elements of racism and sexism in her writing today, that somehow never impacted me all those years ago. Yet, I still think that she wrote wonderful stories, was extremely prolific and appealed to a wide age-group of children.

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    • Kim
      Feb 26, 2013 @ 21:38:28

      Yes, she’s definitely on my to-read list, but you’re right, her books are hard to find in North America. I may have to find them online to read. Do you have any titles you’d recommend? A friend of mine has suggested The Magic Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair.

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      • rextrebat
        Feb 26, 2013 @ 21:54:51

        Those of course (and there are three books in each of those series), Mr. Meddle, Mr. Twiddle, the Noddy series are all good for very young readers. But my best memories are of the “Adventure” series, The Five Findouters, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven – they are all adventure stories with groups of children and totally captured my imagination and of many others of my generation (and I suspect at least one generation on either side of me). http://www.enidblytonsociety.co.uk/

        I do not even know how to access her work online.

      • Kim
        Feb 26, 2013 @ 22:11:51

        I just did a quick check and it looks like her books are still under copyright, so cannot legally be read for free online.

        Thanks for the titles, I will try to read some of her books soon! I think my library has some Noddy as well as Famous Five books…
        cheers

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