Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 11 – The Witches

About the book  "This is not a fairy-tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, cunning, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. So how can you tell when you're face to face with one? Well, if … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 11 – The Witches

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Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 10 – Fantastic Mr Fox

About the book "In the tradition of The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, this is a "garden tale" of farmer versus vermin, or vice versa. The farmers in this case are a vaguely criminal team of three stooges: "Boggis and Bunce and Bean / One fat, one short, one lean. / These horrible crooks / So … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 10 – Fantastic Mr Fox

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 04 – The Twits

About the book How do you outwit a Twit? Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything -- except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 04 – The Twits

Fancy Dress Ball – Compare Books to Film versions!

Recently, I was sent an email about a really interesting project and asked to include it on the blog. I eagerly agreed...then was completely distracted by World Book Night (Thursday, 23rd April, from 6pm at the White Swan Pub in Leeds City Centre, if you are interested!). Apologies to Fancy Dress Ball for the delayed postage! … Continue reading Fancy Dress Ball – Compare Books to Film versions!

Fictional foods – yummy!

This morning I came across this article on Packed Lunch ideas from Fictional Foods which instantly made me hungry and prompted me to try and remember my favourite fictional foods. I always wanted to go to one of the midnight feasts at Malory Towers (@isfromupnorth - you with me?) - though I'd avoid the hard boiled eggs … Continue reading Fictional foods – yummy!

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 03 -The BFG

The BFG by Roald Dahl Quentin Blake (Illustrator) About the book Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 03 -The BFG

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02b -Going Solo

Going Solo (Roald Dahl Autobiography #2) Part 1: boys of a childhood - here by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Superb Stories, Daring Deeds, Fantastic Adventures Here is the action-packed sequel to Boy, a tale of Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02b -Going Solo

Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02a- Boy:Tales of Childhood

Boy: Tales of Childhood (Roald Dahl Autobiography #1) by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) From the evocation of an enchanted boyhood spent in Wales and Norway to his unhappy experiences at an English public school, these sparkling memoirs are filled with high spirits and more than a touch of the macabre. “An autobiography is a … Continue reading Helen’s Roald Dahl challenge book 02a- Boy:Tales of Childhood

LBCPuffins review book 19 – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

LBCPuffins Date: Wednesday 18th of February 2015 Time: 6:30pm Venue: White Swan Leeds  Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 19 – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

LBC Dystopia – Book 10 – Divergent – Veronica Roth

LBC DYSTOPIA Venue: Crowd of Favours Date:  Tuesday 28th of October 2014 Time:  6pm - 8pm Address: Harper Street, LS2 7EA Tel: 0113 246 9405 DISCUSSING DIVERGENT VERONICA ROTH   * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * … Continue reading LBC Dystopia – Book 10 – Divergent – Veronica Roth