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Noel Streatfeild Far to Go

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I’ve developed this great delight for finding Noel Streatfeild books at random. I have yet to actually try and look up a list of her books unless I am marking them off on Goodreads, because I enjoy discovering new ones on my travels. A couple of months ago I read (and loved) The Growing Summer, which I decided was my favourite so far. I’ve just found a copy of Far to Go, a sequel to Thursday’s Child featuring the indomitable Margaret Thursday. I forgot how much I loved Margaret, and as I had no idea there was a sequel to her book I was over the moon. Hopefully I can squeeze this one in soon.

2012 The Year in Reading and Other Bookish Things

THE-HOBBIT-DWARVES

 “I am in fact, a hobbit in all but size” J.R.R Tolkien

I have been enjoying a rather Hobbity holiday. This is usually the time of the year I start reading Lord of the Rings, and watching the movies (my new Blu Ray boxed set this year) but I don’t always read The Hobbit before I start LOTR, in fact I will usually read it later. Having read it directly before I started Fellowship of the Ring I was able to enjoy it more as a prequel, more than usual in any case. I sometimes forget the references to Dale and the Mountain during Bilbo’s birthday party, the last chapter in The Lord of the Rings in which we are still allowed to be children.