Book Scavanger 3

A Scavanger inspired by following; more of it to come next weekend.

Book inspiration including books made into films out in 2017

A book with season in title:

The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux


In this book 3 women turning 40 together, get to see how their life would have been if they took another path. After seeing this vision they then get to choose whether to keep new or old life and with each option whether they get to remember or forget alternative path. Thought provoking about, whether life leading is best or could have been better.

A Story within a Story

Think as Olive Kitteridge is a novel made up of short stories, it counts as a story within a story. See previous posts for more information.

A book with multiple authors


Previous Victims is a true crime story. It is about a family who’s baby daughter goes missing and it is unclear what has happened to the baby. Three years later the families second baby daughter also goes missing; casting further suspicion upon the family itself. The book is written by Don W Weber a prosecutor and stormy who was a prosecutor in the case and Charles Bosworth an investigative reporter who covered both apparent kidnaps.

A book with a red spine


This is my last remaining Enid Blyton. Mostly I had old paperback Enid Blyton’s, but this one my sister bought me as a child for my birthday.

Giving a way my Enid Blyton books; must have spent hours of my childhood reading them …

A book with a cat on the cover

I thought there would be multiple to choose from but could only find this.

A book made into a film released in 2017.

I had zoo keeper’s wife because I bought it to read before I watched film. I was talking to a friend who works at a cinema last night and she says it is not being shown much because it did not do well in first week. This seems a real shame as one of those true stories that is so amazing that, it would be totally unbelievable if someone had written it. The one cinema I could find that was showing it, is not showing it this weekend. During the week it was only being shown at 15.00 and next week at 12:00; so it is now rather a self fulfilling prophecy that not main people will watch. I ended up with a private screening as no one else watched it at 15:00 on a Thursday with me.

Zookeeper’s Wife Film

Are all true stories: non fiction? Review of The Zoo Keeper’s wife.

 

 

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Giving a way my Enid Blyton books; must have spent hours of my childhood reading them …

I came to an agreement with my parents that I would take my Enid Blyton books when I moved to a bigger house. Then I have gone back and forth about whether I would or anyone else would ever read them again if I kept them and whether they would just unnecessarily be taking up space. The stories were dated when I read them about 25+ years ago so must be even more dated now.

I was going to give them to a charity shop but then mentioned them to friends and two of them wanted them. I took photos of the books to determine how to split the books. Not handed them over yet, but now the decision is made. I will have these photos to remember the books by and happy memories of reading them. Hope their young daughters also get some pleasure out of them. Who knows maybe one day I will borrow them back and meanwhile they are not sitting pointlessly on my shelves.

First pile on left famous five, coming left next pile Mallory towers, St Claire’s, Secret seven and fabulous 4
Mixture of ones good for reading to children or for them to start reading themselves
Others misc

Considering that is just some of Enid Blyton’s books; she wrote so many! Au revoir again for now Blyton.