Friday Poetry: A. A. Milne

Happy Friday!

I hope everyone has some exciting weekend plans. I chose this poem for today because it made me smile and hope it makes you smile.

Buckingham Palace

They're changing the guard at Buckingham Palace-
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
Alice is marrying one of the guard.
'A soldier's life is terrible hard,'
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace-
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We saw a guard in a sentry-box.
'One of the sergeants looks after their socks,'
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace-
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
We looked for the King, but he never came.
'Well, God take care of him, all the same,'
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace-
Christopher Robin went down with Alice,
They've great big parties inside the grounds.
'I wouldn't be King for a hundred pounds,'
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace-
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
A face looked out, but it wasn't the King's.
'He's much too busy a -signing things,'
Says Alice.

They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace-
Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
'Do you think the King knows all about me?'
'Sure to, dear, but it's time for tea,'
Says Alice.

A. A. Milne
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The Weekly Brief

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend so far. I have done some fantastic reading this weekend which has been wonderful.

So here is what I have been up to on the blog this week

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

Proving to be very interesting so far.

Books Acquired

I will be honest I have already read this. I bought it on Friday and read it on Saturday, I just couldn’t put it down.

So there is my week.

Please drop me a comment if you want to chat.

Happy Reading

The Weekly Brief

Happy Sunday!

I almost forgot to do this post because to be honest I forgot what day it is. I hope everyone has had a good weekend.

So without further ado, here is what I have been up to this week.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

Really enjoying this so far but I do find the descriptions rather long winded.

There is my blogging week. I hope everyone has a good week next week, full of sunshine and reading.

Happy Reading

The Weekly Brief

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

I hope everyone has had a lovely day today. I must admit I have had a thoroughly good day watching Sherlock Holmes episodes, Sherlock Holmes is played by Jeremy Brett.

So here is what I have been up to in the blog world.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

Got about 20% of this left to read and I am loving it!

I haven’t been that busy on the blog front this week, studying and tutorials have taken up my time.

Happy Reading and Blogging!

The Weekly Brief

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I have just put in a Waterstones order so I am very happy at the prospect of new books being delivered.

Posts this Week

Currently Reading

Absolutely loving this book and I have ordered the next in the series.

Books Acquired

So there is my week in the blogging world.

Happy Reading

The Weekly Brief

Happy Sunday.

I hope everyone’s 2021 has got off to a good start. I am reading two books that I absolutely love and can’t put down which is always good.

So here are my posts from this week.

Currently Reading

Love these two books so much. Dissolution is my buddy read so I am holding back from blitzing it which I could easily do as I am enjoying so much. Leviathan Wakes is excellent and I think I will be reading the next in the series straight away and I hope it will be as good.

Books Acquired

No new books this week as I am restraining myself and trying to reduce my TBR pile slightly. I do plan on doing some preordering though as I always like a surprise book in the post occassionally.

I hope everyone has had a good week.

Happy reading and stay safe.

2020 in Review

Well 2020 has gone so it is time to look back and see how it went.

Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to all my followers for supporting my blog and encouraging me. I would also like to say a massive thank you to all my fellow bloggers for writing such fantastic posts that have kept me entertained through 2020 and have also made me buy and read some books that I would have never thought of reading.

I read 71 books in 2020 and was really pleased with that result as I had a reading slump in January and February that made a dent in my reading time so I was concerned I would not reach my reading goal. Lockdown 1 and 2 helped because it gave me more time to read – about the only bonus of the lockdowns.

I also discovered that I think my favourite genre is now historical fiction, it was always fantasy and sci-fi but I think historical fiction has taken over. I still love fantasy and sci-fi though and the first two books I am reading in 2021 are from the genres historical fiction and sci-fi so I am having a nice balance.

I read 18,043 pages in 2020 so I obviously read longer books than 2019 as I only read 15,902.

The longest book I read was Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir at 624 pages.

The shortest book I read was Letters from Fairyland by Charles Van Sandwyk at 24 pages.

My average book length was 254 pages.

I haven’t actually got a favourite book of 2020 but I have a favourite series instead and that is the Six Tudor Queens series by Alison Weir. I love this series and I can’t wait for the last book in the series and will definitely be reading more books by Alison Weir.

Sadly, my Waterstones Challenge has had to be put on hold because I am shielding as much as possible due to Covid and underlying health issues.

So I think that is about a wrap of my 2020. I have some great plans for the blog in 2021 and can’t wait to get reading and blogging.

Happy Reading!

The Weekly Brief

Hello!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend so far. I had a lovely morning playing the organ for a church service and I got to play a few Christmas songs as well. It was very cold but it was so nice to have a bit of normality back.

Anyway, here is what I have been up to in the blog world.

Posts this Week

Books I am Currently Reading

Books Acquired this Week

No books acquired this week, I am being a good girl and not buying any more Christmas books. It is proving very difficult though.

So that is my week on the blog. I hope you have all had a good week blogging.

Happy Reading.

The Weekly Brief

Happy Sunday!

Another week has gone by and I must admit I am thoroughly enjoying all my Christmas reading. I find Christmas books go particularly well with hot chocolate, a warm blanket and Christmas decorations in the background.

Here is what I have been up to in the blog this week.

Posts this Week

Books I am Currently Reading

Books Acquired this Week

So there is my week and yes I know I said no more buying Christmas books but I just couldn’t help myself! I will try to do better and not buy anymore… I really will try.

Happy Reading!

The Willoughby Book Club #3

Hello!

Today my last book of my birthday present arrived from the Willoughby Book Club. I love getting these monthly book parcels so much, they really give me something to look forward to at the beginning of each month. So here is the book I got for December.

I have never come across Jess Kidd before so I am rather excited to try a new author.

I really do love the Willoughby Book Club, I love the beautifully wrapped books and the fantastic books they choose each month. Due to this I have subscribed to the Book Club for another 12 months so for each month of 2021 I will receive a lovely new book and I can’t wait!

Due to me subscribing for another 12 months Willoughby Book Club have given me a link that if people use they can get 10% off so I thought I would share it with you all just in case you also wanted to join this fantastic Book Club. For the code click here. The code expires on the 25th February 2021.

Please drop me a comment if you are a fellow member or have read the book.

Happy Reading