What book could you read over and over again?


What book could you read over and over again?

This is such a difficult question, because I can’t just pick out one single book. I will happily read books again after a gap. Probably the ones I’ve read the most are the books which I own from the ‘The Chalet School’ series of books written by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer . Sadly I don’t have the complete set – some of the rare ones now cost in the £100’s so I won’t be purchasing them at that price.

I enjoyed these books as a child, and occasionally still go back and read them again. I love escaping into that world for a short while, and enjoying their adventures.

In 1925, Madge Bettany found herself in a difficult situation when her brother had to return to his job in India. She needed to create some much-needed income while also caring for her delicate younger sister, Joey. After considering her options, Madge came to the realisation that starting a boarding school would be the most convenient way to achieve her goals.

However, finding a suitable place in England proved to be too costly for her plans. Undeterred, Madge decided to look further afield, and eventually settled on a large chalet in the Austrian Tyrol. The location provided a helpful climate for Joey’s recuperation and was the perfect setting for the school.

Thus, The Chalet School was founded. Little did she know of the excitements and adventures that lay ahead!!

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What book, or series of books have you read more than once or twice?

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Books behave.

Books Behave As Performed By Lovedew Cardew At The George & Dragon, York, April 2016

I like books cause they don’t care
If your knickers match your bra
If you’ve washed your hair
I like books cause they don’t invade your space
They sit on your shelf
They don’t get in your face
I like books cause they don’t mind
What your heart contains
Who you’ve left behind
I like a book cause it doesn’t give a shit
When you get to the end what you think of it
Books don’t care if you’ve got a degree
What you watch on TV
Books don’t judge if you’ve got tattoos
If your friends are few
I like books cause they don’t care.

Taken from ‘Lost For Words’.

The shelves of books.

Fun times.

List five things you do for fun.

Fun can be found in so many ways, here are a few things I really enjoy doing.


1. Reading is something I find great fun, and it can be educational too. I love delving into different stories and disappearing into yet another world, whether it be one about wizards and magic, or a murder mystery book. As you read it opens your eyes and imagination to new possibilities, it also helps improve your spelling and vocabulary.

2. Shooting, in my case target shooting using an air pistol. This is really enjoyable, I go to a fantastic local club which is accessible for wheelchair users, but anyone is more than welcome to have a go as long as they are able to shoot safely and follow instructions. I thrive on the challenge of trying to better my previous scores, and take part in competitions too.

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3. Word games are a something I find fun to do whilst I’m sat having a cuppa, I do enjoy Wordle, word searches, crosswords, anagrams, and other word puzzles too. Wordle is done while enjoying my first cuppa of the day, it helps getting my brain working in the morning.

4. Paper crafting, and being creative in general helps me relax and it’s a great way of making something personal and unique for Birthdays, Christmas etc….

5. I love spending time in the garden in the warmer months, just enjoying nature, planting seeds and watching things grow.

Hidden secrets.


As a child I loved reading mystery stories, you know, those ones with smugglers and other crimes too.

Apart from the excitement of finding out what was going to happen next, and who the guilty person was, and their capture. I was also absolutely fascinated by all the secret passageways and hidden entrances.

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The ‘detectives’ in these books were often children, such and those in the ‘Famous Five’ stories. Gosh didn’t they have amazing adventures and such freedom too!!

My nearest city has secret (well old) passages underneath it, and I’d love to be able to go down there and explore. What an incredible and interesting experience that would be.

Ideal reading zone.

You get to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What’s it like?


I love reading and always have done. I grew up reading all sorts of books, fiction, true stories, adventure, crime, magical, mystery and more.

Books take you into a whole new world, each one is different, and you can’t help but learn something from each new book you read. These new worlds deserve a special place in which to be enjoyed and savoured from the real world in which we live.

If I could have a special area/room just for reading in, then this is what I’d love to create….. A room with two opposite walls filled with bookshelves, one end wall would have a bay window with a deep window seat with angled ends which could act as a back rest if desired.

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There would be plenty of cushions and a lovely Sherpa fleece draped to one side to snuggle up in whilst reading, and a flip round table on which to rest the book if wanted.

At the other end of the room would be a real working fireplace, and to one side there would be a mini fridge containing milk and butter, there would also be tea and hot chocolate things along with bread, as well as a kettle and toaster so you could spend all day in there drinking tea and eating freshly made toast.

No, I didn’t forget the door, that would be a secret hidden left for you to discover how to get into my little private hideaway library.