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Enid Blyton

Published May 1, 2013 by pink sapphire

My first book by Enid Blyton was a present from my primary six form teacher for doing well in my exam. It’s a book in the Secret series. But I wasn’t into reading then and it was kept aside for the next few years until when I was fourteen. Then I had a classmate who had a cabinet full of Enid Blyton books and I happened to visit her one day. That’s when I really started reading her books. I enjoyed the Famous Five series, the Adventure series,  the Secret series, the Mystery series and the Naughtiest Girl series.

I love all the characters in these books. The one that I remember most is from the Famous Five series, George (Georgina) and her dog Timothy and her cousins Julian, Dick and Anne. Together they had lots of adventure  during their holidays.

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

Published April 30, 2013 by pink sapphire

Brighton Rock is my literature text for ‘O’ Levels. It’s really not an easy book for a 16 year-old. Always wonder why this book was chosen. I wished that I had all the guides then that now I can find on the internet.

The book is about a teenager Pinkie, the new leader of a gang, who tired to cover up his crime by getting married (to Rose) but ultimately died in the end. And the person that kind of pushed Pinkie into his loveless marriage and his untimely death is Ida, who wanted to expose his crime of murder.

The book was first published in 1938. (Wow! That’s a long time ago!) and I found out recently too that there were two movies, a play, a musical and a radio dramatisation based on the book.

The 1947 version movie clips

The 2010 updated version movie trailer in a more modern setting.

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Published April 25, 2013 by pink sapphire

This is a book I studied in school for literature when I was fourteen.

It is a story about three pets, a Labrador, a bull terrier and a Siamese cat, and how they find their way home across the Canadian wilderness.

From then on, I have a special fondness for golden retrievers because of the Luath, the labrador, who is kind, loyal and helpful.

They are beautiful to behold, cuddly to hug and safe to be around them.

Found out that they had a movie on the book.