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reviewing old favourite books || ft. riddhi *ೃ༄

hey everyone! today’s post is a bookish collab with riddhi @ whispering stories. it has been forever since i last did a bookish post, so, i’m excited for this collab!😄 check out riddhi’s blog @ whispering stories and @poems and poesies – she mainly writes bookish posts, and music reviews, advice & her poetry is amazing~ thank you so much for doing a collab with me💕

as the title says, we’re going to be reviewing our old favourite books – books we used to be obsssedsd dobsessed abscess obsessed (finally-😂) with years ago. we’ve both reviewed 5 books, and in this post, you’ll find riddhi’s reviews, and mine on her blog.

❒ The Faraway Tree:

Okay, I’ve grown up reading Enid Blyton books. I love her short stories, but I loved the Faraway tree the most! I loved all those adventures the kids had with Moonface, Silky and Whatzisname. I could not help but imagine myself right there with them, and having all those adventures. Aah, it’s a good book, guys, read it if you haven’t- even if you’re a grown up!

E – I love this book so much! and the short stories by Enid Blyton

❒ Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew:

Okay, so these were THE thing in my school back when I was a middle schooler, and I loved them! I mean, I think that’s where my love for mystery sprouted. I loved reading all about the crimes Nancy, Bess and George would solve, it was just so fun!

❒ Harry Potter

You’d be lying if you said you haven’t heard of Harry Potter. I read these books during the summer vacation of sixth grade, and I remember reading those the entire day! I literally finished the books in 8 days- Order of Phoenix being Order of Phoenix took me a couple of days, but I just loved them so much! I know JKR has said bad stuff, but you cannot deny that Harry Potter is elite.

E- honestly, I haven’t even finished reading the whole series yet. I didn’t get a chance to – but I agree, the HP series is elite.

❒ Sudha Murthy’s short stories:

Okay, some of the short story compilations were non-fiction, so I can proudly say that I have read non-fiction as a kid! But seriously though, these books were really cool, and like the author’s experiences are so interesting and well-written, you can’t help but read them!

EI used to read collections of Sudha Murthy’s short stories too! and still do.

❒ Thea Stilton and Mouseford Academy

Okay, ngl, I didn’t like Geronimo Stilton books a lot, but I loved reading about the Thea Sisters, and especially the Mouseford Academy ones! Also, that author is a genius! I recently went to a bookstore, and all the series’- Thea Stilton, Geronimo Stilton etc. still continue to this day! Like, just wow!

and, that was it! i hope you enjoyed reading.🤎

have you read any of the books mentioned? what are your favorite books from your childhood?

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35 thoughts on “reviewing old favourite books || ft. riddhi *ೃ༄

  1. Ooh this is such a good idea, and I actually know all of these books somehow. ✌️
    ahhhh the faraway tree was like *THE* book that got me into reading when I was like five- EE. 😌
    And of COURSE gotta love Harry Potter; I read it when I was six haha-
    Sudha murty!! Almost never see her in the blogosphere huh, but I loved reading those short story books.
    And honestly, I didn’t like the Thea Stilton books much. 👀 I read like eight of them because two of my friends were really into those books, but I think I should’ve read them when I was like seven- 🥲

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  2. You guys obviously both already had great taste as kids! 😂 Harry Potter has always been my biggest obsession ever, but I would be lying if I said I never had the Enid Blyton or Nancy Drew phases. My friends and I would even play Nancy Drew at recess and fight over who would get to be George…

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  3. I haven’t really read to many of Enid blyton’s short stories but I used to love Mallory towers and Saint Claire’s! They were basically the only things I used to read for a while 😂
    And yess I never like Geronimo Stilton that much too 😭 Thea Stilton used to be the go to for me haha.
    Loved reading this!

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  4. Aaaah this post!!!!
    Harry Potter was everyone’s childhood, how could you not have finished it yet, Evin!? Go read it asap!
    And Nancy drew and the clue crew was so cool too! This was an awesome collab, guys!

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