Monday, September 10, 2012

Magic Monday: The Magic of Enid Blyton

What are you reading?
Shiva Trilogy by Amish : The Secret of the Nagas
The No-Dogs-Allowed Rule by Kashmira Seth (Digital ARC)
Shakespeare on Toast by Ben Crystal (Digital ARC)
Read Aloud Poems – Edited by Glorya Hale (Digital ARC)

Magic Monday: The Magic of Enid Blyton: I grew up reading Enid Blyton as a kid. Endearing characters like Mr.Pink Whistle, naughty Binkle and Flip, the wonderful creatures of the Faraway Tree, fairies and more as well as Elizabeth Jane (from the Naughtiest Girl series), all her mystery/adventure series(Famous Fives, Secret Sevens, Five Find outers and more), and so many more. Some of my favorite books to read and read again as a kid were Enid Blytons’.
I remember my very first Enid Blyton – ‘Rag, Tag and Bobtail’.  I looked for that book during my recent visit back home but looks like it got lost during our many moves over the years.  I did bring back a few other old beloved Enid Blytons back with me – ‘The Adventures of Binkle and Flip’, ‘The Children of Cherry Tree Farm’, and ‘The Secret Mountain’. I also bought, at my favorite book store in Bangalore, books from the Naughtiest Girl series.
The world Enid Blyton created for me through her books, was always magical, be it about magical creatures, or other boys and girls on adventures.  I dreamt of my very own magical trees, chairs, and grand adventures and was rapidly falling in love.. with reading. This first love of mine has lasted so long and am confident will stay for years to come! 
And today, I am passing on this love of reading and Enid Blyton to my little ones..


  1. Sharing our love of reading with our children is one of the very best things isn't it? Your post made me smile :)

    Happy happy reading!
    The Relentless Reader

    1. thank you for your visit and your comments.. glad to hear that my post made you smile..


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