Monthly Archives: August 2013

River Heights #1: Love Times Three By Carolyn Keene

Love Nancy Drew Mysteries? Except for the mystery part? And the Nancy Drew part? Have I got the series for you! Background: Clearly designed to cash in on the popularity of Sweet Valley High, River Heights is a direct continuation of … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Coffee, Tea or Me? (Norman Panama, 1973)

(Click here for information on the 2013 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As three of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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Penny Allen and the Mystery of the Haunted House By Jean McKechnie

I know, I know! Every other week I’m like “I picked up this book because it looks totally normal but it turns out it totally is not!” In this case, it appears to be a volume in a standard Girls … Continue reading

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Love Byte By Helane Zeiger

Honestly, I was expecting this to be terrible: that title! That font! Those glasses! But aside from the awkward first-person present-tense narration, this was kind of a hoot. Background: I’ve previously discussed the merits of the similarly-becovered Sweet Dreams, First … Continue reading

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Student Nurse By Bernard and Marjorie Palmer

I think I’ve become an unexpected fan of Bernard and Marjorie Palmer’s “Career Books” girls’ series published by the Moody Bible Institute. While the stories are simple in the extreme, it is refreshing to read a series where the plot … Continue reading

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