Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Girl Scouts’ Rivals (#5) By Edith Lavell

“The jury finds the defendant guilty of breaking the first five Girl Scout laws and recommends her dismissal from the organization!” Background: Fictional series about Girl Scouting date back nearly to the organization’s founding in 1912; by the 1920s the sub-genre … Continue reading

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Memo: To Myself When I Have A Teenage Kid By Carol Snyder

What secrets will the diary reveal? Background: Especially For Girls was a mail-order book club offered through the venerable Weekly Reader service and marketed to young teenagers. Women of A Certain Age will immediately recognize the cover for Ann Reit’s Dream … Continue reading

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Imaginary Summer Book Club Update

It has come to my attention that the July selection of Imaginary Summer Book Club, No Bed of Her Own By Val Lewton is hard to come by, and despite having been reissued in 2006, cost-prohibitive to obtain. In light of that … Continue reading

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Summer Break By Victoria M. Althoff

This summer would be it! Summer break! Time to get LAZY! Watching MTV 9 hours a day-lazy! (How many times will they play the video for Madonna’s “Material Girl”? Exactly 27 times!) Oh, wait. Not so lazy that you use … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2014 Edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club

Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century, Oh Look I Made an FAQ This Year.  This year’s titles are… The … Continue reading

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