Monthly Archives: July 2016

Yobgorgle: Mystery Monster of Lake Ontario By Daniel M. Pinkwater

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
This is about the time I lived for two weeks in a motel in Rochester, New York, with my Uncle Mel, and what happened to me while I was there. Background:…

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Cher! By Vicki Pellegrino

The child bride turned vamp! Unlike the last week’s quickie celebrity biography, in which the subject had not yet done much of note, the author here has to contend with a subject that might just be (GASP!) washed up. With … Continue reading

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John Travolta: An Illustrated Biography By Suzanne Munshower

TV’s most popular Sweathog and one of today’s most promising actors! Pity the poor celebrity biographer, charged with turning out a quickie mass-market paperback on a star that may turn out to be HUGE, but at the moment is a … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Sybil By Flora Rheta Schreiber

(Click here for information on the 2016 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all 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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