Author Archives: mondomolly

Nurses Three: Danger Island (#5) By Jean Kirby

If her terrible injuries were to be tended, it was up to strangers – people like Penny – to do what must be done… Continuing our annual fall retrospective of Whitman girls’ series books with the 5th volume in the … Continue reading

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I Gotta Be Me By Tammy Bakker (With Cliff Dudley)

(Click here for information on the 2022 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. This week, the second selection, Tammy Faye [Bakker] Messner’s I Gotta Be Me)  There may be three feet of snow on the … Continue reading

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Movie Madness And/Or Mania: Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)

Welcome back, constant readers! Never fear, there are still Imaginary Summer Autumnal Book Club and Whitman series reviews to come this month, and I am catching up on comments, Name That Book requests and e-mails! Watch this space! But just … Continue reading

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Robin Kane (#4) The Candle Shop Mystery By Eileen Hill

“He can’t do that!” Robin exclaimed. “I’m no lawyer, Mr. Lodato, but this is the United States of America and no one can take anyone’s child away from him like that!” Background: Usually, fall means a look at the “girls’ … Continue reading

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Your Happiest Years By Dick Clark

Dick reviews many of the problems that face a teen-ager as he or she moves through these changing years, and suggests ways to make the years happy and profitable… What kind of advice does America’s Oldest Teenager, pictured here as … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Forever Amber By Kathleen Winsor

(Click here for information on the 2022 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. This week, the first selection, Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor) Well, Constant Readers, I vowed to get to our first massive … Continue reading

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Rod Serling’s Night Gallery

Don’t miss television’s most imaginative show… If it’s summer, it must be time for watching reruns on TV and checking out novelizations of movies and TV shows out of the local library! (What? Isn’t this everyone?) A few summers back … Continue reading

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Love At First Sight (First Love From Silhouette #9) By Elaine Harper

How could nature have produced such virile perfection? Background: I am on the record about how I’ve turned around my opinion on Silhouette’s First Love romances (“AMERICA’S publisher of Contemporary Romance”), at least when it comes to Elaine Harper’s terminally … Continue reading

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Announcing the 2022 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. This year, the Love Stinks edition. I’m announcing it early and trimming the … Continue reading

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Movie Madness And/Or Mania: Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (1971)

Back in 2014 I wrote about the 1967 teens-in-trouble classic Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones, in which author Ann Head (the penname for non-YA writer Anne Wales Christensen), tells the story of how two high school seniors cope with … Continue reading

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