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I Passed as a Teenager By Lyn Tornabene

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
Before Drew Barrymore did it in Never Been Kissed, before Cameron Crowe did it for-reals for (the book) Fast Times at Ridgemont High, freelance journalist Lyn Tornabene, “cute and 33”, left New York and went…

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So You’re A Teenage Girl By Jill Renich

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
“Oh, Mother! Don’t you wish you were a teenager!!?” “No, I don’t, honey.” Background: Author Jill Renich is the granddaughter of famed 19th century evangelist Reuben Archer Torrey, and she was…

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Turkey Trot (First Love From Silhouette #117) By Elaine Harper

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
Martha would have to wing it! Another holiday, another seasonally appropriate title from First Love from Silhouette author Elaine Harper! Background: 236 First Love titles were published between 1981 and 1987…

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Brief Update

1. Thanks to everyone who checked out the Spring Cleaning Charity Auction!  The books have been shipped off to their new home and the contribution sent to the Dollywood Foundation in support of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! 2. Be sure … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Charity Auction #2

In May this blog celebrated its 6th anniversary of providing quality criticism of quality literature (insert scare-quotes where applicable -ED.), and, having run out of Victoria Martin books to commemorate the occasion, I am again putting the “do” in “do-gooder”! As in “do … Continue reading

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BIRTHDAY! BIRTHDAY! BIRTHDAY!

This month marks the 6th birthday of this blog! As thanks to all of my loyal readers, please enjoy this stock photo of a cupcake: Coming later this week: the return of the Spring Cleaning Charity Auction and announcement of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will return the week of January 18, 2018

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