Tag Archives: 1973

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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Call Me Heller, That’s My Name By Stella Pevsner

Don’t dare her to do anything– unless you really mean it- because she’ll do it! This is one of those cases of the 1920s being particularly ill-served by YA historical fiction. Unless it is written by people who actually lived … 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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Snow Bound By Harry Mazer

How hot is it down here in the city?  Hot enough that reading a book about slowly freezing to death in northern New York State sounds positively refreshing. Background: The novel opens with an ominous epigraph from the fall 1970 … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Star (1973)

Foxy Entertainment for 1973!  Launched by Petersen Publishing (purveyors of the squeaky-clean ‘Teen)  in February of 1973, the short-lived Star was a scandalous spin on the teen mag format, focusing on the groupie scene in Los Angeles. Cancelled after just … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Seventeen, February 1973

How has Seventeen, that giant in the world of teen rags, changed over the last forty years? Mostly by becoming younger and smaller. How old is that cover-model? 40? A special supplement for newlyweds? And it is huge! September-issue Vogue huge! Look how it … Continue reading

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When The Bough Breaks By Lois Duncan

Background: Lois Duncan is best known for her YA thrillers, which often involve a supernatural element, such as telepathy or psychic intuition, or witchcraft. However, her work from the late 1960s through the 70s also explicitly addresses how both the … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Girls Series Books, Part II: The Nancy Drew Cookbook- Clues to Good Cooking

This week we will continue looking at the non-fiction spin-offs of popular Girls’ Series, with a tie-in to the most famous Girl Detective of all time. Does it make sense to learn how to cook from Nancy Drew? While  “gourmet … Continue reading

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