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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)

For the fourth and final entry in Warner Bros. 1938-39 series of Nancy Drew films, we finally get to a credited adaptation of an actual Nancy Drew book. Now, I have not read The Hidden Staircase, the second book in … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew…Trouble Shooter (1939)

Continuing this week with the third of four Nancy Drew movies produced by Warner Brothers in 1938-39, and I suspect we are getting farther and farther afield of the source material, and the emphasis continues to be on the wacky … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew… Reporter (1939)

So, I decided that if I’m in for a penny, I’m in for a pound on Nancy Drew’s 90th Anniversary… no, not actually reading them, but watching the other three Warner Bros. films from the 1930s. The accent is definitely … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew… Detective (1938)

So, confession on the occasion of Nancy Drew’s 90th Anniversary: I have never actually read a Nancy Drew book. Back in the early years of this site I did read and review Grosset & Dunlop’s Nancy Drew Cookbook (mmm, Crooked … Continue reading

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Nurses Three: First Assigment (#2) By Jean Kirby

For a nurse, she knew, a first assignment like this one could be the most decisive step in her life… Another week in October, another Whitman girls’ series by Jean Kirby, AKA Jinny McDonnell AKA Virginia Bleecher McDonnell. Background: I’ve … Continue reading

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Night of the Twisters By Ivy Ruckman

Tornado Alert! Tornado Alert! Left in charge of your baby brother while your parents are out for evening when a tornado blows down your house and now it is up to you and your BFF to escape from the rubble … Continue reading

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No Coins, Please By Gordon Korman

How much trouble can six 11-year -old campers cause on a tour across the U.S.A.? Background: Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers, in part because (as stated in the Scholastic Book Services … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: No Bed of Her Own By Val Lewton

Click here for information on the 2014 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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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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Nothing Ever Happens Here By Carol Beach York

Elizabeth learns what growing up is all about through love… and a summer she will never forget. Background: Carol Beach York is one of those authors that seemed to specialize in YA and Juvenile mass-market paperbacks. In addition to a … Continue reading

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