Throwback Weekend

Quietly Nancy arose, put on her slippers, and walked to the porch. Suddenly she gave a start. Was her imagination playing tricks, or did she really see a ghostly figure gliding over the water? (Keene 11)

I’m reading The Secret of Mirror Bay by Carolyn Keene, and I’m remembering how much I loved Nancy Drew books. Carlea gave me books 49 and 50 in the original series, and ahh I love them! George and Bess make an appearance in this one. I thought I hadn’t read this one, but I vaguely remember parts of it, like that there’s a girl who resembles Nancy is going around cheating vacationers.

Went to Vanessa’s place to celebrate her birthday with game day, which was so much fun and just what I needed. We played Apples to Apples, The Game of Things, and Malarkey. Why aren’t there, like, game lounges? Game bars? Game clubs? I learned so much about the brains of the people around me. And it was very interesting. This idea may just replace my Plan B, which was to start a restaurant with a literature-inspired menu.

I’m about to start reading The Art of Time in Fiction by Joan Silber for workshop. Last semester we read The Art of Subtext by Charles Baxter—this is all part of the same series—and I loved it, so I was glad to see we’d be reading this one.

3 thoughts on “Throwback Weekend

  1. Nancy Drew! This post makes me happy. It also reminds me that I need to buy Kate Beaton’s recently released “Hark, a Vagrant!” book so I can enjoy Paranoid Nancy in print form. Those two books you mention at the end also sound really cool — I’ll have to peep at your bookshelf when I go visit in April!

  2. Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve ever read a Nancy Drew book. I know! Scandalous, haha. It’s probably because my brother was being forced to read the “Boxcar Children” books as a kid and I didn’t want to read any mysteries. Stubborn, I guess.

    I haven’t read anything from “The Art of” series…. now I’m curious. I’ll have to check ’em out.

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