Category Archives: nostalgic

“It is the tide that pulls the seconds through my blood. It is the tide that threads the minutes through my bones.”

Part Three of my Selkie Series *  ~  *  ~  *  ~  *  ~  * Franny Billingsley.  The Folk Keeper.  New York: Atheneum, 1999. Rating:  4.95 out of 5 amber beads tossed into the sea for smooth sailing. Recommended if … Continue reading

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A very 90s ghost story…about the magic of literacy!

Holy snapdragons, Bookwyrms! It’s my 200th post!!! In honor of this momentous occasion, I’ve decided to rrrrrrewind to one of my other favorite 90s kids’ shows, which inspired me to become a lifelong literacy activist.  Through the magic of YouTube, … Continue reading

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It’s still summer in Sweet Valley.

If you’re lucky enough to live where the mercury never falls below 50, you can totally still sneak in some beach reading in these early days of Autumn.  And what’s beachier than a nostalgic romp through Sweet Valley, California?  Better … Continue reading

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The 2018 Review

Welcome, Postcardians, to another celebration of a year in La-La Land!  Have a metaphorical seat by the imaginary fireplace, and enjoy a virtual taste of my grandmother’s gingerbread mushrooms! * Overview * First, a big Thank You!!! to everyone who … Continue reading

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My Top 6 bookish podcasts

First, a big THANK YOU to everyone who gave me their uplifting book recommendations in response to my last post. I am definitely going to check some of those out this Fall and Winter.  I’m especially looking forward to re-reading … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Double Feature: October Edition

It’s that awesomest time of year again, the month for reading spooky, paranormal stories; stocking up on snack-size Butterfingers; and putting together your kick-@$$ October Daye costume. This month, I’m prepared with several Halloween posts featuring nostalgic middle grade titles, … Continue reading

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Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’: Guess the book by the 90s song title

Let’s play a game!  Inspired by Book Riot‘s “We Didn’t Start the Pale Fire: Books Summarized By 80s Song Titles,” I thought I’d make my own list of book-summing song titles — drawn from the 90s, since that’s the decade that represents … Continue reading

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A short graduation playlist

Edit 07/25/14:  I added two more songs, so this is now a Top Five list (in no particular order; the songs aren’t actually ranked…except maybe the last one.  Anyhoo, Graduation!  I’m sure this is still relevant to some people…end of the … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Review: The Unicorn Chronicles

This is a Finish ALL the Books! update.  You can find the complete list of FAtBC titles here, and the ones I’ve finished so far here. ______________________ Back in my 2012 Favorites post, I mentioned a few books I was looking … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Review: shorts edition

Ever since I started the Nostalgic Review feature, I’ve been meaning to do a post on my favorite/most-clearly-remembered short stories from grade- and high-school English classes.  Remember those awesome lit textbooks you always wished you could keep after the semester … Continue reading

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