Nostalgic Bookshelf

Snarky recaps of nostalgic media, including Making Out, Baywatch, Blyton and Baby-Sitter's Club
[Goosebumps] Goosebumps Bonus: The Surprise On The 13th Floor by R. L. Stine and Cheryl Hotchkiss (28 Feb 2018) By jude

Title: Goosebumps – The Surprise On The 13th Floor, a.k.a. “Walt Disney’s Goosebumps” (Plus Bonus Story) Author: R.L. Stine and Cheryl Hotchkiss Artist: Michael Graeney Summary: N/A Initial Thoughts And now it’s time for something very special, possibly even rarer than “Goosebumps Haunted Library.” Disney Adventures magazine held a contest in the 1990s. In their… read more


[Sweet Valley] Sweet Valley Twins #41: The Twins Get Caught by Francine Pascal (26 Feb 2018) By Wing

Title: The Twins Get Caught Summary: Against their better judgment… Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield can’t wait until Saturday night. Their friend Aaron Dallas is throwing “the party of the year” at a new teen club called the Hangout. Everyone from their class will be there—including Jessica’s latest crush, dreamy Todd Wilkins. But when Steven, the… read more


[Sweet Valley] Sweet Valley Twins Podcast Episode 20: The Ghost in the Graveyard (23 Feb 2018) By Raven

Wing, Raven and Dove talk about Sweet Valley Twins Super Chiller 2: The Ghost in the Graveyard. They also discuss Bleak Valley and how the book ties into this theory.


[Bone Chillers] Bone Chillers #23: Romeo and Ghouliette by Betsy Haynes (22 Feb 2018) By jude

Title: Bone Chillers #23 – Romeo and Ghouliette a.k.a. “Hail, Hail Sirbania, A Land I Didn’t Make Up” Author: Betsy Haynes (Ryan Chipman (Based on the script by Regge Bulman and Clay Eide)) Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: What fright through yonder window breaks? [Wing: Okay, that’s kind of delightful.] Summary: Cooking up trouble… Lexi knows there’s… read more


[The Famous Five] Famous Five #1: Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton (21 Feb 2018) By Wing

Wing recaps Famous Five #1: Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton and nearly dies in paroxysms of joy over ridiculous children and their doggy and their charming adventures and their treasure.


[Fear Street] Fear Street #45: Cat by R. L. Stine (20 Feb 2018) By jude

Title: Fear Street: Cat, a.k.a. “I Really, Really, REALLY Hate Barry Allen Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Bill Schmidt Tagline: C-A-T- spells murder. Summary: The cat came back… [Wing: Damn it, I have been earwormed.] Marty never liked the cat – it always got in the way at basketball practice. But he never meant to kill it. Now Marty thinks he’s going… read more


[Sweet Valley] Sweet Valley Twins Podcast Episode 19: Danny Means Trouble (16 Feb 2018) By Raven

Wing, Raven and Dove talk about Sweet Valley Twins 40: Danny Means Trouble. They also discuss Bleak Valley and how the book ties into this theory.


[The Last Vampire] Last Vampire #2: Black Blood by Christopher Pike (15 Feb 2018) By Wing

Title: Last Vampire #2: Black Blood by Christopher Pike Summary: Believing that she and her partner, Ray, are the last remaining vampires, five-thousand-year-old Alisa is stunned when she learns about a series of brutal murders in the United States that can only be the work of their own kind. Tagline: The wave of death spread like a… read more


[1986 Film Fest, Movies] Crazy Moon (1986) (14 Feb 2018) By bat

Title: Crazy Moon (1986) Summary: No website can agree on an “official” synopsis of this film. Let’s just say it’s a “rom-com” before that was a thing, and it’s really… strange. Tagline: Sometimes acting crazy is the only way to stay together. Note: I found this on YouTube. I believe it is still there; this… read more


[Comics] The Abandoned by Sophie Campbell (14 Feb 2018) By jude

Title: The Abandoned aka “Howard, They’re Zombies” Creator: Sophie Campbell Summary: Big-hearted volunteer worker by day, unruly rocker by night, Rylie is one of the most-liked residents of the small island-town of Buffalora. When she sets her sights on Naomi, the new girl in town, love is definitely in the air. Unfortunately for Rylie, so… read more