Nostalgic Bookshelf

Snarky recaps of nostalgic media, including Making Out, Baywatch, Blyton and Baby-Sitter's Club
[Goosebumps] Goosebumps #10: The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine (30 Apr 2018) By jude

Title: Goosebumps – The Ghost Next Door Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: There’s a strange new kid on the block… Summary: “How Come I’ve Never Seen You Before?” Hannah’s neighborhood has gotten a little-weird. Ever since that new boy moved in next door. But when did he move in? Wasn’t the house… read more


[Devil's Elbow] Devil’s Elbow Podcast #14: The Perfume by Caroline B Cooney (26 Apr 2018) By Wing

[Fear Street] Fear Street #31: Switched by R. L. Stine (24 Apr 2018) By jude

Title: Fear Street #31: Switched Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Bill Schmidt Tagline: A mind is a terrible thing to lose. Summary: She traded places with a killer… There’s a little cabin in the Fear Street woods where a girl can really lose her mind. In fact, she can change it into someone else’s. That’s… read more


[Sweet Valley] Sweet Valley Twins #46: Mademoiselle Jessica by Francine Pascal (23 Apr 2018) By Wing

Title: Mademoiselle Jessica Summary: A model family… Jessica Wakefield is sick and tired of spoiled Lila Fowler’s constant boasting. So when she reads about the Model Family competition being sponsored by Teenager Magazine, she’s tempted to enter just to put Lila in her place. The first prize is a fabulous, all-expenses-paid trip to Paris. To… read more


[1986 Film Fest, Movies] Thrashin’ (1986) (22 Apr 2018) By bat

Title: Thrashin’ Summary: Two skateboarding gangs “battle” each other for supremacy and it’s complicated by romance. That’s basically it. Someone on the internet actually likened this to “West Side Story on skateboards”. I don’t think so. Tagline: Hot! Reckless! Totally Insane! (I find it hilarious anyone would find this film ‘hot’.) Note: I watched this… read more


[The Famous Five] The Famous Five #3: Five Run Away Together by Enid Blyton (18 Apr 2018) By Dove

Dove recaps The Famous Five #3: Five Run Away Together by Enid Blyton, wherein Julian is rather insufferable, but the food – when they get it – is absolutely wizard!


[My Little Pony] My Little Pony Special: Escape from Midnight Castle (17 Apr 2018) By Dove

My Little Pony: Escape from (or Rescue at) Midnight (or Nightmare) Castle aka Firefly’s Adventure. Wherein Tirek is a most awesome monster, Scorpan is sympathetic and even Spike is interesting.


[Shivers] Shivers #24: The Ghosts of Devil’s Marsh by M. D. Spenser (16 Apr 2018) By jude

Title: Shivers #24 – The Ghosts of Devil’s Marsh Author: M.D. Spenser Cover Artist: Eddie Roseboom Summary: BIG GHOULS DON’T CRY… Samantha should keep smiling. Otherwise, tears of fear might ruin her summer and probably her life. But the summer was already bad news. There she was on the coast with her cousins. Boy cousins,… read more


[Sweet Valley] Sweet Valley Twins Podcast 26: Lucy Takes The Reins (15 Apr 2018) By Raven

Wing, Raven and Dove talk about Sweet Valley Twins 45: Lucy Takes The Reins. They also discuss Bleak Valley and how the book ties into this theory.


[Making Out] Making Out #4: Ben’s in Love by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant) (11 Apr 2018) By Rosey

Rosey recaps Making Out #4: Ben’s in Love by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant), in which Benjamin is confused over which Geiger he loves, Jake is a car wreck, consent is very iffy, Nina is so cool, and Aisha is the baddest badass that ever badassed.