Nostalgic Bookshelf

Snarky recaps of nostalgic media, including Making Out, Baywatch, Blyton and Baby-Sitter's Club
Posts by Dove
I am Team Geiger (Making Out), Team Nina/Lucas (Making Out), Team Jessica (Sweet Valley) and Team Bad Guy (Point Horror). I was once in a Fairy Liquid advert and am the voice of a claymation cow named Daisy.

[The Famous Five] The Famous Five #6: Five on Kirrin Island Again by Enid Blyton (3 Aug 2018)

Dove recaps The Famous Five #6: Five on Kirrin Island Again by Enid Blyton, wherein everyone hates on Anne, despite her being the best thing in this. Also, there’s a tower, secrets, adventure, and it’s all incredibly boring.


[My Little Pony] My Little Pony: The End of Flutter Valley – Parts 1-2 (S01E01-2) (10 Jul 2018)

Dove recaps My Little Pony: The End of Flutter Valley – Parts 1-2 (S01E01-2) and becomes heartily sick of all of the “hilarious” pratfalls they manage to ram into two 10-minute episodes.


[My Little Pony] My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) (26 Jun 2018)

Dove recaps My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) and swears a lot, and mourns the misuse of a potentially great plot.


[Making Out] Making Out #5: Claire Gets Caught by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant) (9 May 2018)

Dove recaps Making Out #5: Claire Gets Caught by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant) wherein Claire is outstanding, Lucas is a horny toad, Jake is adorable, Nina and Benjamin are faffy, and there is SNOW!


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

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)

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.


[Making Out] Making Out #3: Nina Won’t Tell by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant) (14 Mar 2018)

Dove Recaps Making Out #3: Nina Won’t Tell, wherein Nina is the bravest of the brave and the funniest of the funny. Proceed with caution as this recap discusses and references the sexual abuse of a minor.


[Sweet Valley] Sweet Valley Twins #42: Jessica’s Secret (5 Mar 2018)

Dove recaps Sweet Valley Twins #42: Jessica’s Secret, wherein we find people both stupider and bitchier than the Unicorns, and Elizabeth wants to know: HAVE YOU STARTED YOUR PERIOD?


[Enid Blyton] Secret #1 – The Secret Island (17 Jan 2018)

Dove recaps Enid Blyton’s first book, The Secret Island, in which there is child abuse, manual labour and lashings and lashings of… lettuce.


[Making Out] Making Out #1: Zoey Fools Around by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant) (10 Jan 2018)

Dove recaps Making Out #1: Zoey Fools Around by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant). And Nina Geiger is still THE BEST.