Title: Changes For Molly Author: Valerie Tripp Illustrator: Nick Bakes Summary: Molly can hardly wait for Dad to come home! She’s especially excited because he’ll arrive in time to see her dance the part of Miss Victory in the big Red Cross show. Molly isn’t worried about her tap dancing because she’s the best in Miss LaVonda’s dance class. But she wants to look sophisticated so Dad will know how much she’s gro...

Rosey recaps Making Out #12: Claire Can't Lose by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant), which has very little do with with Claire and her wins/losses, and everything to do with ZOEY'S UNBRIDLED ANGST. Again....

Wing recaps Making Out #11: Ben Takes a Chance by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant) and yells a lot about how people are not objects to own, goddamn it....

Wing recaps Famous Five #10: Five on a Hike Together by Enid Blyton and would probably kill you if you drank every time she said WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK....

Jude recaps Molly Book #5: Molly Saves The Day by Valerie Tripp....

Dove recaps Famous Five #9: Five Fall Into Adventure by Enid Blyton, which is the most racist Blyton to date and, as a bonus, features Julian and Dick's first TWO forays into kidnapping....

Dove recaps Making Out #10: Nina Shapes Up by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant) in which Nina is neither shaped nor shapeless, but Zoey is a complete pain in the ass...

Title: A Molly Mystery – The Light In The Cellar, a.k.a. “Molly and the Mystery of the Horrible Hoarders” Author: Sarah Masters Buckley Cover Artist: Jean-Paul Tibbles Summary: Molly wishes she and her friend Emily had an exciting volunteer job that really helped in the fight to win World War Two. Instead, they’re magazine delivery girls at Oak Knoll Hospital. Soon, however, Molly and Emily start to suspect something very un-p...

Necromommycon recaps The Famous Five #8: Five Get Into Trouble wherein the official summary is absolute nonsense, and the Five are the most organised kidnap victims in the world....

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Title: Zoey Plays Games Front Blurb: Life was bliss for Zoey and Lucas until Aaron showed up on the island. Now Aaron wants Zoey. Claire wants Aaron and Zoey’s got a secret that EVERYONE is talking about. How long before Lucas finds out that Zoey Plays Games Back Blurb: Zoey plays games with Aaron and sets off a wave of broken hearts. Because Lucas is in love with Zoey, Claire has vowed to make Aaron her own. But the island is too small for...

Wing recaps Baby-Sitters Club #9: The Ghost at Dawn's House by Ann M. Martin, and it is a sweet, kind, adorable semi-ghost story with a horrible lack of logic at one point. <3 Dawn....

Crazy Moon (1986)
1986 Film Fest , Movies / 14th February 2018

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 is a hard film to find, except maybe on VHS tape. So, what I’m watching isn’t the best in picture quality, but ...

Making Out #2: Jake Finds Out by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant)
Making Out / 14th February 2018

Title: Jake Finds Out Front Blurb: Zoey fooled around behind Jake’s back with Lucas, who used to go out with Claire. Claire’s falling in love with Jake, but she’s got a secret only Lucas knows, and she’s dreading what will happen when… Jake finds out. Back Blurb: They’ve all grown up together on a tiny island. They think they know everything about one another… but they’re only just beginning to find out the truth. Jake f...

Baby-Sitters Club #2: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls by Ann M. Martin
The Baby-Sitters Club / 7th February 2018

Title: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls Summary: Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne and Stacey have had some strange adventures since they started the Baby-sitters Club. [Wing: Considering this is book #2, I think that’s a bit of a stretch, blurb writer.] But nothing’s been as spooky as what’s going on right now. The baby-sitters have been getting mysterious phone calls when they’re out on their jobs. When a phone ri...

Molly Book #1: Meet Molly, An American Girl by Valerie Tripp
American Girls / 24th January 2018

Title: Meet Molly a.k.a. “You Know Who Else Played Pranks? HITLER!” Author: Valerie Tripp Illustrator: Nick Backes Summary: FOR MOLLY MCINTIRE, life seems full of changes. It’s 1944 and the world is at war. Her father is far away caring for wounded soldiers. Her mother is busy working for the Red Cross. Mrs. Gilford, the strict housekeeper, makes her eat terrible things like turnips from the Victory garden. And everyone i...

Welcome to Nostalgic Bookshelf
General/Admin / 28th November 2017

NostalgicBookshelf.com recaps The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M Martin, Making Out by Katherine Applegate (and Michael Grant), Fighting Fantasy by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson, Enid Blyton books, and nostalgic TV and movies....