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Category Archives: nostalgic
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
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
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
Another post for the From the Bowels of Obscurity Book Club (Hee! Ahem, *cough*, sorry, I promise to settle down now. Really, I will.) . . . . . . . . In 7th grade, I went through a cat … Continue reading
Back in March, sj tweeted to me about this new informal club that Becoming Cliché was starting: the From the Bowels of Obscurity Children’s Book Club [pause while we wait for our inner 12-year-olds to stop giggling at “bowels.” Hee!] … Continue reading
Inspired by Jean of Howling Frog Books, whose January posts focused on lesser-known children’s titles from (mostly) outside the U.S., I thought I’d share a few of the classic Lithuanian stories I grew up with. . . . . . … Continue reading
For the Harry Potter Readalong… … I re-read Sorcerer’s Stone and Deathly Hallows, and read the following Harry-relevant books: . . . . . . . . Messrs Mooney, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs advise readers that the following post … Continue reading
WARNING: This post contains significant levels of nostalgic melodrama, tempered somewhat with retrospective sarcasm. Also, possible spoilers for any of the books mentioned (only in the hover text, though). Proceed with caution. . . . . . . . . Ah, Sweet … Continue reading