Category Archives: nostalgic

Nostalgic Double Feature: October Edition

It’s that awesomest time of year again, the month for reading spooky, paranormal stories; stocking up on snack-size Butterfingers; and putting together your kick-@$$ October Daye costume. This month, I’m prepared with several Halloween posts featuring nostalgic middle grade titles, … Continue reading

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Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’: Guess the book by the 90s song title

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

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A short graduation playlist

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

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Nostalgic Review: The Unicorn Chronicles

This is a Finish ALL the Books! update.  You can find the complete list of FAtBC titles here, and the ones I’ve finished so far here. ______________________ Back in my 2012 Favorites post, I mentioned a few books I was looking … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Review: shorts edition

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

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It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s CATWINGS!

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

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“…inside that peach stone is a tree, folded a million times. So go and plant it.”

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

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“Ten miške, kur eglės ošią…”

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

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A Very Potter Retrospective

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

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The Sweet Valley post

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

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