Author Archives: nikkihb

About nikkihb

Wife. Mother. Reader. Blogger.

“Guess who barfed in the rented van?” Or, Sea City Here We Come!

At some point, the BSC books became crazy-ass bonkers. Pretty sure it started with Mary Anne’s Makeover┬ábut who knows? I just finished reading Super Special #10; Sea City, Here We Come!, and I’m still not entirely clear on what all … Continue reading

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“Everybody wants a rock to wind a piece of string around.”

I’m not sure if I can even tell the difference between pointless nostalgia and meaningful nostalgia anymore. A conversation with my husband last night led me to listening to They Might Be Giants’ 1990 album Flood while I was working … Continue reading

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"I fit in fine back where I belong…" or Up Country

Originally posted on Are You There Youth? It's Me, Nikki:
Can we start off talking about this cover art? Poor Carl is sitting there, in the snow, all alone. He does have that magnificent head of hair. Did I…

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Books Read 2016

2016 blew. But I managed to read fifty-one books. I read a lot of good things, but very few things that absolutely blew me away. On the other hand, I only read one book that I absolutely loathed, so that’s … Continue reading

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“Do you hear noises at night?” or, Took

I didn’t realize that Mary Downing Hahn is still writing and publishing books! In my mind, her books firmly belong in the 1980’s and 90’s. So imagine my surprise when I saw this book at my kids’ Scholastic Book Fair … Continue reading

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“She would find the boy she always wanted to meet.” Or, The Luckiest Girl

This book was published in 1958. In many ways, it’s really dated, but in other ways it’s completely timeless. Honestly, I went in to this expecting to roll my eyes at the fifties-ishness of the whole thing. But I actually … Continue reading

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Not Throwing Away My Shot – History books for kids

Look, just because I’ve been incredibly negligent about keeping up with the blog, doesn’t mean I don’t have things to say. Granted, it’s been a while since I’ve read any BSC books, but I’ll try to get back into that … Continue reading

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