Category Archives: non-book review

“The Sun is Gonna Surely Shine”….or, Blossom

There are a handful of pop culture items that I strongly associate with my childhood and adolescence. I’ve covered a shitload of them here, from the BSC, to Judy Blume, and even non-book nostalgia like Roseanne, Pump Up the Volume, and … 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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“Everywhere you look,” or, Fuller House

*Minor spoilers ahead* It’s no surprise Netflix wanted to cash in on the nostalgia-fueled success of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. Full House was the logical choice for them, because literally NO ONE cares what Urkel or the family from … Continue reading

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What if the BSC were on Wet Hot American Summer?

Sorry (no I’m not). You know I’ve spent way too much of my life reading and re-reading Babysitters Club books. And I’ve spend the last few weeks watching and rewatching Wet Hot American Summer.  This is the stupid result. Kristy Thomas … Continue reading

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Book rant

I’m taking a break from my usual nostalgia to bring you a rant on an entirely different type of book. Celebrity parenting books. Parenting is big business, and there is no shortage of books and blogs out there to make … Continue reading

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Tiger Eyes: The Movie

Way back in 2009, I wrote about getting my copy of Tiger Eyes signed by Judy Blume at the National Book Festival. Judy (I call her by her first name because we’re pals now (no we’re not)) told me that … Continue reading

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Classic Post: At the Movies

Roger Ebert died today. In his honor, I am reposting this blog I wrote in August 2010 about his show, At the Movies. I credit Ebert, along with his sidekicks Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper with teaching me that movies are … Continue reading

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“Mom, Dad. I’ve quit graduate school to become a racecar driver”. Or, A Very Brady Christmas

I was crazy for the Brady’s growing up, and only in a partially ironic way. I don’t know why, but the Brady Bunch brought a lot of comfort to me, even when I knew the show was ridiculous and trite. … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks

Doctor Who’s Season Seven premiere.  I have SO. MANY. FEELINGS. So a quick recap with spoliers: (beware!) The Doctor along with a newly divorced Amy and Rory (what the fuck is up with THAT?) are kidnapped and taken on board … Continue reading

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I was a Sassy girl

I can’t believe it’s taken me over three and a half years to finally blog about one of the most important aspects of my teenager-hood. I’ve covered The Baby-Sitters Club, Judy Blume and Jerry Spinelli, et al extensively. But one … Continue reading

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