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On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@itiresias Redwall! So many tears! So many beloved characters dying in every book, yet my tender heart couldn't stop reading - why?!

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:38 pm 1

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

Oh man, I love this! I spent the summers of my childhood and adolescence (and college years...) trawling the YA shelves at the library, so I'm a little overexcited with nostalgia about all the titles mentioned above.

Island of the Blue Dolphins and Ella Enchanted (much better than the movie!) were my all-time favorite re-reads.

But The Raging Quiet may be my favorite YA book of all time. So beautiful.

Finally, three great whoa-everything-is-connected books: The View from Saturday, Holes, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:34 pm 3

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@yeah-elle I LOVE Running Out of Time, and also the entire Shadow Children series. Dystopia before it was cool, yo.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:31 pm 0

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@olivebee The Wayside School books are full of such clever humor. I re-read them as a teenager and it was like reading them for the first time, I picked up on so many new things.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:29 pm 1

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@OxfordComma Midnight Magic was also pretty good!

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm 0

On The Books of Our Childhood Summers

@large__marge And Bloomability! I wished so hard I could go to Italy for a year.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm 1

On There's No Such Thing As a Happy Ending On The Internet

@aphrabean Me too. Was it really necessary to describe all the interviewees' Snoopy memorabilia? What did that achieve?

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm 0

On Every Meal Almanzo Eats in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy

I was the same way! Is that why I liked western settler stories so much? My young self had a subconscious yen for molasses and corn cakes?

I also think I desired the American Girl food accessory sets more than I wanted clothes for my doll.

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 3:50 pm 1

On Fresh Hells

Man, so many beautiful words here lately (ahem the "eat this feeling" posts), I want to save them all - I wish there were a Hairpin anthology I could keep in my bag!

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm 6

On Guess the Disney Movie

@meetapossum I still think of that song whenever I eat portobello mushrooms!

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm 0