@yeah-elle I LOVE Running Out of Time, and also the entire Shadow Children series. Dystopia before it was cool, yo.
@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.
@OxfordComma Midnight Magic was also pretty good!
@large__marge And Bloomability! I wished so hard I could go to Italy for a year.
@aphrabean Me too. Was it really necessary to describe all the interviewees' Snoopy memorabilia? What did that achieve?
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.
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!
@meetapossum I still think of that song whenever I eat portobello mushrooms!
@cuminafterall "out-of-print" LOVE IT
Oh North Carolina, you beautiful, wonderful state - you've had a really rough couple of years government-wise and law-wise and human rights-wise, and it's so frustrating and sad.
Especially when people have been trying so hard to fight back.