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Nancy Drew 07: The Clue in the Diary
Nancy Drew 07: The Clue in the Diary | Carolyn Keene
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Nancy and her friends, George and Bess, are returning from a country carnival when they witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue - and unexpectedly fund themselves confronted with a mystery that seems to be insoluble. The first clue, an anonymous diary, includes not only indecipherable handwriting, but puzzling technical drawings and chemical formulas as well. Who dropped the diary near the burning house? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt, an unscrupulous dealer in patents, who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire? When evidence mounts against Joe Swenson, who was swindled by "Foxy Felix", our young detective makes the desperate effort to exonerate the inventor of the suspicion of arson because of his dear five-year-old daughter.
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One of the few Nancy Drews I don't own for myself, so this one came from the library. Another enjoyable outing with Nancy, George, and Bess - and, finally, Ned!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Thanks as always for hosting @Librarybelle !!

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Librarybelle Yay…we finally meet Ned!! 2d
TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 2d
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DebinHawaii
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#ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024

I actually finished this one for #NancyDrewBR before my trip but I‘m finally getting to the review now since not a ton of reading is happening this weekend-mostly sleeping.
Another enjoyable Nancy Drew book—in this one we get to meet Ned Nickerson & while Nancy solves a couple crimes, she isn‘t in as much danger & doesn‘t get knocked out so now the #NancyNogginKnockout or #NNK count is 3/7 books. 🤕 So I guess ⬇️

DebinHawaii …because I read lots of thrillers with serial killers, it brings them taking trophies to mind when Nancy keeps or is given something to commemorate solving a mystery! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 And this is one of my favorite Nancy Drew book covers! 🏃‍♀️🔥 3d
Librarybelle It‘s a fun book cover! 3d
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3d
TheSpineView Fantastic!🤩📖 3d
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After the last #NancyDrewBR I was craving a childhood favorite- brown bread in a can and baked beans. In my meat eating days I would have added a chopped hot dog.

Librarybelle Awesome!!! 1w
Soscha My first thought was those were brownies so, ew. I‘ve never tried the canned bread but seems interesting. Not sure it‘s available where we shop. 1w
Tamra @Soscha yes, I thought they were brownies too! 😆 I loved baked beans if they aren‘t overly sweet, that‘s where the hotdog comes in. 1w
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RaeLovesToRead Haha, my first thought on seeing this photo is WHAT IS THIS FRESH HELL?? 🤣🤣 1w
Dilara I also thought they were brownies! Having never heard of brown bread in a can, I googled it and it turns out its ingredients are “Water, Whole Wheat Flour, Molasses, Dextrose, Rye Flour, Whey, Degerminated Yellow Corn Meal, Baking Soda,Buttermilk*, Salt,Corn Oil.“ So it's probably quite sweet? Although probably not as much as brownies 😋 😅 1w
Bookwormjillk @Dilara it is sweet, but not brownie sweet! 1w
Bookwormjillk @Soscha mostly a New England thing I think 1w
Dilara @Bookwormjillk That's reassuring 😂 1w
willaful My mom used to love that bread with some cream cheese. I haven't seen it in a long time. 1w
LiseWorks I love baked beans....yum 1w
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It really hit me that there‘s real danger in these stories. Nancy and her gal pals get way too close to a house explosion. These books also make me nostalgic for a time when roadside motels served meals and weren‘t scary dens of drug use and desperation.

Bookwormjillk I like how authority figures listen to Nancy when she tells them something bad has happened. 1w
Librarybelle Totally agree! 1w
dabbe 💙🩵💙 your puzzle! 1w
catiewithac @dabbe There were no GSDs on it! 😮 1w
dabbe @catiewithac Definitely 😱! 1w
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AnneCecilie
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On their way home from the country carnival, Nancy, Bess and George witness the explosion of a country mansion. Nancy‘s instinct is to check if she can save anyone, and as a man is running away she finds a diary.

At the country carnival, the friends had met a mother and her young daughter. The friends decide that they want to do something for the family.

Finally Ned is introduced and help our friends solve the mystery.

#NancyDrewBR

Librarybelle Yay! I like the translation cover. 1w
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Enjoyed the discussion this week with the #NancyDrewBR for number 7 in the series.
We‘ll continue with one a month if you‘d like to join in the fun.

Librarybelle Yay!!! 2w
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I enjoyed this #NancyDrewBR. While there wasn't as much action, Ned Nickerson was finally introduced. He seems to be able to keep up with Nancy easily. Once again, one of Carson Drew's cases tied in with Nancy's.
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Librarybelle Hooray for Ned finally appearing! 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 2w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2w
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It‘s time for our #NancyDrewBR discussion, #LittenDetectives !

I posted 5 questions as spoilers. You can find them on my feed, the book‘s feed, or by searching #NancyDrewBR .

This was a fun one to read! Jump into the conversation whenever. I will post the official graphic for next month‘s book, Nancy‘s Mysterious Letter, tomorrow! Thanks for reading with me!

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5. The diary in Swedish is the centerpiece of this book. I wanted to close the questions by sharing this collection of diaries and other manuscripts housed at the Library of Congress: https://blogs.loc.gov/manuscripts/category/diaries/

I also liked this from George Mason University about diaries and letters: https://historymatters.gmu.edu/mse/letters/whydo.html

Did you keep a diary? Do you still keep a diary? #NancyDrewBR

BarkingMadRead I don‘t keep a diary, I do have a planner which I rip pages out of as the days go by, and I have a reading journal and a workout journal. I also have a gratitude journal but I have to start it 🙈 2w
Bookwormjillk The closest I've come to a diary is my reading journals which I've kept since 2014.

I kept thinking why doesn't she just google it? Imagine having to wait for a certain baker to come to work in order to get an answer to a question. Modern day sleuths must feel so pampered compared to Nancy!
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DGRachel I‘ve started journals off and on over the year. Mostly I have notebook ps dedicated to specific classes or coaching programs and I‘ll have sections of thoughts about the course that may dig deeper in feelings, but I always wonder how I‘ll dispose of them before I die so no one gets to or has to go through my babbling. 😂 2w
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DGRachel And to tag onto what @Bookwormjillk said about Google - I am old enough to remember doing research via card catalogs, microfilm, microfisch, and encyclopedias. Sleuths these days are spoiled. 🤣🤣 2w
bookandbedandtea @DGRachel One of the reasons I don't keep journals/ diaries is because I wouldn't want anyone reading them when I'm gone! 😆 RE Google, etc, when my daughter read these she was struck by the lack of cell phones. Nancy would see something suspicious then have to drive miles away to find a gas station with a phone. Detectives in the past certainly had a harder time of it! 2w
dabbe @DGRachel Agree 💯! And how about writing your entire research paper out on index cards so that you could move them around and sort/resort? 😂😂😂 2w
dabbe I keep a book journal full of favorite quotes from each book I read. I've also started a daily journal thanks to wonderful prompts provided by @TheBookHippie. I haven't written every day, but I've written more than I have in the past. 😀 2w
DGRachel @bookandbedandtea The phone boxes got me, too. I think of how reliant I am on mine and wonder how I ever lived without one. 😂 2w
Ruthiella I kept a journal when younger. I need to toss them, because reading them is embarrassing now. 😬 Definitely though, these books underscore how far we‘ve come technologically. How many people now keep notes and appointments on their phones instead of on paper? 2w
CogsOfEncouragement My grand gave me a diary for xmas when I was young, I was never good at keeping it up. My bf (now husband) gave me a journal during our dating & I wrote in that for a time. I kept a journal as a new mom. I gave it to my daughter on her 18th. I've got one for my son that I will give him soon too. Now I keep a bullet journal. Kind of a record of what I did each day, no deep thoughts. It has already been a handy record for my family. 2w
AmandaBlaze I had a diary when I was younger. It was more like a Harriet the Spy notebook than anything else. I wanted to be a detective back then. I didn't really keep up with it past age 8.
I have a book journal now, which I try to keep up to date.
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mrp27 My aunt gave me a Precious Momenta diary when I was young, third or fourth grade, & the first thing I wrote in it was about watching the royal wedding Princess Diana & Prince Charles. I kept up writing regularly until I got married, age 27 and threw all of them away when I moved cross country but wish I kept my childhood ones. I don‘t journal regularly anymore but I find myself writing during trying times. It‘s‘ helpful when working through stuff. 2w
Sace @DGRachel I‘m planning a glorious (and controlled and safe) bonfire for mine. 2w
Sace I‘ve kept many diaries and journals throughout my life. I used to keep only one at a time but now I jota notes and thoughts everywhere. Sometimes in my (analog) planner, sometimes in my journal. I do have a dedicated reading journal, but I only just recently in the last year started that one. I think my younger self wrote a lot more but older me sometimes can‘t manage more than “Good day today, but I‘m tired.” 🤣 2w
Roary47 @CogsOfEncouragement Yes! I have a journal for each of my kids talking about their highlights. I‘ve found my memory isn‘t the greatest so when they turn 18 they will have a log of everything they did and how proud I am of them. I had a Lisa Frank journal when I was younger. I read it a while ago and was Impressed at how much I caught on to as a kid. 2w
kwmg40 @mrp27 I too had a Precious Moments diary when I was a child! 2w
kwmg40 I‘ve kept journals, diaries and scrapbooks at various times in my life. Like @Ruthiella, I cringe at the thought of reading the thoughts of my younger self, so I never do it. 2w
DebinHawaii I journal & have a couple for different purposes. As a child I had a Holly Hobbie diary but I was never good in keeping up with it. 3d
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4. We finally meet Ned in this book! Though referenced briefly in a prior book - and that seems to me a continuity issue, given what we learn in this book - Nancy meets Ned at the scene of the fire. There is instant attraction!

I saw some comments from #LittenDetectives that they really enjoyed Bess in this one.

Thoughts to share on Bess, George, or Ned? #NancyDrewBR

BarkingMadRead I love Ned. I don‘t remember him being mentioned before, but they could just be perimenopause 🤣 Bess and George always crack me up, although they aren‘t always super nice to each other! 2w
Bookwormjillk Bess says what we all would be thinking. Can we solve this mystery? I have stuff to do.

Ned was kind of just there. I hope he shows some personality at some point.
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DGRachel I liked that we got a proper intro to Ned as opposed to that weird one-liner. Bess and George are always delightful, but I‘ll confess that I don‘t remember a lot of specifics of their behavior in this book. 2w
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bookandbedandtea I've always related most to Bess as I, too, am not thrilled about getting dirty, would be hesitant to jump into danger, and am usually wondering when lunch is! 😃 I remember really liking Ned because he doesn't outshine Nancy. He's always impressed by her deductions and doesn't try to coddle her or take over. He was my first #litcrush and I still have a soft spot for him. 2w
dabbe @Bookwormjillk So many dates, so little time. 😂 2w
dabbe Maybe we should now keep track of how many times they eat, and/or how many hot fudge sundaes Bess wants? I forgot how hungry these books make me! 🤩 2w
Ruthiella I love Nancy‘s support Scooby Gang! Also, I‘m realizing the fact that Ned has a car is super useful! 2w
CogsOfEncouragement Ahhhh, Ned. Fun to have him around, and he's so darn willing to help. Keep that up buddy. @bookandbedandtea

I felt a little bad for Bess, her dates have to be postponed while Nancy is having adventures with her love interest. Nothing is fair in this life. @Bookwormjillk @dabbe
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AmandaBlaze I really like Ned. He is a good mystery helper, and seems as intelligent as Nancy. As Carson Drew mentioned, she seems to like him a lot more than the other guys she dated.
I like that even though Bess scares easily, she faces up to her fears. I always enjoy George's sarcasm.
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kspenmoll It was nice to finally meet Ned & have him be such a help to Nancy & her friends- not condescending towards her enthusiasm for solving crime. 2w
mrp27 I enjoy Bess and George I just don‘t really care for the food shaming. Thankfully there wasn‘t much of that in this book. Looking forward to more Ned and I too like that he works with Nancy and not try to out do or outsmart her. 2w
lauraisntwilder @mrp27 I agree about the food shaming. 2w
lauraisntwilder I love Bess. She's the voice of reason, but no one listens to her. By all means, put on your dungarees and go dig a hole on private property in the middle of the night, Nancy. Bess and I will be safely at home asleep! 2w
Roary47 I really like this mystery team. I‘m so glad they are together and helping each other again. 2w
kwmg40 I liked having Ned properly introduced to us, rather than just dropped in. However, if I were reading ND for the first time, I wonder if I would have been suspicious of Ned initially. 2w
DebinHawaii I feel most like Bess in these books—the more cautious one who wants to help but has other things she wants to do. Also I get hangry so I want to eat too! 😉 Although, yes, I don‘t like the food-shaming either. I actually thought I imagined the name drop of Ned a couple books back when he was introduced here. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3d
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3. Nancy and her friends experience a few adventures in this one - the most intense for me was the road rage episode!

Are there any “danger“ aspects that stick out for you?

Note for those keeping track of the bumps on the head: While we did not have a #NancyNogginKnockout , Nancy was slapped in the face!

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 definitely less danger, and that road rage incident was super scary! Yikes! 2w
Bookwormjillk This one was danger lite. I agree the scene with the truck on the bridge was most intense. I don't think she even got tied up in this one did she? (edited) 2w
DGRachel The road rage was terrifying, I think because it‘s the event that seems most “real” of her adventures. 2w
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dabbe @DGRachel Especially because it seems to happen a lot these days, too! 😱 2w
Ruthiella I was expecting the road rage incident to somehow tie into the rest of the story because it usually does, but it didn‘t. 😂 Honestly, the slap surprised me the most. That‘s assault! 😱 2w
CogsOfEncouragement @Bookwormjillk I literally had the thought “huh, Nancy didn't get tied up in this one“ LOL

Nancy sure kept her composure after being slapped too. Another one of her skills and talents to be sure.
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AmandaBlaze I agree with @Ruthuella. I expected more to come from the truck incident. It was scary, though, especially when they came to the bridge. 2w
kspenmoll The road rage incident gave a contemporary feel to the novel! It seemed like it was intended to demonstrate Nancy‘s patience, & her ability to keep a clear head in the face of danger. 2w
mrp27 Agree with many others in thinking the road rage incident would figure into the plot. Also agree that the slap was startling, it took me by surprise. (edited) 2w
lauraisntwilder @Ruthiella Yes, exactly! I was sure that truck driver was going to show up again with the "bad guy." 2w
AnneCecilie The road rage incident was scary, and as others have already said because it‘s the most “real” of her accidents. I also excepted more to come of it in the story later 1w
DebinHawaii Hopefully the slap wasn‘t hard enough to jar Nancy‘s noggin! 😉 The house explosion & road rage were the most dangerous. 3d
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2. In the 1962 edition, two chapters feature a mail theft subplot. Of course, Nancy to the rescue!

According to Wikipedia, some readers are less impressed with this addition to the story - they do not understand the reasoning for this addition, especially since it did not appear in the 1932 edition.

If you read the 1962 edition, what are your thoughts on this?

Link to recent case of mail theft in the US in the comments... #NancyDrewBR

BarkingMadRead Ok, I so read the 1962 version. I think the subplot helped to make our Swedish friend look a little less like a deadbeat, and it‘s definitely something that was huge back then, so I‘m not bad about it 2w
Bookwormjillk I only read the version with the mail theft so I wasn't looking for differences. I liked it though. I thought it was kind of ahead of its time with all the identity theft issues we have going on now. 2w
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DGRachel The cynic in me can‘t believe the postal service, Western Union, or law enforcement would act with such speed or urgency. Other than that, it didn‘t bother me as a plot point. I agree with @BarkingMadRead that it actually helped make the man whose name I cannot remember (curse of library books) a more sympathetic character. 2w
bookandbedandtea @DGRachel I agree that it's surprising that any of those agencies would be willing to act so quickly or on her say so. I also agree with @BarkingMadRead that it helps to show Mr Swenson in a good light. I wish I had the earlier version to see how his character was treated/ confirmed in that book. 2w
dabbe Is all of this mainly a small-town sort of thing, where everybody knows your name or at least has heard of the infamous Carson Drew? Maybe that's why they listen to Nancy and are willing to quickly do her bidding. 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Ruthiella I agree with @BarkingMadRead ! It was added to show that Mr. Swenson was a good dad and husband. You‘d think “why didn‘t he pick up the phone “, but I guess the Swensons didn‘t have one, which might not be extraordinary in the 60s and for sure in the 30s, many people would not have a home phone. 2w
CogsOfEncouragement It did give Nancy one more way to be a hero, and added a bit more peril for the girls. 2w
AmandaBlaze I agree with @BarkingMadRead. Joe Swenson becomes a much more enjoyable character when you realize he isn't neglecting his wife and Honey. 2w
Sace Honestly it never occurred to me to think Mr Swenson was a deadbeat. This is Nancy Drew and I guess I just assumed he was ok because generally the “bad guy” is not associated with “good guys”. So for instance, Foxy Felix‘s wife had character flaws. There was no way Mrs Swenson and Honey would be saddled with a deadbeat 2w
Read4life I agree with @BarkingMadRead . I didn‘t mind the subplot at all and liked that it put Mr. Swenson in a better light. 2w
kspenmoll The subplot is in my edition- the mail theft seemed to fit in to me- especially in the light of the Swensons. 2w
mrp27 I agree that in my 62 edition this subplot made sense to the plot as a whole. It made Mr. Swensen a good guy and explained why Honey and her mother were struggling. 2w
lauraisntwilder I don't think it added much and I can't believe no one else would have thought to try her "scheme" already. 2w
Roary47 I agree with everyone it was a needed subplot to make Mr Swenson a good husband and father. 2w
kwmg40 The subplot didn‘t seem out of place at all. However, I hadn‘t read the earlier edition, so I can‘t compare. 2w
DebinHawaii Read the later version & while I‘m not sure the subplot of mail fraud added much, it was fine & tied in well-enough. 3d
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1. While there are some differences between the 1932 edition and the 1962 (and later) edition, they are limited in scope, according to Wikipedia.

Which edition did you read? What are your overall thoughts of this, the 7th book in the series? #NancyDrewBR

BarkingMadRead I believe mine was the 1962 version, but I have to double check. I feel like Nancy put herself into less danger in this one, which was a nice change. I did see the guilty party in advance this time, but not the accomplice. 2w
Bookwormjillk I believe I had the 1962 version, but I forgot to check before I returned it to the library. I had the one with the amazing house on fire cover. 2w
DGRachel Pretty sure mine was the 1962 version. I think this one my best my favorite to date. Plenty to make me roll my eyes, but I didn‘t want to throw the book across the room. Progress! 🤣🤣 2w
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bookandbedandtea I read the 1962 version. I think this is my favorite so far: Nancy hasn't recently learned a random skill* that just happens to be needed in this book, the relationships between Nancy, Bess, and George feel really solid, and we meet Ned! (*I do get a kick out of the random skills though!) 2w
dabbe I had the later book, and I forgot how much Ned and Nancy flirted at the beginning! I just remembered him as more of a sidekick like Bess and George who happened to be male. They were adorable in this book! 2w
Ruthiella 1962 Version! @dabbe I also was struck by all the blushing Nancy did at Bess and George‘s gentle teasing about Ned. 😊 I only remember him as a fixture (and I likely read them out of order at the time), so this meet cute is fun. 2w
CogsOfEncouragement I've got 1962. I'm glad Ned is in the mix. He proves helpful. I laughed when Nancy sees a house on fire she of course decides she should try to get in there just in case someone needs rescuing. I was relieved when she was unable to. I also laughed when of course Nancy knew some Swedish. 2w
AmandaBlaze I started with the 1962 edition and ended with 1931. The print version was 1962, but the ebook said 1931.
I like this one, especially the proper introduction to Ned Nickerson. I enjoyed the pacing and the mystery. It was another cross-over case between Nancy and Mr. Drew.
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dabbe @Ruthiella I read them out of order, too. Basically I read whatever I could get my hands on from the library! 😂 2w
Sace I read the 1962 edition. This one felt faster than some I‘ve read recently. Not sure I can explain it but this one had me hooked pretty quickly. I‘m currently reading The Haunted Showboat and it‘s felt a little slower (then again, I haven‘t had a lot of time to read either). 2w
Read4life I read the later version and enjoyed the pacing of this one. Ned and Nancy were so cute. 2w
kspenmoll I have the 1990 edition. This investigation seems more fast paced, with alot happening. 2w
mrp27 I read the 1962 edition. I liked this one and this one felt a lot less dangerous than the other mysteries. I love how Nancy always has a friend or family that she helps. 2w
lauraisntwilder I have the 1962 edition. I liked this one, for not being quite so far-fetched, but I also kind of love how commonplace crazy things are for Nancy. 2w
Roary47 I have the later version. I pretty much like this book for the same reasons everyone mentioned. I like it because it is more probable than what we have seen. Plus, we have Ned! 2w
kwmg40 I had the 1962 edition. I enjoyed this one and liked seeing the introduction of Ned. 2w
AnneCecilie I don‘t know, I read a translation 1w
DebinHawaii Very late to the discussion party on this one even though I finished it a couple of weeks ago. I read the 1962 version & like everyone, enjoyed meeting Ned! 3d
Librarybelle No worries, @DebinHawaii ! I know you‘ve had some pretty busy weeks lately. I just realized I never joined in the discussion! 😂 3d
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Reading the #NancyDrewBR while drinking wine makes me feel kind of deviant. lol

Librarybelle 😂 2w
dabbe 😂 2w
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Bess has quickly become my favorite character I'm this series. 😂 This installment was much more straightforward than others have been. And Ned finally showed up!

Librarybelle Yay for Ned finally appearing! 2w
dabbe Bess provides the comic relief! 🤩 2w
lauraisntwilder @dabbe She does! 2w
bookandbedandtea I relate strongly to Bess! 😄 2w
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Nancy and her friends - and we finally have Ned in the picture! - are involved in a mystery surrounding a house explosion and a diary written in Swedish. Nancy also helps the postal service with a mail delivery issue. Fun read!

Don‘t forget #LittenDetectives that our #NancyDrewBR discussion of this book is on the 15th!

Sace Can‘t wait! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I only have a few chapters left. 2w
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PurpleyPumpkin This was a fun read! Looking forward to Wednesday‘s discussion. 😉 2w
AnneCecilie I wasn‘t quite sure if the diary actually was in Swedish since I‘m reading a Norwegian translation, and maybe the translator would have thought that Swedish was difficult enough. Even if we are neighboring countries 2w
Librarybelle @AnneCecilie Interesting! The text says the diary was written mostly in Swedish, with the last entries in English. There are no examples of the pages within the narrative, at least in my edition, so I‘m only trusting Nancy on this. 😂 2w
kwmg40 I enjoyed this installment. Looking forward to the discussion. 2w
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4✨ I enjoyed this one more than the previous books. We meet Ned, maybe again, but this I think might be his official introduction. The young sleuth stumbles on a mystery when there is a bad house fire. She finds what looks to be a diary written in Swedish. This could be the clue she needs to help out a sweet family trying to make a good life for their daughter, Honey. #NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle

Librarybelle The blanket looks very comfy! 3w
Roary47 @Librarybelle Yes! It‘s my favorite. 🥰 3w
Librarybelle 😁 3w
Bklover This sounds like a perfect read to go with all of the GOT reading! 2w
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#NancyDrewBR discussion next week. I‘ll keep my thoughts to myself until then. 🤐

#BookSpinBingo #SeriesLove2024 #readyourTBR

Sace That cover!😍 3w
Librarybelle I do like the newest edition‘s cover! 3w
TheSpineView Well done!🌞 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Found another great place to read lately. I‘ve been so busy with grading I‘m trying to gain any place I can. E is too busy to really need me anyways. 🤷‍♀️🥰#NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️ 3w
Ruthiella I love how infants can entertain themselves that way. Every thing is new and worth investigating! ❤️ 3w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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Finished this month‘s #nancydrewbr during breakfast at Panera. I really enjoyed this one!

Librarybelle A great way to spend breakfast time! 3w
BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle I do this every Wednesday after I teach yoga, it‘s my fave morning! 3w
Librarybelle 😁 3w
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This was a good, quick read. I love how often Nancy meets a guy in each case and then you never hear about them again (or I guess they might, this is only book 7). Also, it‘s crazy how people keep accusing Nancy for doing wrong in front of the police expecting them to just listen. I‘m really enjoying reading these.

Librarybelle Hooray!! They are a fun read 3w
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My favorite cover so far. I‘m going to try and find a print of it.

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#NancyDrewBR #SeriesLove24

Another fun adventure for Nancy and her besties. This time there is a mysterious fire and a crooked business man that is stealing the ideas of others. Happy to finally have Ned in this one and looking forward to seeing more of him.

Librarybelle Yay for Ned! 3w
TheSpineView Fantastic! 3w
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dabbe
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#NancyDrewBR
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Another fun mystery with Nancy, her friends, George and Bess, and finally Ned Nickerson! I had forgotten that Ned could be quite flirtatious and Nancy quite demure. Add to that a mansion gone up in flames, a missing owner, and a poor family in need, and you've got quite a puzzle for Nancy to solve! Nancy doesn't hit her head in this one, but she does get slapped in the face. 😱 I look forward to the discussion on 5/15.

Librarybelle A slap in the face! Oh my!! 3w
dabbe @Librarybelle 🤩😂🤗 3w
AvidReader25 About to start the first book with my daughter! 3w
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dabbe @AvidReader25 Oh, how delightful! Will it be the first time she's read ND? 🤩🤗😀 3w
AvidReader25 @dabbe Yes! She‘s 8 and is such a big reader. 3w
dabbe @AvidReader25 What joy! I hope she just gobbles them up like candy! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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I know I've been told "don't knock it till you try it" but I think I'd rather not try it.

MaGoose If that's brown bread, it's not bad. Although I haven't had it in a,while. 3w
TheBookHippie If you make it -it‘s very good 🙃 3w
Bookwormjillk One of my favorite childhood treats! Give it a try! 3w
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bookandbedandtea @MaGoose @TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk You're making me reconsider! I did see a couple recipes- maybe I'll try one of those. 😁 3w
Bookwormjillk @bookandbedandtea I‘ve never made it from scratch. I buy it in the grocery store. One of my mom‘s best struggle meals was brown bread, hot dogs and spaghetti o‘s. 3w
bookandbedandtea @Bookwormjillk Yay for mamas feeding their families through rough times 💗👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Ruthiella I had no idea that was a real thing! 3w
Cupcake12 Never heard of this.? 3w
bookandbedandtea @Ruthiella @Cupcake12 I didn't know it was real either. That's a detail that didn't stick with me from my childhood reading so I feel like I just learned about it. 3w
Aimeesue I love the B&M brown bread with cream cheese. Ate it as a kid and voraciously when I was pregnant with one of my kids 😂 3w
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DebinHawaii
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#Naturalitsy #HyggeHourReadathon

My #HyggeHour is being spent with Nancy for #NancyDrewBR & with tea, a face mask & a few Girl Scout cookies

My mood is mellow & a bit bummed that tomorrow is Monday & it will be another crazy week while getting ready for a work trip next Sunday. Happy to have this #Hygge transition time.🙏🏼

Sace I was asleep before 8. 😩 I feel you on that “tomorrow is Monday” vibe. 3w
JamieArc My “tomorrow is Monday” gloom was strong too, I think because I was coming off of a work trip and felt (feel!) like I need more time for me. 3w
Chrissyreadit 💛💛💛💛💛 3w
dabbe My favorite Girsl Scout cookies! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
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DebinHawaii
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Just a tiny #LibraryBookHaul today. I stopped in to drop off books & pick up the tagged book for #NancyDrewBR & stopped from checking anything else out as I have too much to read already. I did grab Our Missing Hearts which is on my TBR for $1 at the library book store & 2 Free Comic Book Day bookmarks.

The book🐔🐔say I broke even, +1 point for not checking out extra books this week & -1 point for buying another to add to the giant TBR stacks!

DebinHawaii P.S. Love this Nancy Drew cover! 🤩😂 4w
Jari-chan OMG the Hazbin bookmarks!😍😍😍 4w
DebinHawaii @Jari-chan OK, I have to confess that I don‘t know them, I‘m a sucker for bookmarks & thought they were fun/cute. If you would like them, I‘d be happy to send them to you. Just email me DebinHawaii@gmail.com with your mailing address if you want them! 🤗 (edited) 4w
Jari-chan @DebinHawaii Mail's out ❤️❤️ 3w
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DGRachel
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Pickpick

I honestly think this may be my favorite to date. It definitely made for a fun couple of hours reading on a rainy Saturday. No #NNK, but plenty of snooping, meddling, and a proper introduction to Ned. ❤️
#nancydrewbr

Librarybelle Yay!! A rainy day is a good Nancy Drew reading day! 4w
Bookwormjillk I haven‘t read it yet but the cover is definitely my favorite so far! 4w
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DGRachel
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I‘m going to have to start counting the number of times Nancy is accused of snooping or meddling. It‘s cracking me up. #ScoobyDooOrNamcyDrew?

#nancydrewbr

Librarybelle 😂 Love it! 4w
Ruthiella I just read a book where the young female protagonist in peril closed a window because it wasn‘t polite to eavesdrop. I thought, “Nancy Drew has no such scruples “! 😆 4w
DGRachel @Ruthiella She definitely does not! 🤣🤣 4w
vivastory 😂 😂 4w
dabbe @Ruthiella It seems most of the time that's the only way she finds out anything! 😂 4w
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BarkingMadRead
Clue in the Diary #7 | Carolyn Keene
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Waiting for the hubs to join me for brunch

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Sace
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Pickpick

Nancy will always be a pick for me. My only disappointment was that Nancy didn‘t get conked on the head, trapped or bound and gagged. 😆

#NancyDrewBR

Ruthiella Out of context, that sentence would raise an eyebrow or two! 😂 4w
Sace @Ruthiella Right? I even debated whether to include it or not! 😂 4w
Librarybelle Oh boy! That makes two in a row that there is no #NancyNogginKnockout ! 4w
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Sace @Librarybelle you know, I almost marked this with a spoiler. Since everyone is keeping a close watch on The knockouts and it adds to the experience I didn‘t know if people just wanted to find out for themselves if her noggin got knocked or not 😆 4w
Librarybelle @Sace You‘re totally fine! 😂 It‘s definitely a joke from the last few books…not a spoiler! 4w
Amiable @Librarybelle OMG, I am totally in love with that hashtag. 😄😂 4w
Librarybelle @Amiable It‘s hilarious! @DebinHawaii came up with it! 4w
dabbe No conking on the head! That makes 2/7 books where her head is safe, right? 🤩😂😀 4w
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BarkingMadRead
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Started this today for #nancydrewbr

Librarybelle 😁 4w
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Roary47
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Oh man what a place to have to stop when lunch is over. My students tell me I can keep reading. So sweet… but I know they just want an excuse to not work today. Teenagers. 😅🤣 #NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle

Librarybelle 😂 Oh boy!! 4w
dabbe How helpful is that? #stinkingadorable 🤩😂🤗 4w
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Roary47
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Did we finally meet Ned?! #NancyDrewBR @Librarybelle 🤩🤩🤩

Librarybelle OMG! 1mo
dabbe Yahoo! 🤩 1mo
bookandbedandtea ❤️ 1mo
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Ruthiella He‘s back from Europe ! 😂 4w
Ruthiella Wait! I just got to this part and she‘s never met him before? Holy continuity failure Batman! Unless it was a DIFFERENT Ned referenced in 4w
Roary47 @Ruthiella I‘m thinking this is why I can‘t remember how she met Ned. He has different origin stories. 😅 4w
DGRachel I was just coming to see if anyone else was as confused about this as I am! @Librarybelle @Ruthiella @Roary47 😂 4w
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Sace
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Ruthiella Shhh! 🤫 1mo
dabbe 🤩😂🤗 1mo
Jess_Read_This Great book and very cute shoes!! 1mo
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Sace @Jess_Read_This they are about 6 years old. I wish I had bought a pair for backup because I don‘t think they make them anymore. 😢 1mo
Jess_Read_This @Sace I know that feeling well! I‘ve started buying back ups on shoes and shirts lately. 1mo
Cathythoughts Love the shoes ♥️ 4w
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bookandbedandtea
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I'll start this today on my lunch break 😊📖
@Librarybelle #NancyDrewBR

Librarybelle Yay!!! 1mo
dabbe Wonder if she'll bump her head in this one? 🤔🤩😂 1mo
bookandbedandtea @dabbe The odds are high, poor girl! 🧡 1mo
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Librarybelle
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#LittenDetectives : we‘re two weeks away from our next #NancyDrewBR discussion! Dare I say Nancy will find a clue in the diary???

Discussion questions posted on May 15th!

TheAromaofBooks But will she do it without getting bopped on the head??? 😂 1mo
DGRachel @TheAromaofBooks Maybe the diary is on a shelf and the baddie pushes the shelf onto her and it knocks her out? 😂 I can‘t wait to find out! I picked up my library hold yesterday and will tuck in as soon as I finish my current read. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @DGRachel - I feel like instead of “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover“ maybe we need a theme song along the lines of “50 Ways to Get a Concussion You Ignore“ ??? 😂 😂 😂 1mo
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DGRachel @TheAromaofBooks Or “Concussion Time” set to “Hammer Time” “da da da da…da da…da da concussion time…break her head now” 🤣🤣 1mo
Librarybelle @DGRachel @TheAromaofBooks What will the #NancyNogginKnockout count be this month? We didn‘t have any last month, so we are due for some #NNK action! 1mo
DGRachel And now I shall spend the rest of my day altering songs to fit Nancy Drew. 1mo
Librarybelle @DGRachel A worthy pastime! 😂 1mo
TheAromaofBooks @DGRachel - oh my gosh, Concussion Time is PERFECT 😂 1mo
BarkingMadRead I‘m ready!!! 1mo
lauraisntwilder The cover on my copy is WILD. I can't wait to see how this image could possibly make sense. 😂 1mo
bookandbedandtea @TheAromaofBooks @DGRachel Concussion Time gave me a good laugh this morning! 1mo
bookandbedandtea @lauraisntwilder I'm eager to see which copy you have! 1mo
Ruthiella Looking forward to this! 👍 1mo
lauraisntwilder @bookandbedandtea It's just the yellow Grosset & Dunlap hardcover, but Nancy has her arms in the air in front of a burning house and there's a boy/man hiding in the bushes in front of her. And, I can't explain it, but it looks like it was drawn by multiple people, like, the pieces don't match? 1mo
lauraisntwilder @bookandbedandtea I just saw your post -- it's the same as yours, but mine is glossy. 1mo
Deblovestoread Hope to get this one read earlier in the month this time. 😁 1mo
bookandbedandtea @lauraisntwilder Ah yes, the proportions are definitely off in this picture! There's no depth. Looks like something I'd draw. 🙃 1mo
Bookwormjillk @lauraisntwilder mine too 🔥🔥🔥 1mo
julieclair Fun! 4w
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Sace
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There‘s a spot in my classroom where I can hide and no one can see me from the door and windows. One of my planning periods this year is during lunch. I‘m hiding, eating and reading. Getting a head start on the #NancyDrewBR.

dabbe #cubbyholeheaven 💙🩵💙 1mo
UwannaPublishme 😄👍🏻 1mo
TheBookHippie 😅 1mo
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LitsyEvents
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Repost for @Librarybelle

Our next #NancyDrewBR is The Clue in the Diary. We‘ll discuss it on May 15th.

See original post at https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2725223

Librarybelle Thanks for reposting! 1mo
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Librarybelle
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Thanks for a great discussion yesterday! Feel free to keep adding to the discussion.

Our next #NancyDrewBR is The Clue in the Diary. We‘ll discuss on May 15th.

If you would like to be added or removed from the tag list, just let me know!

Bookwormjillk Is the diary on a farm? 😉 1mo
TheBookHippie Lots of doctoring this week I‘m jumping in when I can! I got both books at once from the library 😵‍💫🤭 1mo
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Librarybelle @Bookwormjillk 😂 I also suspect the clue will be in the…wait for it…the diary… 1mo
Librarybelle @TheBookHippie No worries! Wishing you well!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks This is one of the few I don't seem to own, so I'm off to the library for it!! 1mo
Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks Hope you can find a copy! 1mo
Born.A.Reader Goodness me, I'm so far behind. Guess I have a stack to start catching up on this weekend! 1mo
Librarybelle No worries, @Born.A.Reader ! 1mo
Ruthiella Yahoo! 😃 1mo
julieclair @Bookwormjillk Yes, the diary is on a dairy farm. 🐄😉 1mo
Allylu Ooh thanks! I will add it to my May list! 💕📚😊 1mo
SaceReads I want to join! 1mo
Librarybelle @SaceReads Yay! I‘ll add you to the list! 1mo
SaceReads Yay!!! I can‘t resist Nancy Drew! 1mo
Sace @Librarybelle um. Can you add this account instead? Sorry to be a pain… 1mo
Librarybelle @Sace No problem! 1mo
Sace You‘re the best! Thanks! 1mo
Librarybelle @Sace You‘re welcome! Glad you could get into your old account! 1mo
tpixie @Librarybelle I think I just tagged you in IG for a Nancy Drew giveaway on @penguinkids 1mo
Librarybelle @tpixie Thank you!!! 1mo
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Pickpick

# 7 - the introduction of Ned. One of the better mysteries, and not one involving supposed ghosts or curses. It has more of a feel of the Secret of the Old Clock rather than the scooby do-ish feel of the last few.

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“Oh, Hannah, that‘s wonderful!” Nancy exclaimed. “But don‘t tell me you can read Swedish?”
“I wish I could. The person to translate the diary is our old Swedish bakery #friend, Mr. Peterson. He has moved his shop to the other side of town.” #QuotsyFeb19 #NancyDrew

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Pickpick

Always a fun read with my daughter. Wr blazed through this in four days!

#booked2019 for #femaledetective
My first for the #nancydrewchallenge

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen How old is your daughter?? Such an awesome idea to share Nancy Drew with her!!! 5y
ravenlee @Cinfhen she is five, and this is our second time through the original series. We started when she was about 18 months and read while nursing (we read looooots of books while nursing), and between age 2-3 she could tell me all about Bess and George and Ned (she had a bit of a crush, and since he just showed up in this book it looks like she still does). 5y
Cinfhen That‘s amazing!!! What a smart little girl!!! Good job mom 🙌🏻❣️❣️❣️#RaisingReaders 5y
ravenlee Thank you @Cinfhen ! She‘s pretty awesome, and if I‘ve done nothing else well I taught her to read and to love books. 5y
MelissaSue81 Never thought of Nancy Drew! I should reread one of these sometime. 5y
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Oh, no! Another meddling kid! As we learned from Scooby-Doo, anyone who says this clearly has something to hide.

Crazeedi Nancy!!!!!❤😊❤😊❤ 5y
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Lreads
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Pickpick

Nancy Drew is definitely a comfort read (or listen) for me! I like how Nancy is always practical and independant but still knows how to ask for help. The Clue In The Diary is number 7 in the series by Carolyn Keene and read by Laura Linney.
#audiobook #nancydrew #rolemodel

AlaMich I bet LL is great! I can just hear her being Nancy Drew! 😊 6y
Lreads @AlaMich Laura Linney was a superb narrator! 6y
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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This was my Grandmother's, then it became my Mother's and finally it became mine when I was born 👩‍👧👶🏼 #BookYouveOwnedLongest #1932Edition #RIOTGRAMS #NancyDrew #BookNerd 📚❤️

mangokittty Love this! Nancy Drew was my favorite as a kid. 7y
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Clue in the Diary #7 | Carolyn Keene
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BraveNewBooks
Clue in the Diary #7 | Carolyn Keene
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"Nancy shuddered as she read the papers--"

Kindof summarizes my 2016. I also love the ridiculous size and texture of the papers.?? Looks like she could make a dress out of them!

Relatedly, almost all #NancyDrew books have #dressesoncovers. ?? #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

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