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3. Thinking of adventurous episodes in this book, they seemed more psychological than dangerous, with the bad guy (Edgar Nixon 1968) being one step ahead of her...at least to me!

However, Nancy unwittingly becomes entangled in a Lonely Hearts Club mail scheme, and she does track down the lost mail and Nancy Smith Drew. She also faces the awful Mrs. Skeets.

What do you think of her adventures this time? #NancyDrewBR #LittenDetectives

Bookwormjillk I liked this one but was wondering what Nancy does when she‘s not solving mysteries. Is she in school or anything? 3d
Sace I just think Mrs Skeets is the perfect name for a bitter shrew. 😂 3d
bookandbedandtea I enjoyed the encounters with Mrs Skeets! @Bookwormjillk She may not go to school but she is always learning new things- though she didn't exhibit a new skill this time. ? I've always wondered what she did with herself on a "normal" week too! 3d
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TheAromaofBooks Some of the dangerous episodes felt a little out of left field, like the guy trying to run them over with the car, and dropping the curtain on her - they seemed dramatic for situation. 3d
TheAromaofBooks @Sace - I agree, Skeets is a great name 😂 3d
Ruthiella I loved Sailor Skeets! That windbag who enjoys life at sea because it kept him from his wife! 😂 What was that about? I feel like the writers just threw in any old thing here, plot and characters-wise. 3d
CogsOfEncouragement @Bookwormjillk My daughter had some newer ND books, that we have passed on to others so I can‘t reference them, where Nancy is on her college campus. I keep expecting to find her in school in these originals and am surprised she isn‘t. I wonder if as we get to other mysteries she will be. 3d
CogsOfEncouragement @TheAromaofBooks I see that trend of added peril for the sake of adding peril in the whole series. It always reminds me who the target audience is, and I feel that they were trying to make these stories thrilling without being too scary. (edited) 3d
dabbe @Bookwormjillk I have wondered that since Book #1, and I also wonder why I didn't care when I read these as a kid. She lives with dad, gets her money from him, doesn't work ... is she just whittling her time away as an amateur detective until Ned graduates and marries her? #oytothevey if that's true! 😂 3d
TheAromaofBooks @CogsOfEncouragement - Oh for sure! I remember ALWAYS wanting to read the next chapter when I was growing up thanks to those cliffhanger endings!! 😂 3d
AmandaBlaze The attack at the airport was a little out there. Maybe they didn't know she was travelling with friends who would check on her? 3d
lauraisntwilder @Bookwormjillk @dabbe When Nancy and the girls went to visit boys off in college, it really struck me as bizarre that Nancy wasn't in college, too. Or secretary school? Or whatever else was appropriate at the time for young women. Bess and George could just as easily have been written as classmates or coworkers. Ah well, further proof these are a product of their time. 3d
julieclair @dabbe I think you‘ve got it exactly right. Daddy is taking care of her until she marries Ned, and then she becomes Ned‘s responsibility. 🤯 2d
mrp27 As I mentioned previously I‘d love to see more of Nancy develop as a teenager while she solves the mysteries. Is she going to college, is she going to get a job how does her relationship with Ned develop etc. I get we‘re not going to be seeing much of this in the coming books as it‘s the thrill of the mystery that is the point of these stories but they could be so much more! 2d
kwmg40 As some others have mentioned, the adventures seem somewhat random and chaotic this time. 2d
Librarybelle Completely agree about the randomness of the adventures this time. Like @mrp27 said, it would be nice to see Nancy advance more, but with the understanding that the draw is the mystery, not Nancy‘s character development. Yes to Skeets and the name!! @Bookwormjillk @Sace @bookandbedandtea @TheAromaofBooks @Ruthiella @CogsOfEncouragement @dabbe @AmandaBlaze @lauraisntwilder @julieclair @kwmg40 2d
BarkingMadRead She was definitely playing catch up this time, she always seemed to be a little behind! 2d
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This author is top of the list of I WILL NEVER READ AGAIN #OYTOTHEVEY

See you Sunday #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD 😅😵‍💫🤐🤫

Librarybelle I‘m now a bit apprehensive to read the last bit! Oh boy… 😳 4w
IMASLOWREADER lol we cant like everything or everyone 4w
TheBookHippie @Librarybelle 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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vlwelser Well that's ominous 4w
TheBookHippie @vlwelser I‘m crabby 🤣😅🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
vlwelser It's hot 4w
TheBookHippie @IMASLOWREADER 🤣🤣🤣🤣 TRUTH. Oy. 4w
TheBookHippie @vlwelser NO AIR in Title one schools 😵‍💫 we raised enough money to get it put in over the summer… I‘ve bought more water bottles and popsicles than one would think possible in 3 days 👀 4w
vlwelser The AC in our office wasn't ready for it to be 90. One of my friends started our morning convo with "I'm cranky." It was incredibly helpful to start that way. 4w
vlwelser When he complained later because someone used "amber" as the warning color on a spreadsheet it was much easier to deal with. 4w
TheBookHippie @vlwelser 🥵🔥 we went from 40s to 90s for three days straight -tomorrow back to 60. 4w
TheBookHippie @vlwelser 🤣🤣🤣 I‘m cranky 🤣🤣🤣 solidarity 🤣🥵😅 4w
vlwelser We just received your hot weather. 60 is my preference. 4w
TheBookHippie @vlwelser Word. 60 is livable. 4w
IndoorDame For reals! It‘s hot! It‘s apparently going to stay that way all week! And the last quarter of this book totally erased my but I‘m still enjoying the story mindset and just left me mad at this author about something practically every chapter! I‘m a super easy going person, that‘s not actually easy to do! 4w
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame SAME 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫. 4w
Read4life I‘m with you, @IndoorDame . I was so annoyed during most of this last section. 4w
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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Librarybelle Quite a lot to digest in Part 1! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle I‘m thinking part two might need multiple posts 🤣 that was a lot (edited) 2mo
Librarybelle 😂 2mo
Bookwormjillk I read this not knowing what was a dream and what was real. I‘ve bailed on this book in the past, but I am determined to finish with the #HashtagBrigade 2mo
5feet.of.fury Poor Coco. I‘m glad Aunt Cora is coming back. I‘m so confused with the Mason/Cosway family tree. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BarkingMadRead @Librarybelle it was a lot! @Bookwormjillk I know that I read this in high school, and I remember that whole 1st part, and being confused about the races/race relations & our teacher thinking we were all very stupid. Which if she‘s the teacher, teaching us & we all did not understand I think that‘s a her problem lol 2mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury definitely a her problem! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @5feet.of.fury Mason is Antoinette‘s stepdad, but I didn‘t like her saying nee Cosway, because I always thought that was for marriage 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I found this quick to read but difficult to follow. If the present-tense portion near the end was a dream, were the other present-tense portions dreams? But I don‘t remember what they were anymore. I guess I‘m following the broad strokes of Antoinette‘s life, though. 2mo
dabbe Rhys writes as if she expects us to know and understand all about British and French colonialism in the Caribbean and the so-called pecking order determined by how much black blood was in you. I admit to having read some study guides for this one, and it helped tremendously. I think the strange man at the end of Part 1 (that Mason alludes to) is Rochester. #oytothevey! 😳 (edited) 2mo
willaful @BarkingMadRead Maybe it's one of those usages that changed? Like in Austen and other books of the time, “stepmother“ and “mother-in-law“ often seem to be switched, IIRC.

@dabbe Yes, it's frustrating! I'm confused too -- and have NO memory of having read this before, though I know I did. Too young no doubt.
mcctrish I forgot what day we were meeting 🤦🏻‍♀️ this first part felt ripe with ominous vibes and while I get the white negro and black Englishman taunts I hadn‘t realized how angry they were ( although Tia not coming back with the stolen dress should have clued me in) poor Patrick ( and horse and parrot) what in earth will part 2 bring 😳 this is a wild fast ride. The mom was a piece of work but her yelling “no “ when Antoinette went to visit 💔 2mo
mcctrish I am curious what was the matter with Patrick ( some kind of palsy ?) and Antoinette was ill for 6 weeks not from being hit in the head from a stone ( thx Tia) but because her mother tried to kill her?! 2mo
BarkingMadRead @mcctrish yeah that whole part of her being sick kind of went over my head. Really crazy 2mo
Bookwormjillk @5feet.of.fury a her problem for sure! 1mo
rubyslippersreads Not only is Part One full of drama and tragedy, I feel like what happens in Jane Eyre is hanging over everything. #PoorCoco #foreshadowing #impendingdoom (edited) 1mo
julieclair What a sad early life. Soooo much going on in these chapters. The noise in the bamboo had me wanting to scream “get out of the house”! And the mom‘s rejection of her… just heartbreaking. 1mo
currentlyreadinginCO @rubyslippersreads agreed about what happens in Jane Eyre hanging over the book! 4w
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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My husband is half Swedish, and in Sweden they celebrate name days ( definitely not the only country to do this 😉) and I‘m celebrating by having chips and wine with my reading time on a Tuesday. I‘ve spent 3 days in the same grade 5 classroom and I have never been so ‘childsplained‘ to in my life #treatmyself

TheBookHippie Just NO to GRADE 5 😵‍💫 #OYTOTHEVEY 2mo
mcctrish @TheBookHippie they are a weird cauldron of being old enough to advocate for themselves but too young to see beyond themselves 2mo
Tamra 😆 when do they grow out of it? Asking for a friend. 2mo
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TheBookHippie @mcctrish I cannot 😵‍💫 2mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra Usually end of seventh grade. … in my experience. I only do K4-2 nd and 9-12 th 🤭 This year I have 5 fourth graders but thankfully it‘s going okay. (edited) 2mo
TheKidUpstairs ? My eldest is in Grade 5. He LOVES the word "actually" ? And my new name is "Bruh" 2mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie well, I‘ve got two that defy the odds! 😜😜 The 16 year old is the worst at teensplain! 2mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra my daughter OY 2,3,8,10,12,14,17,19,22,25,27 🤭😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 but she wasn‘t here in my house after college 🤣😅 2mo
TheBookHippie @TheKidUpstairs 🤭🤭🤭🤭 my grandson called me that by accident. He‘s 10. 2mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie 🤣🤣 2mo
TheBookHippie @Tamra she had a child and then called crying “Mom I AM SO SORRRRRRY “ 🤣😂 nothing like being a parent to yourself. 😳 2mo
mcctrish @Tamra eventually they grow into seeing beyond themselves ( grade 8-9) - the advocating is new, imo, and it has so many pluses but it‘s not often used for good 2mo
mcctrish @TheBookHippie grade 4 is still okay here, second half of grade 6 used to be when it went to hell, now it‘s grade 5 so I guess grade 4 is next 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Tamra @TheBookHippie bahahaha if I live long enough. 2mo
Tamra @mcctrish 😅 so true! 2mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish half way through 4th it starts here 😵‍💫 2mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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#hashtagbrigade without you I‘d have NEVER FINISHED … so much WTF …. The Matryoshka dolls and visual skits I looked forward to… the reading NOTSOMUCH #OYTOTHEVEY this book was ridiculous and I LOVE RUSSIAN CLASSIC LITERATURE… but not this one … 🤯😵‍💫
Never have I cared so little for a plot 😂😂😂😂🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Massive thx @BarkingMadRead WHEW

@Aimeesue ♥️♥️♥️♥️🪆🪆🪆🪆🪆

DieAReader 🤣❤️‍🔥🥳 3mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m impressed by all of you that are finishing. One chapter a day is torture for me. 3mo
TheBookHippie @Bookwormjillk I WILL NOT BRING THIS INTO APRIL 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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TheBookHippie @DieAReader seriously 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 3mo
rubyslippersreads @Bookwormjillk Me too. I bailed months ago. 😆 3mo
Daisey Congrats on finishing and I completely agree! I just didn‘t care but was determined to finish it. 3mo
BarkingMadRead I‘m so proud of you 👏🏼 3mo
Ruthiella Well done! 👏👏👏 3mo
dabbe I see a whole new meaning in GG's “I Will Survive.“ 🤩😃😘 3mo
mcctrish 🏆 I love the “not bringing it into April” I have today to decide if this is my hill too 🤣🤣 (edited) 3mo
TheBookHippie @mcctrish 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Aimeesue Getting through this one was truly a group effort! I‘m glad you enjoyed the #MatryoskaBros. I wouldn‘t have gotten through it without them 😂 3mo
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dabbe “Blah, blah, blah. I'm the devil. Blah, blah, blah. Devil. No, it's me, but my bad me. Devil. Blah, blah, blah. Throw wine in your face. Blah, blah, blah. Skim .... skim ... blah, blah, blah ... Alyosha to the rescue! End of chapter. #thankgod #ivanandreligion #arantinglunatic #oytothevey as @TheBookHippie would say. Whew. 😥🥱😵‍💫 3mo
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BarkingMadRead @dabbe exactly 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
TheBookHippie @dabbe 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 #wtfwhewoytothevey 3mo
mcctrish I would like to read @dabbe‘s version from here on out 3mo
mcctrish Also so much blah to get to Smerdy and his long game to frame Mitya #holyshitwhensmerdycommitshecommits 3mo
dabbe @mcctrish And he's hanging against his wall on a nail! The wall with 🪳🪳🪳! 😱 3mo
dabbe @mcctrish 🤩😂🤩 It was the only way I could survive that chapter. #lordybe 3mo
Bookwormjillk @BarkingMadRead gotta admit I was looking for A Christmas Story tongue on the flagpole reference here 🤪 3mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣 #missedopportunity I do have another My Cousin Vinny pic coming up in a few chapters 🤣 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Ivan being like “don't come at me with your philosophy“ SAME 😂 3mo
currentlyreadinginCO Omg we finally get somewhere and now the brother who knows what happened is raving 😂 3mo
mcctrish @dabbe the roaches be having a PARTY tonight 🤢 3mo
mcctrish @TheAromaofBooks 🤣🤣🤣 exactly keep your philosophy to yo‘self 3mo
mcctrish The whole time Smerdy was spilling his guts @currentlyreadinginCO I was thinking “is Ivan processing this? Is Ivan remembering this? Is Ivan sane?” Does it even matter now that Smerdy can‘t be questioned ?! 3mo
dabbe @mcctrish 😳😵‍💫🤢 3mo
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#ItTakesAllKinds #WithRain

One of the books challenged in my school district as inappropriate for the high school library due to sexual content 🙄🙄

Eggs Enjoyed this one 🐶💙☔️ 3mo
lil1inblue Seriously??? They'll ban anything these days. 😓 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @lil1inblue I kid you not. The claim is that it contains sexual content that doesn't contribute to the story. I'm pretty sure the parents challenging this believe their kids still think babies are brought by storks. 3mo
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dabbe Can I roll my 👀 any farther back in my head? This is a lovely book! #argh 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe The eye rolls are real!! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 Crazy ass people in the world 3mo
dabbe @TheBookgeekFrau As @TheBookHippie would say, #oytothevey 😵‍💫 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @dabbe EXACTLY! 🫣 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve heard this one is great! 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Omg, it is!! 💞💞 3mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday

1) Tagged is top of my list every time
2) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
3) Anne of Green Gables

Come and play everyone 😀

Thanks for the tag @dabbe

julesG My #1 is the same. 😁 3mo
Leftcoastzen Tree grows in Brooklyn, so good! 3mo
Jari-chan Great choices! 3mo
dabbe How did I forget Jane Eyre? “Reader, I married him!“ #oytothevey Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 3mo
TheLudicReader Excellent choices. 3mo
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Bookwormjillk We‘re getting there! 4mo
Aimeesue So pretty! And not covered in blood at all! 4mo
TheBookHippie @Aimeesue 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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