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Nancy Drew The Secret Of The Old Clock | Chronicle Books
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This postcard collection features 30 cover designs from the first Nancy Drew books, published from the 1930s to the 1970s. & 2005 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
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My childhood role model 😊

ravenlee Based on my current reread of the series with my kiddo - Nancy would probably have a car accident, leap to some conclusions that turn out right (against all odds), and enjoy some girl time with George and Bess along the way. 😆 3mo
bookandbedandtea @ravenlee All after being offered a free trip to some fabulous location where she can dance the night away with the adorable Ned Nickerson while "gathering clues!" 3mo
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(Day 2 - #PreferredGenre)

*Considering I grew up on Nancy Drew, is it any wonder that I still love a good mystery? Well, the answer to that question is hardly a *ahem* mystery. ♥️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚☺️🙌🏻 4mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 4mo
Andrew65 😍 For me in the UK I was brought up on the Famous Five and Secret Seven by Enid Blyton. Been a mystery and Suspense fan ever since! (edited) 4mo
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gradcat @Andrew65 I, too, read Enid Blyton! I agree with you...they get in your blood & brain and never leave! From there it was just a short time before Agatha Christie, then P. D. James, etc, etc, ad infinitum! 4mo
Linsy Love that collection! 💛 4mo
gradcat @Linsy I know, right? So great & very nostalgic! 4mo
Crazeedi All my favorite Nancy's! My daughter has a few of mine 3mo
gradcat @Crazeedi I know you don‘t watch tv, but there‘s a Nancy Drew show on the CW network. I watched the first one...boy, it‘s not your mama‘s Nancy Drew anymore!! 😂😂 3mo
Crazeedi @gradcat I should maybe look for it! Thanks!! 3mo
gradcat @Crazeedi You may not recognize her. She‘s not like the Nancy Drew that you & I read. One of the first scenes has her climbing out of her boyfriend‘s bed...this is a racier Nancy—not that there‘s anything wrong with that! 😂 She‘s just not like the Nancy Drew that I read. 3mo
Crazeedi @gradcat oh my maybe I dont want to watch it, #notmynancy 3mo
gradcat @Crazeedi That‘s what my mother said, exactly. 😂 #notmynancy 3mo
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For years, I‘ve told myself I would read all 56 Nancy Drew mysteries... there are a few I‘ve never read. The simple sentences really make me want to laugh. But, I read about a third of the book in no time at all and quite enjoyed myself.

Charityann I want to read through them all in order too. I read most of them as kid, but it‘s fun to go back and see how they hold up as a grown-up. 😊Did you ever read the Nancy Drew files? 3mo
Purplerosiepage @Charityann No, I think I tried, but never got into them. 3mo
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My complete set of 1950s Nancy Drew mysteries♡♡♡

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Just finished rereading my first Nancy Drew book! A fun quick read, but I couldn‘t help but think how crazy this girl was! Sneaking into a barn with a bunch of ruffians just nearby?! No way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️

Crazeedi Awesome! Now I need to reread these stories, they were my favorite as a young girl 12mo
Llanphear @Crazeedi mine too! They‘re a really fun, fast reread! Thanks again for the set❤️ 12mo
DGRachel I love that cover! 12mo
BarbaraJean Goodness, that cover is gorgeous! And I also love the perfectly color-matched bookmark! 12mo
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I was feeling a little nostalgic, so I stopped by the library and picked up a few copies of Nancy Drew. I read book one yesterday. On the menu today - Book two, The Hidden Staircase.

Slajaunie I never read them but I probably would have if I had tried. 13mo
LikelyLibrarian @Slajaunie They‘re great! For our generation, Nancy Drew was one of the only female literary characters we could look up to. 13mo
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This is my first Nancy Drew book ever!! And I have to say that 13 year old me, would have relished the maturity and action of this book, 32 year old me finds Nancy Drew‘s freakishly coincidental happenstances a bit suspicious. Lol. It was a cute quick read. I did find myself questioning a lot of things, but I had to remember that this wasn‘t written for me. Having now read one of her books, I can say my childhood was not lacking.

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So glad we all made it to the weekend!!

1. Still have my whole Nancy Drew collection on my top shelf!
2. Cake
3. I play piano 🎶🎹
4. Down the shore 😎😎 #ocnj #myhappyplace
5. It's #friyay 😁

Tagging whoever wants to jump in!

TheLibrarian Nancy Drew is amazing! 1y
erank58 @TheLibrarian yes!!! Totally sparked my love of mysteries! 1y
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#ReadingResolutions #clocks

Books from my stacks with clocks in their titles and/or on their covers. I had to include both Time After Time covers--the movie tie-in as the movie is a favorite & the one with a clock on it. A Clockwork Orange is a long ago bail--I just couldn't get into it. Red Clocks is a more recent bail--more bad timing on my part than issues with it. I checked out the library audiobook last month but couldn't focus on it.🕰

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ Time After Time—movie and book. 😊 2y
julia-gulia Red clocks is definitely worth your time... 2y
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📖 I remember loving The Borrowers when my mother read it to me.
👖 I learned the word “khaki” from reading NancyDrew. I used to pronounce it “ka-ha-ki” in my head.
⏰ I‘ll read anytime.
☕️ I‘m generally an indoor girl, but I‘d love to get outside more.

#weekendchat @CSeydel

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tpixie A favorite!! 2y
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1. Nancy Drew
2. The Heart‘s Invisible Furies
3. Dolores Umbridge
4. Gone Girl
5. Tagging a newish Litten @Dpotter

kspenmoll #1&2💕 2y
JenlovesJT47 Great choices!! 💚 2y
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One of my favorite photos I‘ve ever taken of my oldest childhood favorite books. The middle one is the oldest one I own (1930‘s) and also an original text. The watches were my grandfather‘s ❤️

#24in48 #firstchallenge #nancydrew #childhoodfavorite

Chrissyreadit I‘m still angry at myself for giving away my Nancy Drew Books. 2y
mabell Great photo! Especially that it includes your grandfather's watches ❤️ 2y
Jess_Read_This @Chrissyreadit Oh no!!! ☹️ I have a few regrets too on some childhood books I gave away. 2y
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Jess_Read_This @mabell Thank you!! ❤️ He and my grandmother were my biggest supporters in reading. They bought me all my first books and had me read to them every time they visited. 2y
Laura317 I think I have another cover for that book my sister-in-law didn‘t want. If I do, would you like to have it?@Jess_Read_This 2y
Jess_Read_This @Laura317 Oh my gosh! Yes, please! That would be amazing. I would really appreciate it! 2y
Chrissyreadit So glad you shared this picture too! It also brought back many wonderful emotions and memories... just saying cause my response earlier was a bit terse. 2y
Jess_Read_This @Chrissyreadit I completely understand... I told my mom it was ok to donate all my Boxcar Children books. 😭 It still guts me that I did that. I‘m glad the pic brought back some good memories for you. ❤️ 2y
mrp27 Great photo! 2y
kindergartenkat the right - hand one is the one I read 😊 2y
bookandbedandtea Lovelovelove this picture! I still have my whole set (the version on the right) but no other covers/editions. These are lovely. 2y
Jess_Read_This @kindergartenkat A great edition!! ❤️ 2y
Jess_Read_This @bookandbedandtea That is so neat you have the entire set! I‘m piecing together my yellow matte set and the original text ones. I only had a few from childhood and the rest were library ones bc my parents told me I read too fast and they couldn‘t afford my habit. It was cheaper to drive me to the library.. 😂 2y
bookandbedandtea @Jess_Read_This My grandparents bought them for me. Over several years, unfortunately, but I never seemed to lack for reading matter in between. My parents both like to read so they didn't mind buying books for me. I'm so glad I kept this set. I only kept a few other of my childhood books; wish I had known how much I'd still value them now! 2y
Jess_Read_This @bookandbedandtea So true! I wish I had know the same thing! 2y
JaclynW I SO love this! ❤ 2y
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#uncannyoctober @RealLifeReading

Although this is an updated cover, the first Nancy Drew was #publishedinthe1930s

batsy 🙌 2y
Laura317 ❤️Nancy Drew! 2y
AmyG A favorite..ND. ❤️ 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin I just finished reading this! It was fun to take a step back in time. 2y
Sace @batsy @Laura317 @AmyG @PurpleyPumpkin @MaleficentBookDragon I am slowly making my way through reading them all in order. It's been a while since I read one, though. I need to get back to it. 🙄 2y
Loralie This is the cover I have! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Great cover!!! ❤️ ND! 2y
UwannaPublishme Nancy Drew! 😍🙌🏻 2y
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I loved this book as a kid and I felt very grownup reading it. I reread it now for a #popsugarchallenge prompt, #abookyoulovedasachild. What a fun romp down memory lane! 3/5⭐️

[DELETED] 3803335244 Love Nancy Drew! My 14 year old daughter loves her too 💜 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @ForeverNerdy It was a lot of fun revisiting an old favourite. 😉 2y
MissSarahLou I did a book report on this Nancy Drew book when I was in elementary. These books hold so much nostalgia for me. I really need to go back and do a reread. 2y
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EllieDottie I also read this recently to take a trip down memory lane!! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @MissSarahLou @EllieDottie These books are a great palate cleanser when you're hankering for something fun and nostalgic!👍🏽 2y
TheKidUpstairs @PurpleyPumpkin I collect these old Nancy Drews and I use them for palate cleansers too 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @TheKidUpstairs I only ha e the first three and was thinking of getting more. But they‘re hard to find! 2y
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❤️I found a Nancy Drew collector's dream in the independent bookseller, Books on Bay.... this is just a small sampling of what I ogled like a fool over. The owner gave me such an education on collecting and showed me a few rarities that she had behind the desk. I completely got to booknerd out this afternoon.

🔎My next Holy Grail is the edition with Ned smoking in an illustration! 🚬

#BookEuphoria #NancyDrew #BooksOnBay #Savannah #Mystery

rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍🔎 2y
Sace *swoon* 😍❤️😍❤️📚 2y
LauraBrook Wow, that is a gorgeous collection! 😍 2y
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Leftcoastzen They look soooo good! 2y
Leftcoastzen And isn't fun learning more about rare books? 2y
mabell Which title/edition is that illustration in? 2y
wanderlustforwords It's and Indie used? Any Fitz? 2y
Jess_Read_This @rubyslippersreads @RestlessFickleBookSlut @LauraBrook @Leftcoastzen I'm still pinching myself over what I saw today. If you are interested, there is a Facebook group devoted to fans of the series and collecting. It's called "Nancy Drew Book Fans" the owner recommends this group if you want to meet other collectors. 2y
Jess_Read_This @mabell The lineup of books on the shelf? These are the blue woven hardbacks with their actual dust jackets intact. 2y
Jess_Read_This @wanderlustforwords You know I looked! No Fitz's.... but I got a sweet Nancy Drew with the loveliest writing on the inside by the former owner when she bought it (August 1, 1960 with her mom and brother) and a listing of the Nancy Drew books she does own. I was completely charmed. 2y
mabell Sorry I wasn't clear - I meant your holy grail 😀 2y
Pamwurtzler Wow! Those are amazing! 2y
batsy Ned, smoking? GASP. This row of books is making me swoon 😍 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Ugh, this photo is amazing! SO many copies! Gorgeous. #ALLthebooks 2y
Jess_Read_This @mabell It's The Secret of the Wooden Lady- in editions 1-3 (one collector said through 4 but I was also told 3) the illustration shows Ned appearing to hold a cigarette. Some collectors say it's just the wood grain of the paneling; others maintain it's an unlit cigarette. Either way, pretty interesting! 2y
Jess_Read_This @batsy He's technically holding a cigarette.. I read one collector say its just the wood grain on the wall. But many maintain it's an unlit cigarette he has in his hand. I've been thrown into a fascinating world of collecting. And realizing I'm too poor to be a super collector... 😂 2y
Jess_Read_This @Pamwurtzler I just love looking at them all. I might go back one to just gape at their prettiness. 2y
Jess_Read_This @elkeo I'm still staring at the pics. I joined the Nancy Drew Book Fans group on FB, per the seller's recommendation. What an education and the group is so nice. Collectors of all levels are on it. 2y
mabell Interesting! I checked my copy, but no illustration. Something to keep an eye out for! 2y
JaclynW I SO love this!!! 2y
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I grew up loving Nancy Drew and being envious of her blue convertible! #sassy #anditsaugust #richgirl #augustgrrrl

Cinfhen 😍 2y
MamaGina These were the editions I read as a young girl. Nancy is the reason I'm still a mystery lover today!🤓 2y
Laalaleighh I remember the plots to all of these. 2y
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Sace This post is the best post ever! ❤️😍❤️😍❤️ Nancy Drew forever! 2y
EllieDottie @MamaGina oh my goodness! Me too!!! 2y
EllieDottie @Laalaleighh that's impressive!! I pretty hazy on most of these plots! 2y
EllieDottie @RestlessFickleBookSlut yes! I completely agree!! 2y
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So I was a big fan of Alice détective as a kid and discovered since then that she is actually Nancy drew in disguise! Apparently the translation changes a lot of things... Even names. So I need to read them in English... But right now reading in French because I need a author name in q for #litsyatoz!