Saturday, July 26, 2008

Nancy Drew

How cool is Nancy Drew? I didn't realize how much I loved her until the other day. Here's what happened: I was in my baby sister, Elizabeth's, room at Mom and Dad's changing into my swimsuit. You know the amount of hopping, shimmying, and writhing invloved in getting into a swimsuit, right? (If you don't I HATE YOU!) Anyway, during said hopping, etc. I hopped over in front of Biz's bookcase and noticed she had her collection of Nancy Drew Mystery Stories there, along with MY collection of the Nancy Drew files (who told you you could borrow those, missy?). As I was pausing to catch my breath after finally wedging myself into my swimsuit (or sausage casing, you decide) I thought maybe the kiddos would like to read Nancy. This summer we've read Ramona, Harry, and a few others so adding Nancy seemed like a good idea.

Now we're reading book #1 The Secret of the Old Clock. It's really good and the kids enjoy it. And I am not too proud to admit that I wish I was Nancy Drew! She's so pretty and nice and smart (not fishing here). She has a blue convertible, for crying out loud! And she spends her days driving around solving mysteries. UGH, now I can't decide if I love her or hate her! Oh, alright, I love her. SIGH.


Rachael M. said...

The Secret of the Old Clock was the ONLY Nancy Drew story I ever read! I remember reading it one summer while it stormed outside (those were back in the days when I had the attention span to sit and read until I was finished with a book. Or maybe it was just that since I had no other responsibilities, I had no guilt from sitting down to read a book all day!)

What a fun thing. I hope our baby likes to have story time instead of getting lost in TV like so many kids today :-/

The Archibald Family said...

Those were fun books. Bliss actually likes listening to C.S. Lewis's Narnia series. I know...I was surprised too, but whatever works. Also, don't forget Little House on the Prairie books.