Daily Archives: April 23, 2010

REVIEW: The Bungalow Mystery

Title: The Bungalow Mystery
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 10, 2010
Pages: 204
Published: 1930
Format: hardback

Nancy is vacationing with friends on the beach and Nancy befriends an orphaned girl who finds herself with new guardians who are less than spectacular.

Nancy finds herself once again in the middle of multiple mysteries, pretty sure they are all somehow connected, worried about her new friend.

Up to this point, this was probably one of my favorites, even though it’s only the third one. There was a lot of action and edge of your seat moments when you wonder what will really happen. Of course, Nancy is notorious for finding her way out of tough situations.

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REVIEW: The Hidden Staircase

Title: The Hidden Staircase
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 10, 2010
Pages: 182
Published: 1930
Format: hardback

The second book of the Nancy Drew series has Nancy searching for the answers behind a ghost who appears to be coming between the home she is visiting and the neighboring house. Not only is she trying to solve a mystery for her friends, but it appears her father is being threatened.

Nancy is torn between who to help when her father suddenly disappears on his way to visit her. In true Nancy fashion, things quickly come to light and she finds herself solving all the mysteries in one fell swoop

I really enjoyed this second introduction to Nancy Drew. The books are quick and easy to read and I am enjoying the slow progress through them.

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REVIEW: The Day I Shot Cupid

Title: The Day I Shot Cupid
Author: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Finished: April 8, 2010
Pages: 208
Published: 2010
Format: First Edition

This was an amazingly funny book about dating, boys, girls, etc. It was such a fun and quick read that I would read it over and over in a heartbeat.

JLH does an amazing job of being herself and touching on all aspects of dating and relationships from her point of view and experience, bringing in expert friends to give their opinions, relating to both men and women, including fun dating steps, tips and stories.

Even if you’re not currently single it’s a fun read just for the laughs and stupid things people do to get attention in relationships. I originally borrowed for a friend but it has immediately went onto my MUST BUY list. I spent pretty much every page laughing for some reason or another.

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