2018 A to Z: Z. All About Nancy Drew

2018 A to Z: Z… All About Nancy Drew

Z glassIn 2016 I learned of the first annual April A to Z… it immediately intrigued me and I began racking my brain for a theme. After much reading, and thinking… I finally came up with the theme of Southern Foods and Memories… it said to write what you know! When April of 2017 rolled around, I decided to share Conversations with Mama to the world… the best of my on-going blog post that has generated from nightly talks to my mother. It’s now 2018 and as Nancy Drew has been on my mind… since I began re-building my collection back… well, I hope you will join me in celebrating All About Nancy Drew during the April A to Z Blog Hop!


Z is for Zippity Doo Dah… I’m Done!

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I’m done writing, but not finished with my reading, or rather re-reading of all the first 56 Nancy Drew books. When I started this project, I didn’t realize that the first 34 were revised, so those 56 books have now turned into 90 books!

I became so involved in my writing, that I didn’t spend as much time reading as planned! Sometimes it’s just hard to stay off social media; so I’m blaming Facebook for putting me behind?

Have I written “all” about Nancy Drew entirely? Absolutely Not! I’ve written my memories and what I’ve found interesting about Nancy. I never knew Nancy Drew was so complex until I rediscovered her again and began reading… and as in always thinking of a yearly A to Z topic… Nancy found me! I have had a great time in re-reading Nancy Drew and meeting up with others… just like me! And once again, I’ve begun another hobby… which I said… I’d never do again! But it’s been such fun and at a time in my new life of retirement… well I needed something fresh to think about daily.

If you’ve never read Nancy Drew, I hope I’ve encouraged you to do so… or pick up your old Nancy Drew books and read again. And if you by chance have Nancy Drew books that you’d like a home for, well I’m available to care for them!

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The day before the A to Z ended, I was sent this photo and asked… “would you like these?” My friend didn’t have to ask me twice! I picked them up and was even treated to dinner… nothing better than that!

If you’d like to learn even more about Nancy Drew, then let me point you over to the website of Jenn Fisher at nancydrewsleuth. She is the true “aficionado” on All About Nancy Drew; just read her bio! And if you become hooked on Nancy… I might just meet up with you on one of the Nancy Drew conventions that Jenn runs yearly!

Thanks for following and reading along in my A to Z Nancy Drew adventures… and I hope I’ve enticed a few of you to read Nancy Drew if you never have. And if you were a Nancy Drew fan – I hope to hear from you, especially if you still have your books, and please check your books for my name… as my books somehow mysteriously disappeared! So many girls inscribed their books, and I’m sure I probably did… what I wouldn’t give to find… just one book with my signature! HELP me find my book!

“THANK YOU” Nancy Drew… it’s been a fun “Blog Hop” writing on Nancy’s escapades!

Stay tuned for my… A to Z Recollection post of all my favorites… see you there!

Answer from Letter X: The Mysterious Mannequin

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2018: A to Z – All About Nancy Drew

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17 Responses to 2018 A to Z: Z. All About Nancy Drew

  1. scr4pl80 says:

    Thanks for sharing all the great info about Nancy Drew. I had no idea there was such a following for her. Her stories were my first introduction to the world of mysteries and detectives and from her I learned to appreciate Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie’s sleuths. I am glad I have a few of the first books and I will definitely keep my eye open for other ones.

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  2. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    You did an incredible job covering everything and anything about Nacy Drew. Congrats.

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  3. eschudel says:

    Thanks for this fabulous trip down memory lane. I read Nancy Drew when I was a girl, like many she was my introduction to mysteries. In fact, I still have all my mom’s original books from when she was a girl. It was a lot of fun reading your posts!

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  4. Wendy says:

    I’ll be honest – I picked up a Nancy Drew book several years ago thinking it would be fun to read it again, but my adult self did not like that know-it-all kid. But going through A to Z with you and Nancy has made me rethink my attitude. I should give her another try. This has been so much fun. CongratulationZ on another successful year of A-Z. I don’t know how you will top this.

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    • Yes I can’t think of anything interesting at the moment snd I worked in this for over 6 months – I had them all ready except for a last edit. And you know how that is, I could edit every time I read! Thanks for hanging in there!


  5. kristin says:

    I know I will never read another Nancy Drew book, but I really enjoyed your posts. Congrats on finishing and on the box of books!

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  6. What a fabulous outcome from the six months of work you mention putting into the preparation for the #Challenge. I appreciate your entire series for its clarity, well written, and photo support. I will keep my eye out for your books. It will be hard, but I know you will come up with another worthy theme for next year. Cheers!

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  7. My Word Soup says:

    Thanks for sending the link to this post!! I love celebrating Nancy Drew and will never get tired of reading them aloud to my children (or quietly by myself!) The audio versions with Laura Linney narrating are excellent, too!

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  8. Charandeep says:

    Nice way to close the month. You drew me to nancy

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  9. Laura says:

    What fun! Will have to go back and read your previous posts! I loved reading Nancy Drew but my fav character was her buddy George!

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