2018 A to Z: Z… All About Nancy Drew
In 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!
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!
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!
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