Sunday, June 20, 2010

Getting Lost in a Really Good Book...

I saw this gal-ette at my favorite coffee shop recently. I was so charmed by the intent look on her face as she was reading her Nancy Drew mystery. I'm guessing that furrowing her brow helps her focus. The photo was taken on the sly...perhaps like Nancy herself would have done. I loved Nancy Drew when I was her age. When we would visit my grandparents, I would sneak off to my grandma's sewing room where I could read in peace. I think I furrowed my brow too.

This one was my favorite...which one was yours?

8 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I loved Nancy Drew Mysteries, still have a few books!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Love that girls look of concentration. I read all the Nancy Drews and then moved onto all the Hardy Boys. Loved them all...probably my favorite childhood book series...but to pick a fav? I can't, loved them all.

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Janelle said...

My favorite was the very first one I ever read: The Clue of the Velvet Mask! It was one of those blue hardback copies from the 30s or 40s that my dad unearthed at some yard sale, I suppose. I was seven or eight years old.

What a great photo--it brings back some happy reading memories for me!

Signs and Salvage said...

I have my mom's old Nancy Drew Books!! My daughter has read every one of them:) Funny how vintage they are...yet timeless! Thank you for the sweet post...I love the look on her face:)

Happy Day!!

Kristin

JustJoan said...

Definitely the "Mystery of the 99 Steps." I still have a bunch of them...some first printing. They were handed down to me and my sisters by an older cousin.

DogsMom said...

This past weekend I stopped in a nearby thrift and a high school age girl was checking out with 6 Nancy Drew books. Nice to know some kids are not embarrassed to read classics. (Yes, she said she was reading them, not reselling.)

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Jennifer said...

My favorite was the Secret in the Old Attic, which was my first, and the Ghost of Lilac Farm I think it was called? I am sure I will think of other favorites later...can't wait to get my nieces into reading them.