Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nancy's Mysterious Letter by Carolyn Keene

I know, I know, I wasn't going to review them all.  And I'm not. 

Because frankly, after reviewing a couple I run out of things to say... they're kind of all the same. ;)

BUT this one.... wow.

And I don't mean that in a good way.

Does anyone else think it's hilarious that Nancy's "sports clothes" are a skirt and sweater?

And seriously, does she actually expect a total stranger to get her message of "don't get married, talk to me first!" and take it seriously?  Really?

And is it just me, or is Ned Nickerson playing every position on the football field at once?  The descriptions from the game are so funny!

One other thing I've noticed-- reading these books is a LOT like watching Scooby Doo with my kids.  LOL.  (Speaking of Scooby Doo, has anyone else ever noticed that Velma's intelligence seems to be in her glasses?  Every time she loses them she becomes an absolute idiot.  I'm ready to duct tape them to her head!)

Anyway.  Nancy's Mysterious Letter may be the lamest of the 10 I've read so far...

But hey, lame or no, they're just the right length for a bubble bath.  :D


  1. "My glasses! I can't see without my glasses." Then get contacts. My son is in a Scooby-Doo phase so it is ALL we watch. Better than Dora though.

    Wait until the Mystery of the Ivory Charm. I wasn't too fond of that one.

  2. Seriously! She loses those blasted glasses every episode! I've worn glasses my whole life almost, and I've never had that kind of trouble.
    Scooby Doo is infinitely better than Dora. Almost anything is better than Dora.

  3. Ah! Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew. Two things I grew up on. Yes, Velma's glasses are ridiculous. She really should get a pair that fit her face better. As for Nancy Drew, I haven't read one since about 5th grade. I should definitely try some again but I'll start with a different one than this.

  4. Yeah, don't start here. The Crooked Banister is a good one to start with after so many years. :D

    Velma's optometrist bills must be crazy... half the time they have to get out her "spare" glasses. Luckily she doesn't carry those herself.