Tag: retro

Celebrity Crushes (From My Teen Years)

Posted May 11, 2021 by Brin in Remembering My Teen Years / 0 Comments
Celebrity Crushes (From My Teen Years)

Remembering My Teen Years: Celebrity Crushes I tend to be a very nostalgic person – that’s probably why I started collecting vintage YA books a few years ago and why I return to my favourite books, movies, and television shows over and over again. I saw the trailer for Kid 90 (the documentary directed, produced, and starring Soleil Moon Frye – most well-known for iconic role in Punky Brewster) and […]

Underhyped Stars (of Yesteryear)

Posted April 29, 2021 by Brin in Memes, Top 5 Wednesday / 0 Comments
Underhyped Stars (of Yesteryear)

Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by Lainey @GingerReadsLainey – you can join the Goodreads group HERE Underhyped Stars (of Yesteryear) I’m a day late (aren’t I usually? haha!) but I wanted to do this topic as there are many books that I have read that I loved but hadn’t really heard any buzz about before in the book community. I have compiled variations of this topic before (here, here, […]

Cover Retrospective: Sweet Valley High

Cover Retrospective: Sweet Valley High

Cover Retrospective: Sweet Valley High The Sweet Valley High covers (the originals, at least) were iconic. I first came across them in my local library and I was hooked in by the glamorous cover models and soft pastel palettes. The covers were painted by James Mathewuse, a book cover artist known for his work on the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series (incidentally, he also created the cover art for […]

Favourite Retro Ships

Posted February 14, 2019 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 0 Comments
Favourite Retro Ships

Happy Valentine’s Day guys and gals! Some people go all out for Valentine’s Day though I’ve always been a bit meh on the whole thing. However, I’m a big fan of romance in books so it seems kinda wrong to let this day go past without a post about some of my favourite ships. Now, I don’t mean actual ships here but book couples that I ‘shipped’ before I even […]

A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard

Posted January 28, 2019 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard

Review A Quiet Place by Peter D. Burchard wasn’t a bad book necessarily but it just felt kinda… pointless? Not really sure how I felt about it. Lots of meaningless descriptions and very little in the way of plot or characterization. I came out of the book not knowing a single thing about the characters – I felt that far removed from them. The story centres around Cindy a young […]