Wednesday, June 24, 2009


from wikipedia:

Nancy Drew is a fictional 18-year-old amateur sleuth. She lives in the fictional town of River Heights with her father, attorney Carson Drew, and their Hannah Gruen. Nancy's mother died when she was three (10 in earlier versions). Nancy does not have a job or go to school, and spends her time solving mysteries, some of which she stumbles upon and some of which begin as cases of her father's. Nancy is often assisted in solving mysteries by her two closest friends, Bess Marvin and George Fayne, and also occasionally by her boyfriend, Ned Nickerson. Nancy has often been described as a supergirl: in the words of Bobbie Ann Mason, she is "as immaculate and self-possessed as a Miss America on tour. She is as cool as a Mata Hari and as sweet as Betty Crocker." Nancy is wealthy, attractive, and amazingly talented.

So alright. I was a total sucker for Nancy Drew growing up, depsite the unrealistic and somewhat stereotypical nature of the books. I've always loved spying on people and figuring things out. How kickass would it be to do that for a job? My mom was an even bigger fan, as much of the heyday for Nancy Drew was in the 50s and 60s. So when I saw this book, I had to get it for her. It has cute little magnets with the book covers on them and a little "wisdom" booklet of credos and rules.

For example: "Beauty supplies: They're not just for primping anymore. Try picking a lock with a bobby pin, disinfecting a snake bite with perfume, using a nail file to trigger the opening to a secret passageway, or scrawling out a hasty SOS message with lipstick." Love it!
My mysteries are so mundane, like The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, or The Hidden Car Keys.

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