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Old School Loving

Hello, Cabbages!

We’ve had a recent holiday just yesterday, which meant I got an extended “weekend”—definitely long weekends are the best time to catch up on my reading, but force of laziness is just too strong. So I did the second most productive activity of a [lazy] spuds: I caught up with my [massive] TV series line up. I got the 6th episode of Grimm (season 5), until my DVD started to not cooperate; and I also started Scream Queens.

My friends have been pressuring me to watch Game of Thrones already; and the way I see it, I have enough time until the last season comes out next year. My boyfriend and I decided to binge watch it together, and yesterday, we’ve finally finished the first season! I understand why there’s a lot of hype around the series, too much conspiracy and lies and not to mention, deceit. I think I’m going to have to post a whole TV series review about this probably by tomorrow [or today, if the feeling of excitement becomes unbearable]; and we’ll start season 2 tonight!

Anyway, as you are all aware, I haven’t gotten far with the 2nd book of Soman Chainani’s School for Good and Evil, and sadly, I’ve decided to put it aside for now. I love it, but I just haven’t been feeling the story. Since I’m quite hung up with Game of Thrones, I’ve started And I Darken by Kiersten White today. Follow me on Goodreads if you’d like to see my progress.

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It’s Tuesday, meaning it’s time for TOP TEN TUESDAY! This weekly meme is very popular in the book community; it’s easy to participate, all you need is any social medium where you can post your Top 10 picks for the week. This was created by the lovely ladies from broke and the bookish.

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TOP TEN ALL TIME FAVORITE OF”X” GENRE —basically, participant gets to choose what particular topic they’d like to feature today.

TOP TEN ALL TIME FAVORITE “OLD SCHOOL” BOOKS

I started on reading at a very young age; my mom used to read The Berenstein Bears to me at night. She love books [though she hardly reads now], and she’s passed on the hobby to me because I grew up with enormous bookshelves, overflowing with different adventures. Today, I’d like to share a few of the “middle grade” books I enjoyed back during my Grade School years—some of these might no longer be being printed now.

 

7.THE SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS OF DORIE DILTS: DUMPED BY POPULAR DEMAND

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This book is about Dorie, a science geek, who transferred to a new school and wanted to become popular. She then befriends the Queen Bee and her minions, who all have been dumped by Grant Braddish. I love this book so much; a friend of mine lent it to me when I was in high school. This doesn’t really go way back as much the other books in this list, but when I requested to have a copy purchased for me from a bookstore’s supplier, it no longer print copies of this.

6.GOOSEBUMPS

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Who wouldn’t know about this super popular horror books for youngsters?  I’ve seen the movie, and I LOVED IT! Honestly, I haven’t read newer ones published, I think it’s entitled The Fear Street—it’s closely similar to the original Goosebumps. Memories of waking up early on a weekend to catch an episode of Goosebumps return whenever I see few copies in book sales. This used to be my fix when I was 10 years old, and whenever I finished one, I’d feel like I’m a strong girl for surpassing such a bone chilling story of R.L Stine. Right now, I think I’ve only managed to save one: which is a Choose Your Own Adventure: Goosebumps.

5.LIZZIE MCGUIRE

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There came a time when this was the most glorious books ever! This series were pretty much my “adolescent” books, I thought I was a grown-up because I was able to read this. I got started on this because of my grade school friend who decided to sign us up as library help every Friday, and lunch time of every school day. There was also a TV series for this, which I haven’t really gotten to watching—though I did re-watch the movie a hundred times.

4.THE BABYSITTERS CLUB

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I don’t remember much about this, but I won’t forget it though. Back when I was younger [90’s generation], middle grade books are written like these. Mostly they’re contemporary, and they always contain a group of friends. I miss series like this, I wish there’d be more of this—something that gives a right amount of ideas about romance [puppy love, and first crushes].

3.SWEET VALLEY KIDS/TWINS

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Before Monster High and The Clique, there used to be Sweet Valley Kids! I remember rushing towards the library to borrow books from this series before the rest of my classmates did. I think my twin obsession came to be because I kept on reading this book—Elizabeth and Jessica. Its written with certain topics/dilemmas per book that tackles familiar problems, friends, school and sibling rivalry. I believe Francine Pascal wrote a particular book that gives you a glimpse of how the twins ended up ten years later, after the last Sweet Valley High was written.

2.JUNIE B. JONES

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This is actually more of a kid’s book, rather than a middle-grade book. It’s leveled with books like Geronimo Stilton, and The Adventures of Bailey School Kids. Junie B Jones is a young girl who’s got a lot of silly adventures and funny tricks. Back then, this was the best humor there was—but it’s sort of like a classic now.

1.NANCY DREW

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Raise your hand if you haven’t read any Nancy Drew book! I don’t care what other people say, this is a classic for me. Before all the badass heroines came to be in the books nowadays, there was Nancy Drew, who outsmarts people with her wit and natural knack for solving mysteries. Of course since I was such a fangirl, I watched the movie adaptation—can you guess? Hundred times, yes.

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There’s a lot more titles, especially Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events, but I wasn’t able to finish all of the books in the series. I did watch the movie AND I am so pumped for the upcoming TV series in Netflix! It’s finally happening, people! After years and years of [im]patiently waiting, it is about to take Netflix by storm.

CABBAGES! I’m sure most of you uses Book Depository to purchase books, and I became an affiliate for both Book Depository and AbeBooks. If you want no shipping cost, use Book Depository–and if it’s not so much to ask, maybe you can use my link?

Anyway, I’m interested to see your Top Ten Tuesdays for this week, so if you participated, do leave me the link of your posts down below! Also, I’m quite wondering, has anyone else read the books I’ve mentioned on here?

A shoutout to all the lovely, bookish Cabbages who subscribed to Written Constellations! Thank you for your undying support and love for this little galactic corner. Well, keep the hype going –spread the word to your other friends! Please, watch out for my upcoming “talk” about GOT’s first season [currently living the hype], and I’m planning to have a “guest” post/blog interview [if I ever understand how it works] on Written Constellations SOON.

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12 thoughts on “Old School Loving

  1. Oh, this was such a great idea!! I so miss all the books I read as a child! I didn’t read many of these as I wasn’t really into goosebumps because I have a way over active imagination and my parents didn’t want me sleeping in their bed as a child xD so i stuck with Pony Pals and any other horse book I could get my hands on! haha. Love the list though 🙂 My TTT

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    1. I know! OMG. I wanted to be a bear because of them! I even tried other fun things they did in the storybook, like the “No Girls Allowed” and they created playhouses out of trees. 😀

      Thanks for stopping by Written Constellations! 🙂 I’m glad you liked them.

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    1. Ooooh! 😀 Thank you so much! I’ll be sure to check out yours! 😀

      I know right! Junie B Jones’ humor was just downright the funniest thing ever! 😀

      Thanks for stopping by Written Constellations! 🙂

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    1. Really? 🙂 Well, I haven’t really finished all of them, because each has like 30+ books on their series. But they were the most of what I read back when I was a little kid. 😀

      Awww. Junie B Jones was the funniest book I’ve read back then. Actually, thinking about it now, I don’t think I’ve come across one that came close to that child’s humor. 😀

      Thanks for stopping by Written Constellations! 🙂

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    1. Yup! There was! 😀 It’s what got me interested with Hilary Duff. 🙂 My mom even got me a box set of the book series, and some quiz books and some guide books–somehow, I refuse to part with them because it’s a reminder of such an amazing childhood. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by Written Constellations! 🙂

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