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    Spiders, silk formula. Some NDs were more memorable than others. I liked the Leaning Chimney, the Ivory Charm, the Black Keys, and the Old Album

    Right in the middle of my Nancy Drew phase I tumbled onto Harriet the Spy which became one of my big favorites. When her classmates discover her notebook with all of her mean observations about them in it, I practically felt physically ill right along with Harriet. The illustrations in that book were absolutely perfect.

    And Jane Eye. Well. What can be said about Jane Eyre except that it's really never been topped in terms of the plot arc and the ending and actually created a template for hundreds and hundreds of novels that followed.

    I'm a huge Austen fan as well and have reread those from cover to cover and basically know them inside and out.

    Once I read every Bronte and every Austen and every Elliot, I turned to the lesser known Victorians like Gaskell and others and that's been fun.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 03:03:55 AM PDT

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