who read nancy drew mysteries??

@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
United States
April 26, 2009 7:55am CST
i'll never forget nancy drew mystery books. they were my first love into reading. i couldn't lay them down. would sit for hours & read them. i still like to read mysteries till this day. how about y'all.
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
27 Apr 09
I didn't ever have Nancy Drew, but I had Trixie Belden - and all the Secret Seven and Famous Five books. I still have my Famous Fives, and one day I'm going to read them all again - which would be a huge laugh, as I'm sure the style of writing would seem a bit outdated these days! I used to be amazed at how the Five's parents allowed them to go rambling all over the countryside by themselves - especially as they were always coming into contact with baddies, murderers and criminals - hahahaa! Those parents never learned!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
27 Apr 09
i read trixie belden to. thanks for bringing her up, another good memory. if i remember correctly i never got as many of her books to read. guess the library didn't care as many or whatever. i really enjoyed hers to. i'm not famaliar w/the secret seven & famous five. i'm glad u held on to your books. i'd still have my nancy drew if my mother hadn't given them away againist my wishes. thanks guy!
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
27 Apr 09
My mom grew up in the 50s and saved all her Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Bobbsey Twins books. I loved to read them . They are somewhat dated for todays kids but I know that they have updated many of the Nancey Drew books for girls today. There was also a wonderful Nancy Drew movie a couple of years ago starring Julia Roberts' niece. Nancy is a great role model in it! We even purchased the DVD. Have you seen it, jo? You should rent it! I think you would like it!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
27 Apr 09
hey lady, good to hear from you. that was a good time to grow up, believe me. i'm glad u saved the books. they are worth having. i bet if your daughter ever got into them she would be hooked like i was. i went w/a nancy drew book in my hands.no, i haven't seen the movie. i bet i would like it. thanks for telling me about it. hope things are well w/you & yours. jo
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• United States
27 Apr 09
Wow! I hadn't thought about that in years! Yes, I used to go to the library on the weekends (or other school breaks) and load up 10 or so books to read. Among them was usually a few mysteries. I read all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries. I also read a set of "The Bobsey Twins" mysteries. I no longer read mysteries, but still I am an avid reader! I do occasionally read a Grisham!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
28 Apr 09
thanks for your response. i use to do the same thing. at the time we had a little bitty building in the park that was our library. i visited it quite often. i still love to read to. i am never w/out a book started. mylotting has cut my reading time way down.
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• United States
28 Apr 09
Yeah, mylotting takes a bundle of my time too! I hope it will be worth it some day. I am learning a lot and sharing a lot though! I am usually reading several books at one time anymore! I just finished one last week, but already have two others I am working on!
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
29 Apr 09
it's been a lifesaver to me. had to retire nearly 5 years ago & had alot of time on my hands. since i have been on mylot it has become one of my daily things to do. i love it. can't read but one book at the time w/my peabrain, lol. i love to read tho.
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• Philippines
1 May 09
My, my, my! So there's another thing we have in common! Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys sparked my interest in mystery books a long time ago and if you think i have already gotten over them then you're wrong! Would you believe that even at 46 i still go to those secondhand bookstores to look for ND books? I even borrowed one from my husband's young niece. Funny, a middle aged one like me borrowing from a child! Just infront of me now is one of the World's Greatest Word Game, Nancy Drew MAD LIBS! LoL! I'm just glad i am not alone! ^_^
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• Philippines
1 May 09
horrorscope?!!! hahaha!!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
5 May 09
come on now. i do believe people's personalities run true to their sign.
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• Philippines
6 May 09
Yeah, ninety nine percent of the personalities said about "our" zodiac sign describes me! That's why i understand you and i have great time joining in your discussions! Lol!
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@eagle_f15 (2051)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 09
Nancy Drew Yellow flashlight edition - Evergreen books. Good clean stories
Hi...it's so good to meet another ND fan here....I love Nancy Drew stories....especially the yellow flashlight edition number 1 - 56. I have most of them but still looking for Mystery of The Fiery Dragon. When I started collecting them I collected the numbers randomly as some numbers were not available and I had to wait for new shipment to arrive at the bookstores. Now I have most of the yellow flashlight edition and I am re reading the series accordingly to the numbers. I just love the stories...it gives you the vintage feel and also the decriptive writign about the house, meal times...it's nice... However, I don't really like the new series...ummm don't know what's it called but it's crazily expensive and so thin compared to the vintage series. I have read the case files as well but not too many numbers. And don't really like them as well. As for Hardy boys, I have never read a single one of them...still prefer Nancy Drew.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Apr 09
i have found me a real nancy drew fan, i'm thrilled. wish i still had my old vintage books but they have been gone a long time. u are lucky to still have yours. i'm not famaliar w.the flashlight edition. it's been a long, long time since i read nancy drew. as for the hardy boys i like them but nothing compared to nancy drew. thanks so much for responding. have a good week.
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@giegrace (214)
• Philippines
16 Nov 09
Hi! I love reading Nancy Drew stories too. I would to own a complet collection when I'll be earning. As you see, I'm currently unemployed but I do dream of having my own Nancy Drew collection. I just can't get enough! May I ask what is the yellow flashlight edition? how much does each one cost? Are they still available for sale?
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I hope u get the whole set one of these days. I don't lnow anything about the flashlight thing, sorry.
@Ritchelle (3795)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
nancy drew hardbound - shows the original (first) nancy drew books that i grew to love than the newer released (paperback) series.
she was my first heroine. however, the new series that mostly are distributed in paperback, are not as appealing anymore. i've moved on to robert ludlum books.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
29 Apr 09
she was my first herorine to. i haven't read any of the series but know they wouldn't have the same affect on me now that they did when i was young. thanks for your response. have a happy day.
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@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
my parents bought a whole box of books, including nancy drew and hardy boys, from a friend of who held a garage sale. I loved those books and I read every one of them. I think its good how the book allows the mind to be analytical as we try to figure out the mystery ourselves as we read thru the book. I would like my boys to be interested in reading and in mystery books too. Maybe someday I will start my own collection of mystery books for them to read.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
29 Apr 09
you have a good start with the books ur parents bought. the hardy boys would be great for your boys. i read all them to. don't know if boys would want to read nancy drew or not. i read to my boys every night. how old are yours? if they are old enough u could start a hardy boys now & read a little every night. that should give them something to look forward to at bedtime if they are old enough. happy reading & thanks for your response.
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@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
28 Apr 09
As a child, I read constantly. I read every book in the school library (all five shelves). Then, I started on the public library, but we moved before I could make much headway there. Somewhere in between all the other books, I read 3 series of books: 1st was The Bobsey Twins, 3rd and 4th because I believe that I read them at the same time, came Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Of course, my favorite was Nancy Drew because she could actually did exciting things. At that time, 60+ years ago, girls were taught to be quiet, demure, and respectful to everyone, especially the male of the species. If we rode in a car, a male always did the driving. We could work in the field, but they didn't do "woman's work". A woman fly a plane - ridiculous. We could be nurses but not doctors, teachers but not the superintendent, phone operators but not a lineman or the CEO. You get the picture. Nancy Drew was what the girls of my dreamed of being.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
28 Apr 09
thanks for responding. i enjoyed your response. things have really changed since we read nancy drew for sure. she was our herorine for sure. have a good week.
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@makingpots (11916)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Loved Nancy Drew mysteries. Loved them!! I had a thing about wanting to read everyone of them and I didn't want to put them down once I started. It did not make me into a huge mystery lover as it did you, but I do like a good mystery now and then. I saw a little girl at a park recently, curled up with a Nancy Drew mystery and it really brought back my childhood memories.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
28 Apr 09
i loved them to. i would be right in the middle of something good when mother called us to eat. i would carry my book to the table but didn't get by w/that. i never did want to lay them down once i started one. thanks for your response.
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
27 Apr 09
Hello ANTIQUELADY! When I was still in highschool, I really want to read some nancy drew books. I am sad to say that there's no enough series in the library. I only read two or three of them. I couldn't afford to buy one that time and besides, there aren't no bookstore in our hometown. Now, that I'm in the city and there are some nancy drew series there, it's not my priority already..hehehe..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
28 Apr 09
hi there. sorry u didn't get a chance to read them all when u were younger. they were all great books, i thought. i don't ever remember reading one i didn't like. thanks for your response. have a happy week.
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@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
When I was younger I read Nancy Drew mystery books, and I borrow them from my sister coz she really reads a lot. Now, my daughter is fond of reading books, I guess I would buy Nancy Drew books for her.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
27 Apr 09
hi nhey, i think that would be a great idea. i think they are great books for girls. have a good one.
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• Philippines
26 Apr 09
Oooh!!! Nancy Drew! I miss reading Nancy Drew mysteries. I was just thinking about it last week. And I probably would buy more of her books when I get the chance. I just love reading them. Speaking of mysteries, I'm also going to start searching for Agatha Christie's mystery novels. Probably buy an e-book or something.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Apr 09
thanks for responding. i really loved her books. hope u find a bunch of them. i like christie o.k. but have other faves i like better. have a good week.
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@Soteira (75)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I was a huge a Nancy Drew fan as well. I still have most of my books too! I am still a fan of mystery novels and even pick up an old Nancy Drew book to read every now and then.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Apr 09
good for you, i loved the books. haven't read one in years. can't read much of anything for mylotting, lol. i always have a book started. i love mystery in books & tv shows. have a good one.
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@scheng1 (24688)
• Singapore
26 Apr 09
I love to read Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, but I do not have the courage to borrow the books from the library now. And I do not want to spend money buying the books to read. If given a chance, I would like to catch up on the reading of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys. I still love to read mysteries, but those are classified under adult fictions, not books for teens.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Apr 09
i had quite a collection of them plus i got them from the library to. it was a happy time when i had a nancy drew to read. i could block out everything when i had a good book to read. thanks for your response have a happy sun.
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@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 09
You should talk to my woman - she LOVES Nancy Drew books. She has a collection of them & she sells them online as well, haha!~As for me, I was never a Nancy Drew fan. I was more into some other genre back then
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Apr 09
i would like that. i had a big collection of them & my mother gave them to her niece. i was never happy about her doing that. i bet you might have liked the hardy boy mysteries. i liked them to. thanks for your response. hope your lady does well w/her sales.
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@zweeb82 (5711)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 09
Check out response No.5. So my wife has started her engines on this topic, haha!~Gave it away?! AwNah, not really Hardy Boys fan though I did read a few & also Alferd Hitchcock, Secret Seven but I was more into myth
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Apr 09
i hope ur wife does well.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
11 May 09
I do! I do! I've been collecting the original hardcover ones for years. I must have over a hundred by now, lol. I love them. When I can't sleep at night, I pick up one I haven't read in awhile and I can finish it within about an hour, which is just enough to send me off to la la land. I learned to read by the time I was a little more than three, and by grade one was reading Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Bobbsey Twins (spelling?). My twin brother was dyslexic and didn't learn to read properly for a long long time, so I'd read Nancy Drew and Tom Swift out loud to him. Wowza what memories you've brought back Lady. Thanks!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 May 09
This is so weird. I've copied your response to my comment that came into my inbox, but seems to be missing from the thread here: Hello sparkofinsanity. Good news, your response has been commented on by one of our members. who read nancy drew mysteries?? you posted a response to this discussion that started at 7:55 AM (CST) on 4/26/2009. Who commented on your response? ANTIQUELADY (8412) posted this comment at 5:05 AM (CST) on 5/11/2009. Comment: I KNEW YOU WERE GOOD FOLKS& THAT JUST PROVES IT. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU HAVE THEM ALL. YOU KNOW THEY ARE QUITE COLLECTIBLE, I'M SURE NOT THAT U WANT TO GET RID OF THEM. MY MOTHER GAVE ALL MINE TO HER NIECE WHICH REALLY TICKED ME OFF. I KNEW I'D NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN & I WAS RIGHT. DID U EVER READ TRIXIE BELDEN? I LIKED HER TO BUT THERE WAS MANY OF HER BOOKS.I READ THE HARDY BOYS TO. I STILL LIKE MYSTERIES. I LOVED YOUR STORY ABOUT THE FLY. THAT WAS SWEET OF YOU TO READ TO YOUR TWIN. I BET HE HASN'T FORGOTTEN YOUR KINDNESS, GLAD I BROUGHT BACK SOME GOOD MEMORIES. JO Now here's my answer: LOL, of course I'm good people. I AM CANADIAN! And yeah, lots of good memories Jo. Thanks again. Higgles sweets, now I'm off to read a Hardy Boy book and relax. Was never really a Trixie Belden fan........will have to see if I can track some of her books down and give them another go.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
13 May 09
inever read too many belden's. never did see many. u behave yourself if possible.. know it will ne hard on you.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
14 May 09
OK, I've been behaving for a couple of days now. Can I PLEASE go back to being bad? I'm bored!!!! LOL
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@giegrace (214)
• Philippines
16 Nov 09
I love reading mystery stories. My favorite of them all is Nancy Drew. I love reading the details of her sleuthing. My heart race as I turn from page to page. I never put a book down witout finishing it and I usually finish reading in less than a couple of hours. Do you collect Nancy Drew mysteries?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Thanks for your response. Nancy drew was myfirst love into reading.I had a bunch of her books & my mother gave them to her niece when we were young & i was very upset she gave my books away & of course i never got them back.
@giegrace (214)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
Oh, that's sad to hear. I'd love to get my hands on Nancy Drew books, especially the old ones. Do you still have a Namcy Drew book now?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
17 Nov 09
i DON'T HAVE A ONE. i BET U COULD FIND THEM ON EBAY, MAYBE OLD BOOK STORES BUT THERE IS NONE OF THEM AROUND ME.
@bunnybon7 (46753)
• Holiday, Florida
25 May 09
yes i still love mysteries and i have some older nancy drew that i need to figure what to do with. i also love stephen king and dean koontz and many more.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 May 09
the nancy drew books are quite collectible. if u are wannting to get rid of them u might check around & see what they are worth. i love mysteries to. do u like james patterson? i do. i really have never liked king or koontz books for some reason. different strokes for different folks.
@bunnybon7 (46753)
• Holiday, Florida
26 May 09
yes i love him to. i know they are probably worth something but have no way to find out where to get something for them. ebay and places like that just charge you and if you dont sell your still out a few bucks and if you do sell them you dont make but about 2 or 3 bucks for all your trouble these days. it used to be better like everything else.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
16 Nov 09
GOOD MORNING bON, i USE TO SELL ON EBAY BUT HAVEN'T IN YEARS. I understand it's changed quite abit. Hope u have a great day.
@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
10 May 09
I read Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, but once I discovered science fiction, well, I really never could get into them again. I still read some mysteries, but the SF is really my thing.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 May 09
she was my herorine when i was growing up. i still like mysteries. i never could get onto sf. different strokes for diifferent folks as the old saying goes. thanks for your response. have a happy week.
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@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
11 May 09
I liked the Hardy Boys better, I guess its because I really didn't like Bess, felt she was just too wimpy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
13 May 09
wimpy, huh?
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
8 May 09
I too read the Nancy Drew Books. I love the mystery. I felt sad when in the case files there came a time when Ned and Nancy have a break up. But somehow the stories were really kewl.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
8 May 09
thanks for your response. she was my herorine. if i got a new nancy drew i was thrilled. have a happy weekend.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
9 May 09
A happy weekend to you too.
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