Did You Read Nancy Drew? and Thank You

Look at this pile of books. Let me tell you it pays to stop at a garage sale even when not planning on it.  I was doing errands when I saw a garage sale sign, so I swung in.  There in the back corner was a large box stating $10 for Nancy Drew books, Incomplete Set.  I took a closer look and saw the old books.  Oh how I loved reading Nancy Drew when I was young.  They immediately brought back memories me reading on the couch on a Saturday afternoon.  I loved the mystery and I loved that she was a girl and could solve mysteries just like the Hardy Boys did.  I looked at a couple of the books, and I thought several may be first editions.  Woo-hoo.  49 books for $10, what a deal.

Oh how I love “The Secret of the Old Clock” the first book.  However I only read the revised version.  I can’t wait to re-read this book with the additional 5 chapters.  This book might be a first edition.  If so, it might be worth a couple of bucks.  Definitely a great score.

On another note, I just realized I passed 100 posts to this little old blog this week.  I started this blog in June of this year, so I am averaging about 20-25 posts a month.  I wasn’t sure how it would go, but I really am having a blast with my blog.  I hope you are enjoying following my thrifting, junking, picking, photographing, and decorating, ramblings. I also had my 20th sale on Etsy this week.  So Friday night I celebrated by doing a little happy dance.

Thanks so much for reading my blog. On Friday I had over 250 people read my blog.  Wow, humbling.  To those of you who leave comments, I want to send a huge thank you.  Your comments really make my day.  Have a fantastic weekend.

11 thoughts on “Did You Read Nancy Drew? and Thank You

  1. Karen, I was definitely a ‘Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew’ – with even a little Alfred Hitchcock in there a bit – mystery-loving young teen as well – enjoy the many stories of your new find – how fun! :o) And I am definitely a loyal & faithful reader of your blog, catching myself up on the previous few months I’d miss @ the beginning, so thank you for the continued updates & interesting information!

    • Hi Dawn,

      I knew you would be a Nancy Drew fan. I never did read Alfred Hitchcock though. Thanks for following my blog. When are you going to start one?


  2. I loved Nancy Drew too – I remember saving up my money and sending to the Sears catalogue for a set of the first three books – they were my very favorite. I saved them all and my daughter enjoyed them just as much as I did – we still have them – saving for another generation, I guess!!! Enclosing a link to my blog – take a look at my Nancy Drew item http://jillslittlebit.blogspot.com/2011_07_01_archive.html- we still drag this old game out from time to time and have a round!! I’ve never seen one like it!! Nice blog – I just started one in the spring – I’m going to become a follower right now!

    • Jill, Glad to know there are others that enjoyed Nancy Drew. I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and truly enjoy it. Thanks for following mine.


  3. I would have done a squeal of joy if I’d come across that sale. I love Nancy Drew and I say that in the present tense. She has been one of my favorites since childhood. I actually reread some of my books every once in a while. It’s nice to read a book with a little mystery where the characters have fine moral standards and life is pretty simple. You got quite the score with that purchase. Nice job!

    • Thanks for commenting . It really is fun to see there are others who loved and still love Nancy Drew. Can’t wait to finish my current book so I can read one of these again.


  4. I love Nancy Drew too – such a great find! It’s funny, I didn’t want to stop at a yard sale once, but dragged myself to do it, and I was able to get about 17 new Hardy Boy books for less than $3! Seriously, how can people not be addicted to thrifting, haha.

    Have a great weekend! Your comment made my day 🙂

    • That sounds like a wonderful score. I assume you mean new books of the old versions. I have read only one of the “new versions” or “modern versions” of the Hardy Boys. They aren’t the same as the old ones, are they?

  5. Hi You are bringing back such nice memories. Nancy Drew and her coupe. I remember the Old Clock so well and others. I am new visiting here and do have a blog. I would like something more like this, but how do you navigate to see other one’s. I really enjoyed yours without all the ad’s, etc. Blogs are work !

    • So glad it brought back some great memories for you. I am not sure what you mean by “how do you navigate to see other one’s”. Do you mean other posts or other people’s blogs? I am having fun doing this for me. Yes, it has been a lot of work, but it is fun and I will do it until it is no longer fun. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Great find – I absolutely love old books. I recently read a magazine article about old Nancy Drew books and their value. It was either in Flea Market Style or Country Living – I’m not sure which. But you might want to check it out. (The gist was old ones are worth a lot so great find!)

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