Category: Thumbing Through Throwbacks

Adventures in Odyssey- Thumb..

Adventures in Odyssey- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  When I was a kid I spent a lot of time reading and listening to audiobooks. I also spent a lot of the time in the car, traveling back and forth between my divorced parents’ separate homes. By this point my dad had made the switch from hobo hippie to born again bible belter […]

September 3, 2019

Secrets of Droon- Thumbing T..

Secrets of Droon- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  By the late 90’s I was quickly running out of early reader chapter books and was reading far above my level. Harry Potter had just come out and I was getting into fantasy and magic books of all sorts. Then Scholastic released Secrets of Droon, a 44 book series that ran for about 12 […]

February 1, 2018

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The Wayside School books by Louis Sachar – Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  Louis Sachar was The Man when I was a kid. While HOLES is one of his most popular books and spawned its own movie, I knew him first from The Wayside School trilogy. I have a vivid memory from the third grade, sitting in the unairconditioned third floor room of my ancient elementary school […]

January 31, 2018

The Magic Treehouse- Thumbin..

The Magic Treehouse- Thumbing Through Throwbacks

  What was it with me and book series that turned into monsters after I stopped reading? The Magic Treehouse was a series I read when I was fairly young for early chapter book readers. I probably read the first 10-15 books in the set. Little did I know that there would be 56 books […]

January 30, 2018

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Thumbing Through Throwbacks: Boxcar Children

  From a young age I was a big fan of mystery novels and TV shows. Maybe it was watching Murder She Wrote and CSI with my grandma or maybe it was because of a popular children’s series known as The Boxcar Children. Raise your hand if you’re old enough to remember these books. I […]

January 28, 2018
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YA Review: Eragon by Christo..

YA Review: Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Because Eragon came out in 2003 when I was still pretty young, this book still falls into the “throwbacks” category. However, since the last book in the series came out in 2011 I can’t put the entire series into a Thumbing Through Throwbacks post. Because of that, and since I just did a complete series […]

January 1, 2016

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Thumbing Through Throwbacks: Holes by Louis Sachar

Louis Sachar’s books were a huge part of my childhood, and I don’t think I’m the only one. As a second and third grader I adored the 3 Wayside School books: Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, and Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger. Then I discovered Holes and its companions. […]

July 23, 2015

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OAAA Thumbing Through Throwbacks: Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

If you were a 90’s kid you probably remember Goosebumps. You had the books, you watched the TV show, maybe you even had the video tapes. I remember being on the waiting list for every new book that would come out. My own collection spanned two whole shelves before I started to give them up. […]

April 23, 2015

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OAAA Thumbing Through Throwbacks: Running Out of Time

I had a hard time picking which MPH book I was going to cover today. There were so many books I could pick that played a big part of my childhood. When we didn’t have a lot of money I would reread the same books over and over and the one I picked most often […]

April 16, 2015

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Thumbing Through Throwbacks: Fear Street by RL Stine (An OAAA Throwback)

If you were a kid in the 90’s you knew RL Stine. What you may not have known is that he was born in Ohio. So for Ohio Author Appreciation in April who is more perfect to talk about on a Thumbing Through Throwbacks than Ohio’s king of creepy? Stine is known for more than […]

April 2, 2015
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