Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Funday

    After my parents recently cleaned out their garage, they dumped off a giant, heavy cardboard box inside my house. After figuring it was all my old junk from my high school days, I ignored it for several days. Then one day when I was bored enough, a day much like today, I decided to open it up to see what was inside.

    I was right about the high school part, but it was definitively not junk (well, maybe to my parents and a few others, but hopefully not to YA readers). Lo and behold it was my old book collection! (Well, most of it anyway). I was so excited to see it, I promptly sat on the floor for the next few hours rifling through random pages of every book. 

Here is a picture of my favorite books series I started reading when I was thirteen and continued reading throughout high school. 

The first few books are.. erm, very well loved (the white covers didn't help). I loved picking them up and being transported back to the 90's (lots of fun pop-culture references). 

I'm missing a couple in the series so it's not complete :( I'll have to go back in my parent's garage and search for them. Hopefully I'll find the rest. You can also see how the cover art changed throughout the series.. (after book 12, the covers drastically changed)

Fearless has been re-released this year with a totally new look. Check it out: 

Fearless; Sam; Run (The first three books in the series) by Francine Pascal (Jan 31, 2012)

I also found my old Sweep collection. This one was complete and in better condition! 

They also re-released this series and combined the first three titles into one big book. Here's it's newest look:

So I was bored on a Sunday and thought it would be fun to share my old book collections :) Since I was in my office taking pictures, I couldn't resist sharing a few Mochi pics as well. 

Yep, It's a calendar! My boyfriend's mom made me a puppy calendar of Mochi for Christmas. I was in tears when she gave it to me, it was so sweet. 

These are all pics from the first day I took him home. He looks so different now! 

Okay, so now that I showed you all my nerdy possessions (i.e. old high school book collections, calendar of my dog), do you have any old books that you kept with you throughout the years? I would love to hear what you've read in the past... Maybe we have some in common. As you can see, my YA addiction started early so I wouldn't be surprised. If you have pics of your old books, I would LOVE to see them, feel free to post them here. 

Happy Reading! 


  1. Those all look so awesome, I haven't read either series... but they look very interesting! It's cool to see how the covers have changed. I bet you were super happy when you went through these boxes!

    1. yes, you have no idea! I'm waiting for my next package to mysteriously appear again.. lol I know I had over 100 goosebumps books so I'm ready haha

  2. 1st of all, Yay, another California blogger!! Are you northern or southern CA?

    That is so great that you still have those books. I wish I still had all of my Saddle Club and Fear Street books.

    Omg, your dog is beyond cute!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Suzanne - I'm following you now too :)

    1. Nor Cal! :D ooo I remember Fear street. RL Stine right? I had those books too. And Mochi says thank you <3

  3. Cool, I'm right smack in the middle.

    Haha - yup, RL Stine! :)