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The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew 1)

Nancy Drew Mystery Stories by Carolyn Keene was one of my favorite book series when I was growing up. It was the first mystery series I ever read. I decided to revisit my childhood by rereading this series, starting with, The Secret of the Old Clock.


Now, unfortunately, I decided to reread these books in the Kindle ebook format. While ebooks are my favorite, this book did not transfer over well. There were a few pages that were missing and a couple were cut off on the sides. However, I was still able to understand and follow the story line which is what mattered. And, as I was reading, I remembered the plot from when I read it originally.

Nancy Drew was a wonderful heroine for her time. The Secret of the Old Clock is not as engaging as other mystery books nowadays, but it is still an awesome way to start out the mystery genre.


In this book, Nancy is on the hunt for a missing will. Through twists and turns, Nancy makes new friends, discovers the true will, and does so without losing her dignity or her poise. Even when she is locked up by the bad guys, she remains cool and collected.

This series was better when I was a child but I still love it now.

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Byzantine Necklace

Made out of 1/8″ 20g bright aluminum rings, this necklace is my favorite that I have made.


The byzantine pattern is one of my favorites to make with chainmaille. I originally made it as a bracelet but I loved it so much that I made it into a necklace. It is a relaxing pattern to make. Due to the small size of these rings, this necklace took me approximately 8 hours to make. Granted, I did this while watching TV/Movies as well.

This necklace turned out better than I had hoped for and I am very happy with it. I love making chainmaille jewelry and I am excited to try new patterns

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.


When I first received this ebook, I had no idea what to expect. I have never really thought much about the legend of Bigfoot/Sasquatch. I really have no prior opinions as to whether or not it exists/is a hoax/is real, etc. I went into this book with no prior beliefs or biases.

This book was very short and to the point. It gave examples of some sightings of this mysterious creature as well as a little bit of background. According to my kindle app, it was 41 pages long but I felt that it was shorter than that.

It felt like more of a preview than a full book. I would have loved to read more about the legend, heard more stories, and learned more about the history of this mythological creature. This book was a teaser into the legend and I will admit that it did make me more curious.

A well-written book but I would have loved for it to be longer and been more in depth.

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