We are taking a quick break from our usual recapping schedule. Life got hectic for all of us, but if you want to blame someone, blame Raven, who got rather ill! (In all seriousness, when I suggested we take a break, the response all round was both quick and grateful.)
We are taking a further month off, because we all innocently assumed that our first month off would go: 1 week of Raven’s illness, 3 weeks of getting caught up on everything. It actually went 4 weeks of Raven’s illness, and zero catching up was done.
We will be back on 6 May3 June with Raven’s recap. Our usual pattern is: Wing, Dove, Raven, week off.
If you want to know when a certain book will go up, check this page out. I keep it as up to date as possible.
In January 2018, Devil’s Elbow celebrates its 5th anniversary and Sweet Valley Online its 1st. We’ve had a blast recapping, podcasting, and connecting with all of you over the years. We’ve had readers tell us it’s like one big, opinionated book club, and that’s part of the joy for us too.
Devil’s Elbow and Sweet Valley Online will be holding their own celebrations in January, but we want to announce our next big venture: Nostalgic Bookshelf (www.nostalgicbookshelf.com). We’re expanding the recap empire, and boy do we have some fun things in store for you.
Both Devil’s Elbow and Sweet Valley Online will continue with their current schedules, but we’re adding additional content and new recappers. In January 2018, Nostalgic Bookshelf will launch. In addition to the ongoing content at Devil’s Elbow and Sweet Valley Online, we will be recapping and discussing the Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin, the Making Out series by Katherine Applegate, the world of Enid Blyton, and the Game Box, which will include Choose Your Own Adventure books and games, tabletop games, and classic console and computer games.
There will be many more surprises to come, and more information as we get closer to our January launch.
We’ll introduce the new recappers with their first recaps, and we know you’re going to love them.
(If you have ever wanted to be a part of this nostalgic recapping, podcasting, and discussions, or if you have any comments or questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re open to nostalgic media from at least 10 years ago or earlier.)
We’ve had a great time building this community with you, and we hope you’ll enjoy the additional content and new areas of nostalgia. Be sure to tell your friends!
Sorry all! After Dove and I switched books, I completely messed up which weekend was my weekend to recap. It will go up once Dove and Raven have a chance to comment, probably later this week. I apologize for the delay. At least you have some great Hunger Games to distract you, right?
I got the go-ahead from Wing that she would be up for recapping Sweet Valley Twins. Then I was overcome with pre-project excitement, so I ran off and bought a domain name. It’s all Wing’s fault, she wasn’t there to stop me.
However, Wing never said when she’d be up for recapping, so the domain is bought, the wordpress is installed, and now we’re nice and ready, whenever ever Wing gets a spare few minutes to throw in this direction.
That’s a joke. Wing’s very busy.
Edit: Got the word from Wing. And I quote “this fiasco” will be kicking off on 2 January 2017. And added bonus, we have a secret triplet, Raven, joining us in recapping.