Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast

Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a review and summary, so you don't have to read them yourself. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast. Join me as I read about surprisingly organized middle school clubs, pranks that end in murder, and goo. Lots and lots of goo.

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April 8, 2024 10 mins

This week’s book summary and review features Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club #29: Mallory and the Mystery Diary , in which  I finally upload an episode, Mallory cures a child's reading disability, and Dawn, Kristy, and Mallory make questionable clothing choices. 

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In which felonies aren't punished, babies take public transportation with no trouble, and existential dread pervades a book for children.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast.

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In which the once-derided television has some actionable ideas, Stoneybrook proves it's a fantasy world with an abundance of reasonably-priced homes, and Stacey takes orders from an inanimate object.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast.

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In which Logan's existence continues to baffle me, kitty theft is a serious crime, and the NPC children of Stoneybrook are blackmail-committing zoologists.

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I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Ch...

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In which a great classic is revisited, old women send old teenagers into old panic, and creepy children gonna creep.

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I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Reread...

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This week’s book summary and review features Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club #22: Jessi Ramsey, Pet-Sitter, in which Jessi continues to excel in everything she does, the club is fighting again, and Stoneybrook has a new, cheap zoo for baby sitters to visit with their charges.

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In which petty theft is rewarded, a father travels through the fourth dimension, and a boy thinks really hard. Like so hard. So hard.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast.

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In which Mallory wants pierced ears, identical twins wreak havoc on an unsuspecting music teacher, and richies go to an island where man is hunted for sport! Or an estate sale, I forget which.

The clip is from Season 10, Episode 13 of The Simpsons, entitled "Homer to the Max."

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writ...

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In which the protagonist is the most interesting Stine character, Santa is arrested, and retail is the real villain.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast.

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In which Kristy kritiques the performance of a four-year-old, I gloss over long passages about sports, and mediocre boys continue to disappoint.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast.

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In which a young boy should get a new hobby, his best-friend has a future as an accomplice, and we discover why Pluto isn't a planet anymore.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcast.

Rereading My Childhood is written by me, Amy A. Cowan. Fo...

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This week's book summary and review features Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club #19: Claudia and the Bad Joke, in which a parent has the audacity of a mediocre white man, Kristy has a strange dream, and Claudia's hospital mate is two toddlers in a trenchcoat.

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February 16, 2023 15 mins

This week's book summary and review features R. L. Stine's Fear Street: The Bad Girl, in which frogs explode on contact, shrub-born boyfriends gesticulate wildly, and I count instances of the worst product placement.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Ch...

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The week's book review and summary features Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club #18: Stacey's Mistake, in which Kristy is hilarious, Mary Anne returns from a ho-down, and I write a sitcom episode.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The...

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This week's book review/summary features R. L. Stine's Goosebumps: The Headless Ghost, in which a pair of best friends wander away from the group, a couple finds their place in the universe, and I make up the adjective "headfull."

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and...

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This week's review/summary features Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club #17: Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery, in which mild inconveniences indicate curses, the BSC goes spelunking in the creepy section of the library, and Mary Anne displays some sociopathic tendencies.

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December 29, 2022 12 mins

This week’s book summary/review features R. L. Stine's Fear Street Sagas #3: Forbidden Secrets,  in which a pair of young women kiss chicken feet but refuse to pick up a hammer, history is rewritten to be more palatable for a certain group of people, and I do a bad accent.

The sound clip is from Bob's Burgers, Season 1, Episode 10, "Burger Wars."

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Edit 2022/12/24 - Amy here! I wanted to provide some additional information from some more knowledgeable listeners. First of all, “Ameslan” is definitely not used. It is ASL or American Sign Language. Secondly, making up your own signing for your name is a big no-no. And lastly, yes, an eleven-year-old probably shouldn’t be looking after a special needs child. This is more evidence that Stoneybrook is not the middle-class paradise ...

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December 15, 2022 12 mins

This week's book review/summary features R. L. Stine's Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask, in which I lament the death of Trick-or-Treating, friends are non-friends, and there is running - just running.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Childhood - The Podcas...

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This week’s book summary/review features Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club #3: Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation, in which colors are arbitrarily assigned, plot points are repeated, and repressed memories resurface.

I’m a bookish nerd on a mission. I’m rereading the books of my ‘90s childhood: The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, and Fear Street, and writing a summary and review. I’m Amy A. Cowan and this is Rereading My Chi...

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