Category Archives: Skrenda

Midsummer Madness

Midsummer Madness may be listed in the line up of Grosset and Dunlap’s “Thrilling Stories of the Modern Girl,” but this novel’s writer sets it apart.  Unless I’ve missed something, this is the first time I’m reviewing a romance novel written by … Continue reading

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Blond Trouble

One of my favorite books in my collection is Blond Trouble.  I often cite it as a collection gem, as it epitomizes what I search for in a 1930s romance: a wonderful (Skrenda!) dust jacket, in great condition, and with … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s, Grosset and Dunlap, Rob Eden, Skrenda | 4 Comments

Men Forget

This past fall, I had a minor dilemma.  I had just placed an order with Babylon Revisited Rare Books when maybe about a day or two later, a new catalog was released.  My “problem” was that a really cool book … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s, Grosset and Dunlap, Helen St. Bernard, Skrenda | 3 Comments

Recycled Cover Art, Round Three!

One of the things I search for in potential books to add to my collection is an unusual title.  Some titles turn into terrible puns such as “I was sniped and lost The Husband Campaign on ebay” or “Good Times … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s, Grosset and Dunlap, Kaye Holden, Rob Eden, Skrenda | 3 Comments

Recycled Cover Art, Round Two!

Why design new cover art during a Great Depression when one can simply recycle?  My favorite middlebrow mid-century publisher seems to have used this technique often.  I will now emulate this virtuous notion of hasty production by writing a blog … Continue reading

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Leap Year Bride

Happy Leap Day, everyone!  Since I feel a book about a leap year should be read on a leap year, I could either have read Leap Year Bride now or not have had another chance until 2016.  Published in 1932, … Continue reading

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Recycled Cover Art!

I’m seeing double!  One of the cool oddities of the book world is reusable cover art.  I always imagine a group of guys at a publishing house sitting around a large meeting table saying, “Well, we could spend money to commission an artist to … Continue reading

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