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Title: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: Hardy on May 22, 2015, 04:46:52 PM
There are cool HB facts and a fun poll at the Hardy and Drew Mysteries blog (https://hardyanddrewmysteries.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/the-hardy-boys-battling-injustice-and-helping-people-since-1927/) that I think everyone here should really like and appreciate. :) 8) Frank and Joe are so cool and many appreciate that. 8) The blog post and comments below it are all enthusiastic for the Hardys and for Nancy. :) I like reading stuff like that. :) Neat poll, too.
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: MacGyver on May 24, 2015, 08:27:32 PM
Thanks for the link, Hardy Sleuth. I'll take a look. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: Hardy on May 26, 2015, 10:26:17 PM
Thanks for the link, Hardy Sleuth. I'll take a look. :) 8)

No problem, MacGyver! :) 8) Awesome! :)
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: Hardy on May 26, 2015, 10:32:36 PM
What you wrote on the blog about the Hardys is great, MacGyver. 8) And I also feel like I'm right there with the Hardys. Cool. 8)
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: MacGyver on May 29, 2015, 02:42:40 PM
Thanks, Hardy Sleuth. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: Hardy on May 31, 2015, 11:42:57 PM
Thanks, Hardy Sleuth. :) 8)

You're welcome, MacGyver. :) I like reading good stuff about the Hardy Boys. 8)
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: Eddy Donald on October 04, 2016, 04:21:55 AM
There are cool HB facts and a fun poll at the Hardy and Drew Mysteries blog (https://hardyanddrewmysteries.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/the-hardy-boys-battling-injustice-and-helping-people-since-1927/) that I think everyone here should really like and appreciate. :) 8) Frank and Joe are so cool and many appreciate that. 8) The blog post and comments below it are all enthusiastic for the Hardys and for Nancy. :) I like reading stuff like that. :) Neat poll, too.
Though the stuff is old,Cool stuff in the blog
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: Hardy on October 05, 2016, 05:18:25 PM
Though the stuff is old,Cool stuff in the blog

Hi Eddy, welcome to Mr. Pizza! I agree that there's a lot of cool stuff on the Hardy and Drew Mysteries blog, I like going there! 8) Do you mean because the date of this thread and the blog post is from last year makes it old? The blog has very new, up-to-date stuff on it, including pre-publication book info, can't get more new than that. ;) The nice girl who writes the blog posts makes sure things are up-to-date, accurate, and relevant. :)
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: MacGyver on October 05, 2016, 06:01:56 PM
I will agree that that blog is one of the best I've seen for The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew- up-to-date information and some really cool interviews. (like the one with Stan Goldberg- as a longtime Archie Comics fan, I particularly enjoyed that- even though that was a while back.) :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: tomswift2002 on October 05, 2016, 09:41:52 PM
I was just reading her op-ed on the "main series" vs. "Digest", and I would agree that "Digest" is not the best description for the series, however, since the 1990's, people were calling the paperbacks "Digest" because the books were designed to be shown on supermarket shelves alongside Reader's Digest. 

But if you look in the books, you'll find that inside the hardcovers, Grosset & Dunlap did, in the flashlight editions, call the series "The Original Hardy Boys Mystery Stories", while Simon & Schuster called the paperbacks "The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories".  And technically the series name is "The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories" for all books from #1 to #190.  It's just like the official name of the Tom Swift Sr. series in "The Tom Swift Adventures", and the Tom Swift Jr. series from the 50's in "The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures".
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: MacGyver on October 06, 2016, 11:26:33 AM
Yeah, I found that to be an interesting discussion too. As you said, #1-#190 is The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories. But I can understand the reason for using Digests for #59-190.
Title: Re: Cool HB Info and Poll
Post by: Hardy on October 10, 2016, 04:14:17 PM
Oh, yes, that's soooooooooooooo cool, the Stan Goldberg interview!!!!!!!!!!!! :D 8) The blog started in 2013. 8)

Yep, it's noted in the HB/ND blog article that 1-190 for the HB is all one series and that the books aren't called Digests in the actual books. Another friend of mine was saying when we were talking about it, the word, "digest", as a noun, is a collection of short stories. Oxford Dictionary definition: "A periodical consisting of condensed versions of pieces of writing or news published elsewhere." Except for a few books specifically like the Hardy Boys Handbook, Seven Stories of Survival, etc., the Hardy Boys books are complete stories. So Digest doesn't fit. I think the main point of the blog article is that they're not separate series. 8)