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Set sail with Vikings in the Imagination Station books, plus hear a preview of “Stage Fright”

October 20th, 2010

Marianne Hering

Marianne Hering

Author Marianne Hering talks about the Imagination Station books and shares stories from editing the Official Guide. Hear Bob and Jesse share previews of this weekend’s show “Stage Fright” and a special online feature called a Clickbook.

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238 Comments on “Set sail with Vikings in the Imagination Station books, plus hear a preview of “Stage Fright””

  • JAred on October 20th, 2010 - 11:57am


    It definatly wasn’t as exciting as some other podcasts. Especially since I have album 52 and the imagination station books are for smaller kids. But it was still good and I’m interested in seeing what those other books will be about.

  • LAURA on October 20th, 2010 - 12:38pm


    I love the Official Odyssey guide! It has a lot of fun information. It has good stories too :)Thanks Odyssey!!!

  • superman on October 20th, 2010 - 1:13pm


    I love it!!! I can’t wait till these Imadgination Station books get relesed.:) PS- I’m the first coment

  • e.c.l. on October 20th, 2010 - 7:13pm


    this is awsome!

  • odyssey fan on October 20th, 2010 - 7:14pm


    that wasn’t the most exiting podcast but i want to listen to Stage Fright and i do like Emily’s mysteries. thanks guys.:)

  • Lisa on October 20th, 2010 - 11:08pm


    Love it!

  • mb on October 21st, 2010 - 4:59am


    I really need to check the books out! Hey Jesse, I love your cliches!!!

  • josh on October 21st, 2010 - 7:42am


    I love the Official guide, i look throw it alot.
    thanks for helping edit it Marianne Hering!
    (can’t wait to here stage fright, sounds exiting)!

  • Elaine on October 21st, 2010 - 8:18am


    i don’t like the newer odyssey as much as the others.there more for little kids.

  • Allen on October 21st, 2010 - 9:53am


    The Official Guide has a lot of information, although you should include some of the things from the first guide for the next edition.

  • superman on October 21st, 2010 - 12:25pm


    Ok, so maby I’m not the first coment, but can we pretend.

  • superman on October 21st, 2010 - 12:30pm


    Hey Jared, the Imadgination Station books are not for little kids

  • Odysseyfan#1 on October 21st, 2010 - 1:02pm



  • Odysseyfan#1 on October 21st, 2010 - 1:02pm


    I probably won’t get the books… They look kind of boring… but i don’t look books, period. 🙂

  • Elissa on October 21st, 2010 - 1:26pm


    It will not let me listen to Stage Fright.

  • Anonymous on October 21st, 2010 - 3:00pm


    looks interesting.

  • Legofreak52 on October 21st, 2010 - 4:12pm


    We own the Offical Guide and it’s awesome!

  • josh S on October 21st, 2010 - 4:15pm


    how can i download the episodes????

  • Odysseyfan#1 on October 22nd, 2010 - 9:43am


    Oops… I mean in my last post “like books”, not “look books” 🙂

  • Odysseyfan#1 on October 22nd, 2010 - 9:44am


    Don’t worry everyone, Stage fright is much better than game for a mystery!

  • Priscilla on October 22nd, 2010 - 10:35am


    Elaine are you kidding? My sister got creeped out when she listened to the mystery of the clock tower. I think that some of the adventures have gone up for older kids to listen too. I like all of the mysteries.By the way, I don’t know if I will read the books, I agree with Jared, I read teh clickbook in like five minutes, usually I like Odyssey books, but these books seem a little on the little kid side.
    An avid Odyssey fan and a follower of Christ

  • jared on October 22nd, 2010 - 2:39pm


    That’s what I heard superman, but maybe I should listen to it again. But I still think it wasn’t as interesting as most podcasts.

  • NIFANA on October 22nd, 2010 - 2:46pm


    I love Odyssey more than anything in the world! Ever since I finally got internet here in Africa, all I’ve been listening to is Adventures in Odyssey! Thanks odyssey, u rock!!!!

  • jared on October 22nd, 2010 - 5:50pm


    I completely agree that Stage Fright is better than Game for a Mystery. And priscilla, the same thing happened with my little brother! He got completly freaked out.He thought something spooky was going to happen. It is definatly not for just little kids.

  • ??? on October 22nd, 2010 - 7:52pm


    When is the next Q and A, because im really wondering if Benard Or Richard Maxwell will ever come back EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (PLEASE ANSWER) 🙂

  • Enina on October 24th, 2010 - 2:17pm


    i am a stage freak hu-hala ma, i like the episode stage fright. from the hugest, biggest, gigantist, largest Adventures in Odyessey and focus on the family radio theatre, Enina

  • satchfreak on October 29th, 2010 - 4:06pm


    I listened to it, and I didn’t think it was that great, really. JS ROCKS!( Joe Satriani ROCKS!)

  • Kimberly! on October 29th, 2010 - 4:18pm


    oh boy i think i would pass out if i went on stage!yikes!

  • lady eowyn on October 30th, 2010 - 12:57pm


    I’ve heard Stage Fright, and I think it’s pretty good. The newer Odyssey stuff is kind of boring, though, and the click book is so totally for little kids. And the worse thing about the new Odyssey adventures is that the only time God is mentioned is when Chris talks about him at the beginning and end of the adventure. That’s really disturbing to me. What is AIO coming to?

  • hi on October 30th, 2010 - 1:00pm


    What did that episode have to do with Jesus, where was the point to it except to entertain?

  • mimi on October 30th, 2010 - 8:13pm


    hey i luv all of your cds i listen to them almost every night

  • love on October 30th, 2010 - 8:16pm


    I listen to your cds every night i love the one about the AMERCAN FLAG SONG I IS FAVORITE

  • love on October 30th, 2010 - 8:17pm



  • mimi on October 30th, 2010 - 8:23pm


    Me and my friend love THAT’S NOT FAIR

  • mimi on October 30th, 2010 - 8:30pm


    I LOVE Coney, Whit, Mich who is in Budapest Bart,Ugene.

  • mimi on November 1st, 2010 - 7:35pm


    me my grandmal ,
    bri my mom love ya’ll

  • hart on November 1st, 2010 - 7:38pm


    love you <3

  • kat on November 2nd, 2010 - 7:42am


    i don’t like this at all

  • Vict on November 3rd, 2010 - 10:27am


    They should bring back Mitch he was a cool character.

  • Stevie on November 18th, 2010 - 11:10pm


    what does <3 mean?

  • Stevie on November 18th, 2010 - 11:12pm


    I agree with Eowyn! 😀

  • pRISCILLA#2 on December 1st, 2010 - 8:52pm


    To the other Priscilla: my sisters creeped out too they were SOOO excited! And they would think that your post was mine! Another Priscilla! By the way they should certianly bring Mitch back.

  • Stevie on December 8th, 2010 - 4:24pm


    Again what does <3 mean?

  • CAleb on January 18th, 2011 - 2:15pm


    I like the vikings commercial!!!!!! they say, “I am Eric the red” and the kid says, “The VIKINGS” see ya!

  • ISAAC on October 24th, 2012 - 4:09pm


    first commet

  • Rosebud on February 21st, 2013 - 10:41am



    Please tell me something, like posting what you tell me,
    can you tell me that you told everyone there that I said merry christmas when I asked you to? It is ok if you didnt. 🙂

    I hope you can understand what I just wrote. 🙂

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  • sam sparks on November 7th, 2013 - 1:11pm


    Hello again!!!!!!!!

  • love on May 30th, 2014 - 7:02am


    I LOVE thiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GISELA on February 19th, 2016 - 1:24pm



  • violetta on February 23rd, 2016 - 3:42pm


    these books are really cool

  • violetta on February 23rd, 2016 - 3:42pm


    I’ve heard Stage Fright, and I think it’s pretty good. The newer Odyssey stuff is kind of boring, though, and the click book is so totally for little kids. And the worse thing about the new Odyssey adventures is that the only time God is mentioned is when Chris talks about him at the beginning and end of the adventure. That’s really disturbing to me. What is AIO coming to?

  • gisela on March 7th, 2016 - 12:11pm


    Book place 2 is here!

  • Julianna on March 7th, 2016 - 4:48pm


    Jesella, I’m here! I have been reading So Yesterday. It is a mystery book. What have you been reading?

  • 1of7 on March 8th, 2016 - 8:49am


    Hi! I’m here too! Just wondering, what books do you recommend for teenage fiction?

  • Gisela on March 8th, 2016 - 11:55am


    Julianna, well lately, I have been reading Nancy Drew, Melanie Dickerson’s novels (they are audio book too!!) and I will try to get Passages from the library. I might try the audio book Passages. They are from Odyssey.

  • Gisela on March 8th, 2016 - 12:05pm


    1of7: How old are you? I am 12.
    I recommend Melanie Dickerson’s medieval romance novels. They usually have a little mystery, and are based off fairy tales, but are for teens. They aren’t too romance like, and I am addicted to them. I just have to thank my mom for finding them. I am counting down the days until the next one is released in May.
    And, if you don’t want to read them, you can listen to them on audio book!! Every one is on audio book. Check your local library! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • gisela on March 10th, 2016 - 7:45am


    Should we advertise this place?

  • gisela on March 10th, 2016 - 7:46am


    I mean, everyone is still is going to go to the other book place.

  • Julianna on March 10th, 2016 - 2:19pm


    Jesella, Yes. You can say whoever can’t post on a post with more than a thousand comments, or just anyone can join. Does that sound good?

  • gisela on March 11th, 2016 - 7:31am


    Sounds good! I am glad I found a place with less than 100 comments!

  • gisela on March 11th, 2016 - 10:03am


    Julianna: I advertised this place about an hour ago!

  • 1of7 on March 11th, 2016 - 2:53pm


    My parents won’t let me give that kind of info over the internet, but I am a teenager.

  • gisela on March 11th, 2016 - 5:19pm


    1of7: Okay.

  • Gisela on March 14th, 2016 - 11:44am


    1of7: I said okay, but th comment never went thru. As did other comments of mine.

  • GISELA on March 21st, 2016 - 2:17pm


    Wow, we abandoned this place! I will advertise!

  • Julianna on March 21st, 2016 - 3:56pm


    Jesella, I think you meant a place with less than one thousand. Lol. That’s okay. So. Where have you been lately. I thought you were gone because what was it you said. Your grandma thinks that computers will not be good for your brain? Well, my brain is at a loss right now, lol. Sorry. Bad joke.

  • GISELA on March 22nd, 2016 - 11:30am


    Julianna: Oops…

  • GISELA on March 22nd, 2016 - 11:32am


    Julianna: Lol! It was a different Grandmother than the other one that is dying.

  • 1of7 on March 24th, 2016 - 9:21am


    Classics I’ve read:
    Oliver Twist
    A Christmas Carol
    A Little Princess
    Alice in Wonderland
    The Jungle Book
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    Little Women
    and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (highly recommended!)

  • GISELA on March 24th, 2016 - 9:35am


    Okay, you are a year older than me, 1of7.

  • GISELA on March 24th, 2016 - 9:36am


    Oh, I LOOVE Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm!! It’s great!

  • Basic Piper on March 24th, 2016 - 1:04pm


    Oooh bookies!! *inserthappydroolyface*

    I have read so many books it would be very difficult on these poor mods to list them ALL but I’ll recommend a few of my favorites:

    -To Kill a Mockingbird
    (I actually wasn’t expecting to enjoy it,but I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting it was.)
    -These Gentle Wounds
    -The Hunger Games Trilogy
    -Percy Jackson & the Olympians
    -The Heroes of Olympus
    -The Outsiders
    -Swipe(By a Christian author,highly recommend)
    -The Silent Boy

  • Julianna on March 24th, 2016 - 1:44pm


    I am 14. I love reading mysteries and classics, Jesella. I used to have a book club at my school.

  • GISELA on March 25th, 2016 - 10:57am


    Welcome, Basic Piper!

  • GISELA on March 25th, 2016 - 10:59am


    Here are books I like:
    -Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
    -Nancy Drew mysteries
    -Melanie Dickerson’s Christian Novels
    -A few Hardy Boys (I haven’t read that many)

  • 1of7 on March 25th, 2016 - 11:02am


    I know, but I still want to be your friend!

  • GISELA on March 28th, 2016 - 8:55am


    1of7: It is okay you are 13! I have Lizlibrarian and Adventurer as posting friends and they are 15. 🙂

  • Basic Piper on March 28th, 2016 - 11:54am


    Has anyone read any of my books? 🙂

  • Basic Piper on March 28th, 2016 - 4:36pm


    I cannot remember if I posted a reply….I’m weird like that so I’mma gonna restate what I think I may have already said. ^-^

    Has anyone read any of the books I’ve listed? 🙂

  • Gisela on March 29th, 2016 - 8:44am


    Basic Piper,
    Actually, no, I have read a lot, but not those books
    I hope I didn’t make it sound like I didn’t want you as a posting buddy! It’s alright, everyone has their own age. 🙂

  • Basic Piper on March 29th, 2016 - 10:23am


    You should read them! They.Are.So.Good.

    Unbroken is a WWII biography about an Olympic runner who gets stranded in the middle of the ocean on a life raft.

    The Silent Boy is by the same author as The Giver and gives really good insight as to how people with mental disabilities were treated in the early 1900’s

    Swipe is set in the future in the time where everyone has to get a mark when they’re 13, kind of like it says in the Bible. It has underlying christian values and is an interesting book.

  • Gisela on March 29th, 2016 - 12:52pm


    Anyone read Shannon Hale or Melanie Dickerson? 🙂

  • Gisela on March 30th, 2016 - 6:57am


    Here are some books I read:
    Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (I wasn’t expecting to like it!)
    Princess Academy Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale
    Princess Academy The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale
    The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson
    The captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
    Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
    A few Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixson
    Boston Jane Series by Jennifer L. Holm
    And many, many more!!

    @ Basic Piper
    ARE You a girl or a boy?

  • Basic Piper on March 30th, 2016 - 9:12am


    Gisela~ I am of the feminine variety. ^-^ wbu?

  • Gisela on March 30th, 2016 - 9:59am


    Basic Piper:
    Hahaha. That is funny. I of the feminine variety as well. Hahahaha.

  • Gisela on March 30th, 2016 - 11:35am


    Can a mountain girl really become a princess?
    Miri and her family live a simple life until one day when a messenger arrives to their mountain with news from the king. A princess academy had been set up for eligible girls to try to become princess. Miri and her friends, Britta, Esa, Frid, Gerti and her rivals, Katar, Liana, and Bena travel to try to become princesses. What could be more exciting?
    When they arrive, nothing is as they hope. Their teacher is cruel and bandits overtake…

  • Gisela on March 30th, 2016 - 11:37am


    …the academy! What else could go wrong?
    This book is much better than its title!

  • Basic Piper on March 30th, 2016 - 11:44am


    Haha! We’re practically twins! ^-^

  • marie on March 31st, 2016 - 10:06am


    Hi!:) who started this club? Can I join?

  • Gisela on March 31st, 2016 - 3:15pm


    @ Marie,
    Of course you can join! I started it, because my computer can’t take all the comments on the other book talk place. So, yah. What books do you like?

  • 1of7 on April 1st, 2016 - 7:43am


    I recommend the Little House on the Prairie books.

  • Gisela on April 1st, 2016 - 9:17am


    Oh, we have one of those books, 1of7!
    Everyone, what is your favorite series?

  • Basic Piper on April 1st, 2016 - 12:49pm


    My favorite series is definitely the hunger games trilogy, I also like The Heroes of Olympus and The Giver Quartet.

    Has anyone read/heard of/likes Warrior cats?

  • Julianna on April 1st, 2016 - 3:24pm


    Jesella, I love the babysitters club series.

  • marie on April 2nd, 2016 - 8:42am


    100 comment? lol!:)

  • A Niny mouse on April 2nd, 2016 - 12:35pm


    For what age is the Princess Academy?

    p.s. Sorry for the weird way of putting that question, but ever since I heard Eugene say “For what are we waiting?” I do the same thing. So, I feel like I can never have a preposition at the end of a sentence for “Prepositions are nor words that I end sentences with.” LOL (or really) SALTS (Smiled A Little Then Stopped)

  • Gisela on April 4th, 2016 - 6:49am


    Do anyone of you read Adventures in Odyssey books? I only have read the Official AIO Guild. It’s awesome!

  • Gisela on April 4th, 2016 - 10:29am


    Niny Mouse:
    12 +

  • 1of7 on April 4th, 2016 - 12:49pm


    The Children of the Bard, Oracles of Fire, and the Dragons in our Midst series by Bryan Davis. I have to say all three ’cause they are connected:)

  • 1of7 on April 4th, 2016 - 2:19pm


    I’m also reading the ‘Passages’ series by Paul McCusker.

  • Gisela on April 4th, 2016 - 2:36pm


    @ Niny Mouse,
    It seems appropriate for 11 year olds too. On the back of the Princess Academy cover it says 12 + but reviews say 13 +. So yes. 🙂 I don’t know. How old are you?

  • Gisela on April 4th, 2016 - 2:38pm


    I saw Oracles of Fire at the library!! Maybe I can get it if still there. 🙂

  • A Niny mouse on April 4th, 2016 - 3:13pm


    I have read some of the AIO books in the past. I’ve never read the Official Guide, though.
    So, are the Princess Academy books more for tweens?

  • Gisela on April 4th, 2016 - 3:26pm


    How is Passages? I wish I could read them!

  • Marie on April 4th, 2016 - 4:36pm


    1of7, LOVE THOSE BOOKS!! I am also reading the Passeges series too!!

  • Gisela on April 5th, 2016 - 4:38pm


    Niny Mouse,
    I think teens would like them! I love the quarry speech- I recommend it! I like the second the best, though. 🙂 You know who sequels aren’t that great? I actually liked it more!
    For why are you asking? (haha, Eugene talk! Salts!)

  • A Niny mouse on April 7th, 2016 - 6:39pm


    I am asking because I didn’t want to buy something that I wouldn’t enjoy. Most tween books are really simple to me. (except Nancy Drew Mysteries… ND forever!) I usually see right through the plot. (But I also do that with a lot of teen books too)
    About the Eugene speech (or, rather, writing) SFAW (Smiled For A While)

  • Gisela on April 8th, 2016 - 9:39am


    Niny Mouse:
    I love Nancy Drew!!

  • Julianna on April 11th, 2016 - 3:49pm


    Aniny Mouse, I love Nancy Drew. I have read a lot of her books.

  • Gisela on April 12th, 2016 - 9:20am


    Me too! They are very interesting!

  • 1of7 on April 12th, 2016 - 3:37pm


    I totally recommend them! I will try Melanie Dickerson’s books, @Marie said they were fantastic!

  • Gisela on April 12th, 2016 - 4:48pm


    She read THAT fast? Okay, well, enjoy!!

  • marie on April 16th, 2016 - 9:46am


    I’m writing a story about 2 teens that are not normal. The girl Liberty she has super speed and Kai he has super strength.
    I’m still working on it though.

  • 1of7 on April 16th, 2016 - 10:12am


    We read a lot!

  • Gisela on April 18th, 2016 - 9:22am


    I finished one of Melanie Dickerson’s books in two days! (One Saturday and the Sunday after that)!

  • 1of7 on April 21st, 2016 - 8:41am


    That’s really great @Gisela!

  • Gisela on April 21st, 2016 - 1:38pm


    Yah, I read real fast too! 🙂

  • 1of7 on April 25th, 2016 - 12:38pm


    I just finished reading, ‘The Fairest Beauty’. It was good!

  • GISELA on April 26th, 2016 - 9:49am


    I’ll admit, Fairest Beauty wasn’t my favorite, but it was really good! I liked “The Captive Maiden”. (Gisela was the main character.)

  • Rey on May 10th, 2016 - 11:49am


    My favorite books are The Epic Order of the Seven by Jenny L. Cote. Be back later I have to go!

  • Gisela on May 11th, 2016 - 1:12pm


    My friend has told me about those. What are they about?

  • leia on May 11th, 2016 - 2:50pm


    Hi 😉

  • Gisela on May 11th, 2016 - 3:39pm


    Hi, Leia!!

  • Julianna on May 12th, 2016 - 3:54pm


    I’m bored. Lol. Reading Romeo and Juliet in our English class.

  • Gisela on May 13th, 2016 - 10:03am


    Oh! Shakespeare! Edwin Blackgaard would approve!!

  • Julianna on May 21st, 2016 - 12:47pm


    Jesella, I know. Imagine being a part in a play performed by Edwin. I like his character. I like Shakespeare too.

  • Gisela on May 24th, 2016 - 8:33am


    Julianna, he’s so funny! Edwin always makes me laugh. Did you listen to episode where he is competing against Malcomb Mere? (I don’t know how to spell that). Bart Rathbone wants to endorse his shop and Malcomb volenteers to help.

  • Julianna on May 31st, 2016 - 4:08pm


    Jesella, I think I know what episode you are talking about. Lol. I like the one where he was teaching a class in acting.

  • Gisela on June 1st, 2016 - 8:07am


    Yah, okay. I like that one too! It was so funny! Did you listen to the episode when Edwin does a play with Bernard with him in it?
    “I was born, born a pauper to a pawn…” Lol.

  • Julianna on June 1st, 2016 - 1:30pm


    Jesella, Lol. Yeah I know. I also like the one episode where Bart was getting his store back. Edwin owns the electric palace and the theater.

  • Black Widow on June 2nd, 2016 - 10:32am


    Hi, I was searching podcasts and I saw this one…

  • Julianna on June 2nd, 2016 - 1:37pm


    Hey Black Widdow.

  • gisela on June 2nd, 2016 - 3:47pm


    Yes! That’s the one! Hi Black Widow! Let’s pick up the pace here!

  • Julianna on June 4th, 2016 - 11:49am


    Jesella, lol. My favorite album is Clanging Cymbals. What is your favorite album or albums.

  • Gisela on June 6th, 2016 - 8:51am


    Julianna, I don’t know!! Maybe ‘Out of Control’ or ‘Ties That Bind’. Probably those two.

  • Julianna on June 7th, 2016 - 8:44am


    I love the Do Or diet episode and I like Taking the plundge and Head Over Heels. I feel like mr. Whittaker is different. I can’t put my foot on what it is. Maybe just my mind. Good albums. I like the fact that Connie has a half-sister. I never thought she had sibblings. My nickname is Jules, but I don’t care for it. I like Julie or Julia or sometimes little kids call me Ana.

  • gisela on June 7th, 2016 - 10:08am


    Julianna, I love Do it Or Diet! Here’s a few quotes from the episode:
    “Sounds about as appetizing as cardboard.” -Bernard
    “I had a lean cut of turkey, and a small salad with fresh fruit for dessert.” -Whit
    “No cheesecake, Wooton.” -Connie
    “I’m starting to like fresh fruit-without the cheesecake.” -Wooton
    Maybe the reason you feel Whit is different is because the voice changed. Whit has changed himself.
    Yes, I so glad Connie has a half sister!! Did you listen to the Leonard Meltsner episodes

  • Julianna on June 8th, 2016 - 3:29pm


    Jesella, you forgot the best part of the episode. Wooton, Bernard, don’t go in there!
    Bernard, why? Whit asked me to wash his windows today.
    Wooton, Okay wash them at your own risk then.
    Bernard, What are you talking about, Wooton?
    Wooton, Joanne brought in fresh brownies!
    I can act out that whole scene. Yes. I recognize people by their voice or features. Yes, I have heard some of Leonard Meltser. I like the one where Katrina helps him hide away from someone and Eugine was trying to send

  • Julianna on June 8th, 2016 - 3:31pm


    Continued from last post
    Eugine was sending gifts to Africa. I think he should come back in a future album, maybe. My mom is a nutritionist, so I love Do Or Diet.

  • Gisela on June 8th, 2016 - 4:46pm


    Julianna, yes, I agree! I miss Leonard Meltsner. He was nice. Are you glad Eugene has a brother??
    What books have you been reading? I just read “The Hidden Staircase” from Nancy Drew. That one was spooky! And, also, congratulations on getting first comment! LOL I thought it was hilarious when you posted some of the song!
    You typed fiiiiirst!
    You could have chos something more intelligent,
    but that’s the word you chose.
    I’m not sure if that’s the exact wording. That was so funny!! Lol, lol, lol!!

  • Julianna on June 9th, 2016 - 10:59am


    Jesella, Lol. I ran up the stairs to my bedroom and went online the first moment I could. then, I thought it would be hilarious to post part of the song. thanks for saying so. I read Nancy drew mysteries too. I like the Message In hollow Oak and the clue of The Tapping Heels. I like more, but it would take me a long time to write them out. lol. ROTFL. Yes. I like the fact that Eugine has a brother named everett. I had a grandfather with that name. I miss him a lot, but I will just remember him.

  • Gisela on June 9th, 2016 - 3:31pm


    LOL! I never read Message in the Hollow Oak but I love Clue of the Tapping Heels! Did you read The Spider Sapphire Mystery? It was very good!
    Do you have a favorite Adventures in Odyssey episode? I don’t. There are too many good episodes to choose!! Did you listen to “License to Drive” where Connie teaches Eugene to drive?? That on was so funny!
    I’m sorry about your grandfather, I know how you feel.
    Have fun!!

  • Julianna on June 9th, 2016 - 4:41pm


    Jesella, I have read that one. It was amazing. Ilove the episode where connie teaches eugine how to drive. well I already told you I like Do or Diet. I like the Barkley family episodes and well, my mind is blank, lol. I also like the episode where Eugine donates blood. Lol. I never had done that, but I hate needles!!!
    I do play some guitar. I like singing and I play piano and recorder. I could have just stuck with the guitar. lol.
    Well as Eugine would say, Farewell.

  • Gisela on June 11th, 2016 - 11:21am


    Julianna, I thought it was amazing as well. I love that episode too! Which is your favorite Barclay episode? I liked “The Vow”. It was when Jimmy and Donna that their parents were getting in a divorce and so they resort to hiding their dad’s cloths!! LOL I like that one too!
    It must be fun to do instruments. I was teaching myself the ukulele from a guidebook and one day I found my baby sister plucked the strings off! LOL
    Farewell! 🙂

  • Julianna on June 13th, 2016 - 11:34am


    Jesella, oh no. I need to be careful when I get a guitar. every time I get a guitar or ukulele something happens. Like my brothers friend took a string off and ruined my tuning. Lol. I like the barkley family vacation. Yes. I like when they hid their fathers clothes. I will always remember that when I make a commitment, to stick to it. I also like it when Mary was pregnant with the third child. Although, I like the younger version of jimmy and donna. Remember when Jimmy’s voice changed. Great ep

  • Julianna on June 13th, 2016 - 11:38am


    Jesella, I fo
    rgot to mention that I actually taught myself how to sing. And I get so many compliments from people at church or anyone who hears me sing. I have been in choir and well, my voice is more matured than the rest of the people, but I just help them out. I was probably born crying/singing. Lol. I tried teaching myself piano, but failed. well, I better stop typing before my cat steps on my keyboard. He is purring and rubbing himself against my keyboard. Lol.

  • Gisela on June 14th, 2016 - 1:45pm


    Wow! That’s cool!!
    We both have a lot in common. We love reading, cooking, baking, music, jokes and AIO. That’s fun!
    You have a cat? Aw, cute! I wish I could have a cat. I love cats but I’m allergic to them. 🙁
    Oh, yah, and we like lols! LOL
    I like that episode too! Did you listen to the episode when Donna and Jimmy tell different sides to one story? That one was great!
    I’m glad you like singing. When you feel sad, it makes you feel better. Oh dear!! That’s too bad about you guitar!

  • Julianna on June 14th, 2016 - 2:31pm


    Jesella, We have a lot in common. Most of my posting friends do. I used to talk on the Barbara Niles post with 2 of them. And now they are gone.
    Old posters go, new posters come! I will always remember them.
    I know. When I am sad, sometimes I make up a song or sing one of my favorites. I love lols and hearts and smileys.
    Really? My dad is allergic to cats. His name is tony. He is a tabby cat and is 7 years old. His meow is very deep. he loves to purr and sit on my keyboard. yes. I love

  • Julianna on June 14th, 2016 - 2:33pm


    I love that episode. It was hilarious. Once I left the bath tub on and I had to run back to the bathroom. lol. do you like the BTV series? I love Bernard waltan. did you hear about Janet or the actress who played joanne? So sad. I remember the episode where Jack and joanne got married. Beautiful!

  • Julianna on June 14th, 2016 - 6:50pm


    Some jokes!
    A bug splatted into my window yesterday. It will never have the guts to do that again.
    What has no beginning, no end, and a hole in the middle?
    a doughnut!
    What does a nervous cow give you?
    Milk shakes!
    What did baby Corn say to Mama Corn?
    Where’s Pop Corn.
    What’s brown and sticky?
    A stick!
    Why does this coffee taste like mud?
    It’s fresh ground.
    I dug three deep holes in my backyard. My mom came home and said, well well well.
    I am so bored, so I just wanted to post jokes!

  • Gisela on June 15th, 2016 - 10:54am


    Yes, I heard. That’s sad.
    I’m sorry your posting buddies left-I won’t leave for a while. (sometimes on April Fools I might pretend I’m leaving though. LOL)
    I love the BTV episodes!! My sister loves them too. (Lizzie on the blog).
    Those jokes are so funny, Julianna! Here’s one:
    How many feet are in a yard?
    It depends how many people are standing in it!
    I love Bernard too! He’s so funny!
    Have fun and farewell!

  • Julianna on June 16th, 2016 - 12:39pm


    Jesella, I tried to post, but it didn’t come through. lol.
    Yeah. I like BTV episodes. they help me learn the bible. I have to go. I will talk to you later. I have to have my teeth cleaned, and then go to the store to get supplies for the baby shower this Saturday. I am getting braces tomorrow. Pray for me. I am somewhat nervous.
    Farewell My Friend,

  • Gisela on June 17th, 2016 - 1:26pm


    Julianna, I’m praying!! I’m going to have braces in a year or two. My baby teeth are falling out slow! That’s why I’m waiting. I was nervous when I had my tooth operation. Braces sound a little bit scary too.
    Good luck!
    Do you have a favorite BTV episode? I like the episode about Temptation with Cryn’ Bryan Dern. That one was funny and taught good lessons.
    Have fun!

  • Julianna on June 17th, 2016 - 2:16pm


    Jesella, I have never had teeth operation. However, I did have an ingrone toenail and I had to have 2 surgeries on it! yuck. lol. They put on my top braces. In 6 weeks, they will put on my bottoms. It was painful, but I just prayed and thought happy thoughts. My stepfather was there. even though he is my stepfather, I think of him as my real father. My real father is kind of immature and silly and I can’t be too serious with him. My stepfather knows when I am serious or joking. We have fun.

  • Julianna on June 17th, 2016 - 2:20pm


    Plus, we share interests. He and I sing pretty well, and we like to sing in harmony. He is nervous to sing, but when I am with him, he just lets it out. Lol. we both like country music. My favorite BTV episodes are well, temptation, humility, and compassion. I have many more, but like I have said before, too many to name. sorry if I am rambling on. My mouth is sore and I am trying to pass the time by posting, reading, listening to AIO and music, and praying and thinking about the baby shower.

  • Julianna on June 19th, 2016 - 1:36pm


    Jesella, the baby came home today! She is so tiny! I am going to hold her and sing to her lullabies. the baby shower was awesome. Sissy got so many gifts. This baby girl will be spoiled! Lol.

  • Gisela on June 20th, 2016 - 2:31pm


    LOL! She sounds so cute. I remember when my baby sister came home from the hospital. She was tiny. Now she’s chubby and happy.
    Ouch! That operation doesn’t sound very fun!
    I love country music! I like Christian music too, but the thing about Country Music is I never remember the names! LOL
    I have to go in a second, but I’ll try to post more to you. It’s nice to be able to talk to you here. I have to go!

  • Julianna on June 20th, 2016 - 6:34pm


    Jesella, I was busy today, so I wasn’t on the blog much. I know. I like all kinds of country music, old and new. I will post some of my favorites later. I got to hold her today. She cries and sings in her own way. She groans and moans and makes noise. I pray over her. The first time I saw her, I held her hand and said a prayer. She was in the hospital. God has better plans than we think!

  • Julianna on June 20th, 2016 - 6:38pm


    Some country singers I like.
    1. Any old country singer
    2. Rascal Flatts
    3. Carrie Underwood
    4. George Straight
    5. Keith Urban
    6. Toby Keith
    7. Josh Turner
    8. luke Bryan
    9. Sam Hunt
    10. Little Big Town
    11. Moranda
    12. Reba
    13. Tim McGraw
    14. Dustin Lintch
    15. Old Demion
    16. Ken Chesney

  • Gisela on June 21st, 2016 - 12:13pm


    I have no idea who sang may favorite country songs! LOL There’s this one band who sang this one song I really liked. Cold Play. That was the band’s name. I don’t know what the song was called. Oh, now it’s stuck in my head. LOL
    Do you like TobyMac? He is one of my favorite Christian singers!
    We are having a garage sale Saturday! I have tons of work to do to help out.
    Oh boy. LOL
    Speaking of boys, my little brother is jumping on the couch! Oh boy. LOL. Too many LOLS! LOL

  • Gisela on June 21st, 2016 - 12:17pm


    I love babies. They’re perfect. So cute! 🙂 I have a baby sister. Well, she’s a toddler. She hasn’t learned to walk yet though. But she crawls. Sometimes she crawls really fast across the floor. It’s fun to watch. Last night she began laughing for no reason! It sounds so cute.
    Her name is Valentina after St. Valentine. Odyssey did an episode after him. But we changed Valentine to Valentina.
    I’ll try to write more later!

  • Julianna on June 21st, 2016 - 10:13pm


    Jesella, Lol. I love lols. I like Toby Macks song, Steal my Show. Lol. I like that episode. it taught the real reason for valentines day! Oh boy! You need to listen to clutter this Saturday while you are doing your garage sale, if you know what I mean. Cute! My sisters baby is fine. She just sleeps and eats. I like cold play song, Paradise. I am soo busy. oh boy. My brother is coming up the stairs. I’l talk to you later.
    Farewell. Lol.

  • Gisela on June 24th, 2016 - 3:43pm


    That’s the name!! The name is Paradise! I loved Clutter!! It was good and it taught a good lesson!
    I am really busy too! So busy I barely have time to post! LOL
    I’d better go!
    And I’m glad you like TobyMac! He’s one of my favorite singers! I have to listen to that song (Steal My Show)!

  • Julianna on June 27th, 2016 - 9:52am


    I like all kinds of music. I ilike it all, well except for if a song has a bad message. Mostly though, I like songs and also elevator music. That is basically pieces of classical or jazz. Another episode I like is For The birds. I like Chris’s jokes at the end. I am busy taking care of the baby.

  • Gisela on June 27th, 2016 - 12:16pm


    Yes, good messages are very important!
    Ah, last week was pretty busy. I had to do gardening (that’s normal) help assemble a bed, do a lot of babysitting (my little sister was the one I babysat).
    I baked muffins two weeks ago. Funny how they went so fast, LOL.
    I have to go! I’ll post more later!

  • Skye on June 27th, 2016 - 6:03pm


    So is this your secret place? Sorry if I’m butting in. If you want me to leave, tell me.

  • Julianna on June 28th, 2016 - 8:34am


    Sky, No no no. You can join. how have you been? Jesella and I are just talking. You can talk about, well whatever you want.
    Jesella, lol. Same here. I am babysitting the baby. sorry. I can not mention her name on the blog. Privacy, you know. I also like AIO episode A Bite Of Applesauce and I like crin brian. I can’t spell that, but he is hilarious! Got to go. Talk to you later.
    PS, I hope you don’t mind if sky joins us.

  • Skye on June 28th, 2016 - 10:19am



  • Skye on June 28th, 2016 - 3:25pm


    So how do you babysit when you are blind?

  • Julianna on June 29th, 2016 - 8:00am


    Sky, It’s not as hard as you think. I just listen for her. Plus, my sister was there to help. I mostly held her the whole time.

  • Skye on June 29th, 2016 - 8:24am


    Oh. I guess that’s pretty easy. I don’t baby sit. I did once, for about 10 minutes, and all we did was listen to AIO.

  • Gisela on June 29th, 2016 - 12:01pm


    It’s fine if Skye joins us!
    Julianna: Don’t worry about that! I totally understand. 🙂 I love Cryin’ Bryan Dern! My favorite episodes with him are Top This! (when he refuses to play 24-hour polka) and urr…what was the name?-The one where Whit and Bryan get stuck in the elevator! (It reminded me of this podcast).
    I only babysit my little sister!

  • Julianna on June 29th, 2016 - 1:41pm


    Jesella, My friend and I had a hoot when he said, “You know what. I was thinking that there is something wrong with this song. I don’t know, but maybe it needs um, WORDS!” She laughed so hard. I like the one where he wants to be a part of BTV. I don’t remember the names of these episodes, by the way. Cool. I held the baby today. She gurgled and was pretty content when I sang to her.
    Sky, Cool. Did you remember what episode you were listening too?

  • Gisela on June 29th, 2016 - 4:37pm


    I know!! LOL
    “You hear me Walton?!? I am NOT a roll model! Do you hear me?? I’m not a roll model!!”
    ~Bryan Dern
    Episode: BTV Temptation
    Another one by Bryan, same episode:
    “You are lucky I didn’t rant more. I have lots to say about people with glasses!”

  • Skye on June 30th, 2016 - 12:50pm


    The scales of justice. On the album It all happened when…

  • Julianna on July 1st, 2016 - 12:39pm


    Jesella, Contuning the quotes from the episode
    Brian, I have plenty to say about left handed people. I mean really. Is there anything more ANNOYING.
    Brian, I also have to say why do people use separate forks for salads!
    Lol. I would go on and on but Sissy needs me. My top 2 brackets on my teeth are loose. I get my braces fixed and then something goes wrong! I just pushed them over to the other brackets, and that seemed to work. I am going back though in a few weeks. I will have them fixed. 🙂

  • Gisela on July 1st, 2016 - 5:06pm


    Julianna: Aw, too bad! Hope things go well!
    Skye: Scales of Justice is a great episode! Especially when Rodney says: “My Pope proved I owned the money, now he can prove I don’t!” What are your hobbies, Skye?

  • Skye on July 5th, 2016 - 8:22am


    I like to read and write. Sometimes I bake. My favorite sport use to be gymnastics, but now I staring to like running/jogging.

  • Julianna on July 5th, 2016 - 8:49am


    Sky, I like writing poetry and songs. Sometimes I write stories. I like to watch baseball and football. I guess that would be my 2 favorite sports. I am not terribly athletic.

  • Julianna on July 5th, 2016 - 8:51am


    Jesella, I’m not in pain. That’s a good thing. I am just careful when I brush. Another episode I like is BTV the first one. it is where they put the show together. I love the jokes and the very beginning of the episode was hilarious.

  • Gisela on July 7th, 2016 - 2:12pm


    I’m not terribly athletic too. I usually just play ‘sports’ with the neighbor girls.
    Skye, running and jogging are fun! I really love reading and writing. Baking is fun too. I love writing but should know not to use too many of the same words such as ‘fun’. 🙂
    I like that episode too!
    Joke: Why did they play cards on Noah’s Ark?
    Answer: Because Noah sat on the deck!

  • Julianna on July 8th, 2016 - 9:25am


    Jesella, Here’s another one.
    What man in the bible had no parents?
    Answer, Joshua, the son of Non. Lol. Lol. ROTFL.

  • Gisela on July 9th, 2016 - 7:03am


    Julianna: Funny joke! I forgot that one. 😉
    Please pray for my sister. She is going to have an eye operation on July 26th.

  • Skye on July 11th, 2016 - 9:36am


    Gisela: why does she need have an operation?

  • Gisela on July 13th, 2016 - 1:04pm


    She was born early and she has a short optic nerve. (Her eyes are crossed, too).

  • Skye on July 13th, 2016 - 1:55pm


    Oh. I had too have an eye operation when I was about her age. Not for those reasons, though.

  • Gisela on July 14th, 2016 - 4:36pm


    Okay. Have anything fun planned? I’m leaving tomorrow for Pittsburgh (where Penny’s parents live) to visit relatives!

  • Julianna on July 15th, 2016 - 9:37am


    Jesella, I used to have different things for my eyes but it never worked. Oh well. Is this your sister who posted? I can not remember her name or user name.

  • Gisela on July 19th, 2016 - 2:21pm


    No, it’s my toddler sister. She’s almost three. She is the baby of the family.
    My sister who posted (Genevieve is her real name) is named Lizzie.

  • Julianna on July 19th, 2016 - 2:58pm


    Okay. thanks, Jesella. been busy. The baby is doing very well. She is so cute! She likes to make baby sounds.

  • Skye on July 19th, 2016 - 5:20pm


    Baby sounds are soooo cute!!

  • Gisela on July 20th, 2016 - 7:51am


    I’ve been busy too! I thought I’d have more time to post in the summer, but it kind of seems like I have less time. LOL Awww! I love babies!

  • Gisela on August 1st, 2016 - 3:40pm


    How are you, Skye & Julianna? I’ve been bustling busy! I’ve been reading a lot too! I’m read the first book of the series, Millie Keith: A Life of Faith. Millie is a Christian girl who lives in 1833. Oh no, got to go!
    Have fun!

  • Gisela on August 1st, 2016 - 3:41pm


    Before I leave, I have to make sure I get #200 comment!

  • Gisela on August 1st, 2016 - 3:42pm


    #200 comment? LOL

  • Gisela on August 27th, 2016 - 2:02pm


    I heard you were leaving, Julianna, and I just wanted to say good-bye. I’ll miss you.

  • sKYE on August 29th, 2016 - 12:07pm


    Hi, Gisela!

  • Gisela on September 1st, 2016 - 4:07pm


    Skye, do you want to talk with me here?

  • Skye on September 2nd, 2016 - 12:47pm



  • Skye on September 2nd, 2016 - 12:55pm


    Gisela, do you want to help me and Brooke get the homeschool place up again? It’s at fast. Hope to see you there!!

  • Gisela on September 8th, 2016 - 8:33am


    Yes, of course! I know wheee it is, I have just forgotten to comment. I have a history test today.
    Have you been up to anything fun lately? Not much here!

  • Gisela on October 7th, 2016 - 12:02pm


    I meant ‘where’.

  • Gisela on December 22nd, 2016 - 10:05am


    It was October 11th. 🙂 😀

  • skye on January 3rd, 2017 - 10:18am


    Hi! Nice to see you!

  • Elise on April 11th, 2018 - 9:18am


    Hi we already have a book chat…. On endorse……

  • Daniel on April 11th, 2018 - 3:20pm


    Welcome to the Book Chat everyone !!!

    @Elise. I remember but it has not been posted yet so I decided to do one. What is your favorite book?

  • Daniel on April 11th, 2018 - 3:26pm


    @Blog Moderator. I heard that the Adventures in Odyssey Bible is a finalist in the 2018 Christian Book Award in the bibles category. Congratulations!!

  • country girl on April 12th, 2018 - 3:15am


    Daniel, I’ll join!!

  • Daniel on April 12th, 2018 - 3:01pm


    Country Girl. Good. I hope more people do to.

  • Daniel on April 12th, 2018 - 3:09pm


    What do y’all think about if I start a book of the day thing ?

  • narnia on April 15th, 2018 - 11:19pm


    sure why not

  • country girl on April 16th, 2018 - 2:50am


    Daniel, I would love that!

  • Cate on April 16th, 2018 - 10:22am


    Hey everyone!

  • bookluver on April 16th, 2018 - 12:33pm


    GERONIMO STILTON KINGDOM OF FANTASY!!!!!!!!! (Read immidiatly. as in today. as in NOWWWWW as in, unless ur in wisconsin like me and you got literally 13 INCHES of snow 🙁 ) 😛 also, do any of u remember me?

  • daniel on April 16th, 2018 - 3:50pm


    I have decided not to do a Book of the Day thing on this chat. What is everyone’s favorite book ?

  • daniel on April 16th, 2018 - 3:58pm


    Hi Country Girl

  • daniel on April 17th, 2018 - 3:54pm


    Book Suggestion!!!

    Daniel Boone by Janet and Geoff Benge.

  • country girl on April 18th, 2018 - 3:03am


    Daniel, Hi! My favorite book of all is An Old Fashioned Girl. After that I like Bonnets and Bugles by Gilbert Morris. There good for boys and girls. There set in civil war time period and it talks about how friends and even family were separated. It goes completely through the whole war There SO neat!

  • daniel on April 18th, 2018 - 3:57pm


    Book suggestion!!!

    One Perfect Life by John MacArthur

  • narnia on April 19th, 2018 - 4:39am


    favorite book?
    hmmmmmmmm………besides the Bible, i would say the nancy drew series and accidental detectives

  • narnia on April 19th, 2018 - 4:40am


    @country girl
    I’m reading Vanishing Clues by Gilbert Morris right now!

  • daniel on April 19th, 2018 - 3:19pm


    Book Suggestion!!!

    C.S. Lewis by Janet and Geoff Benge

  • country girl on April 20th, 2018 - 3:03am


    Daniel, I have 2 of Janet and Geoff Benges books. One is William Cary. Those sound neat!
    Narnia, I have only read Bonnets and Bugles by Gilbert Morris. Whats Vanishing Clues like? I love Gilbert Morris Books!

  • daniel on April 20th, 2018 - 3:34pm


    @Country Girl. I have that one too!

  • daniel on April 20th, 2018 - 3:36pm


    Book Suggestion!!

    Point of No Return by Paul McCusker

  • narnia on April 20th, 2018 - 9:29pm


    @counry girl
    it’s about twins who go back in time to find their dad
    i haven’t read the first book in the series though (vanishing clues is the 2nd)
    and i haven’t finished it yet

  • country girl on April 24th, 2018 - 2:54am


    Daniel, do you like William Cary?
    Narnia, those sound neat! I have only read Bonnets and Bugles by him.

  • daniel on April 24th, 2018 - 3:55pm


    @Country Girl. I do like William Cary he was a man of God and loved Him so much .

  • daniel on April 24th, 2018 - 4:01pm


    Book Suggestion!!

    Welcome to the Family by John MacArthur

  • country girl on April 26th, 2018 - 2:57am


    Great book suggestion!
    I enjoy reading about people who when on earth did Gods will for their lives. There are to many bad books about crushes and everything.
    John MacArthur is good to read.

  • Bookluver on April 27th, 2018 - 12:00pm


    I like warrior cats for older kids! They are about cats that live in the wild and somethings you might wanna look out for like, ” Starclan” is kind of like their ” gods” and there is some fighting and a few people get killed and some cats” lose lifes” but otherwise, it’s pretty cool I think they are by Erin Hunter but not sure. Also Seekers and Survivors by same author I haven’t read those though. Thank you soo much for this book.club!!!!!! I love book clubs a lot and I mean ALOT ! Hahahahahaha!

  • turtlez on May 4th, 2018 - 10:45am


    Hi y’all!!! how are y’all!

  • Anonymous on May 10th, 2018 - 7:44am


    Hi TURTLEZ! How are you doing!? I’m doing fine. BOOKLUVER/ ANIMALLUVER ( I luv a lot of thing LOL)

  • Tessa on June 1st, 2018 - 9:36am


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