Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Okay, this marks my 99th post. I want to do something for the big 100th, but I'm out of ideas. I'm going to Chicago tonight, and I don't think I'll have access to internet for a couple of days, so that'll give me some time to think. Perhaps. If I can't come up with anything, 100th post will be day ten.
Favorite Minor Character
I love Janine Kishi. Claudia never gave her enough credit and always treated her horribly. Girl can't help it if she's got brains out the wazoo. Thanks to her we also learn seemingly random facts about...everything.
Everytime I say hopefully I can hear her going in my head "hopefully is one of the most commonly misused words in the English language..." or whatever. I still am not quite sure what is the correct usage of the word.
She also had Claudia's back, whether Claudia wanted to admit it or not... AND Claudia and Janine share a love of junk food.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I missed a day. So sue me :P
Least Favorite Super Special:
I actually really do like all of the super specials, and I'll read them all over and over again. I guess the main reason I picked this one was because for awhile it was the ONLY super special I had available, and I read it to death, so now I'm kind of sick of it. Dawn and Claudia were both uber annoying as well, and because of those reasons it's not one I'm likely to reread that often anymore.
Runner up would probably be Aloha, Baby-Sitters.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Favorite Super Special:
Okay, this one was easy. California Girls was the first BSC book I'd ever read... not counting Karen's Ducklings which was the first BSC-verse book I'd ever read.
I came into the series relatively "late" compared to most of the other people I came across. I stumbled across this book one day in third grade in the school library. Kindergarten-2nd had books in one portion of the school library, 3rd-5th graders had books in the other portion. BSC books were in the older portion. Don't blame me, blame the school. It's okay though, I was bitten by the BSC bug hard and fast that year. So much so that I dressed up as a Stacey/Claudia mix for Halloween in fourth grade.
I have no shame.
Karen's Ducklings got me into the whole BSC universe, but this book was what introduced me really to the older girls, and for that reason alone, there really can't be another favorite Super Special for me. Not to mention it has the BSC winning the lottery, California, beaches, surfing, boys, baby-sitting, tourist sites that I HAD to go see when i went to California twice in fourth grade (once in the fall once the summer after), Mallory getting a horrendous makeover, a BSC fight, movie stars (or TV stars, whatever) and a mini disaster in the form of a car accident. Although the girls freaking out over the Jet Stream at six flags magic mountain had me a bit panicked the first time I went on it because of the 57 foot drop. I got off it wondering what the hell all the fuss had been about.
What more can you wish for?
Friday, November 18, 2011
Least Favorite Mystery:
As I have yet to read all the mysteries, this was a bit of a challenge. This one stands out because I've only read it a few times, not in any hurry to actually reread it again, and it's just...boring. I mean, it has New! York! City! and a BSC boyfriend that tips your chin to kiss you, so it should be fantabulous, right?
Also, from what I can remember, the Jewel "Thieves" aren't even really thieves at all. Not even in the slightest. They're actors preparing for a play.
Other least favorites that would make the list are Stacey and the Missing Ring, and Mary Anne and the Zoo Mystery, even though there was that great part where the baby-sitters go completely spaztastic on Stacey still sitting for Charlotte Johanssen even though she had quit the club. That is the only part of that book I really remember clearly, but whatever. (another book I've only read once), I give the edge to Jessi and the Jewel Thieves as my least favorite.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Okay, granted I've only read this book once. (Plan on rereading it very soon, though.) It stands out. I pretty much like the mysteries. My favorite genre is Mystery/Thriller/suspense, whatever, and out of all the mysteries this one stands out because ... it's FREAKY. The culprit is really batshit crazy in a psycho/better watch your back or they'll cut you kind of way. I remember being shocked the first time I read it because it was so unlike any of the other mysteries. I've heard that Kristy and the Cat Burglar is pretty disturbing as well, but have yet to read it.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I should have posted this earlier. It was first posted on the BSC proboards, and Greer's doing it over on Stoneybrookite. Here is the 30 day breakdown:
1. Favorite sitter
2. Least favorite sitter
3. Favorite regular book
4. least favorite regular book
5. Favorite mystery
6. Least favorite mystery
7. favorite super special
8. least favorite super special
9 favorite minor character
10 least favorite minor character
11. favorite sitting charge
12 least favorite sitting charge
13 favorite parent
14. least favorite parent
15. favorite bsc fight
16. favorite bsc love interest
17. favorite bsc organized event
18 favorite vacation spot
19 favorite holiday book
20 favorite couple in the book
21 favorite couple not in the book
22. BSC Member or Minor Character you could see yourself being friends with
23. Favorite Friends Forever
24. Least favorite Friends Forever
25. Moments/scene from the books that sticks out to you the most
26. Favorite Claudia outfit
27. Favorite Stacey outfit
28 One thing youv'e learned from the BSC
29. Favorite BSC Villain
30. biggest 'that wouldn't really happen in real life' moment.
And i just realized there was a mistake in the numbering on the main post, and there's only 29. Will get on that
Least Favorite Regular Series Book:
Okay, I really can't choose between these two. There are a few BSC books that I have only read once, some of them were so long ago that I can't really make a judgment call. I read these two for the first time in the past couple of years.
I actually can usually identify with Mallory (other than the whole oldest of eight kids, thing), but she was so obnoxious and annoying, and a BRAT that it drove me nuts.
Same pretty much goes for Abby in Abby the Bad Sport. I mean, she's mean to a girl who's mentally handicapped...
Or something like that. It's been awhile since I've read the book.
I normally LIKE Abby, but I couldnt' stand her in this one.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Stacey. I don't know why I liked her. She's the complete opposite of me. I was never popular, not really considered "pretty" (at least conventionally), and don't have much of a fashion sense.
That's probably why I liked her though. I DID have a friendship with a younger girl that was somewhat like Stacey/Charlotte's friendship. Sort of.
It didn't hurt that she had some interesting adventures, as well.
Note: I don't know if I'll be able to keep up with this every day, so will just do it when I am able
Edited: To change Stacey Pic and to add more info.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Okay, no BSC books (though they did have Kristy's Great Idea, but I already have two copies, don't need another.)
However, I did score 3 books from The Gymnasts series by Elizabeth Levy, a Lurlene McDaniel book, 2 John Sandford books, Mary higgins Clark, Karin Slaughter, Erica Spindler, and a copy of the Da Vinci Code.
Since I was in the mood for a tearjerker, I'm reading Please Don't Die (mcdaniel) first. About a group of girls at summer camp like place, where they're all suffering from an illness of some sort. Katie is the main girl, she's recovering from a heart transplant. There's Amanda who has leukemia and Chelsea, who needs a heart transplant.
Then there's Lacey. A blonde haired diabetic who has bickering parents and an expensive wardrobe.