For anyone who just needed to know…

There are, I believe, 354 books total in the BSC world. Correct me if my math is wrong or I’m missing something.

  • 131 Baby-Sitter’s Club books
  • 122 Little Sister books
  • 15 Baby-Sitter’s Club Super Specials
  • 6 Little Sister Super Specials
  • 36 Mysteries
  • 4 Super Mysteries
  • 3 Special Editions
  • 15 California Diaries
  • 2 Friends Forever Super Specials
  • 12 Friends Forever novels
  • Chain Letter
  • Secret Santa
  • 6 Portrait collection

That’s 354 days, if I read and write about one per day. That’s almost a year. And I forgot to mention the Ann M. Martin biography which I *have* to talk about one of these days.

I guess it’s a good thing I never really got into Sweet Valley then.


Correction! (And some other housekeeping type stuff)

I made a mistake in my entry for Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls.  It was pointed out to me that I referred to the girls as 13, when this was one of the 9 books where they were all 12.  Now, I know I knew that.  But I get into the habit of saying 13.  It must be from reading 100 some chapter twos. 😀  Anyway, so sorry about the spread of misinformation

The other thing I wanted to mention was the comments situation.  I THINK I have it set up now so that I only have to approve your first comment.  No one should have to register or anything.  If you are finding out that that is not the case, than please email me at astrid dot kilbourne at gmail dot com.  If you have already commented on here once, you should not have to wait for approval ever again. (As long as you use the same email address).

Thanks, and have a dibbly-fresh day!

The Stoneybrook Public Library

This is going to be the home of The Stoneybrook Public Library blog. Stoneybrook is obviously fictional, so if you are looking for the public library of Stoney Creek, you should probably look elsewhere.

What is this blog intended for?
I plan on using this blog to discuss, at length, the Baby-Sitters Club books.

How is that different from the other BSC related blogs?
I intend to discuss the books, their pop culture references, and their place in my heart. One by one. I do not intend to make this a purely “snark” orientated blog, nor do I plan on not pointing out the unintentionally hilarious moments in Stoneybrook.

I really did and still do love these books, despite their “lack of serious literary merit”, and the characters were probably my best friends at some point in my life (4th grade was pretty rough on me), so I don’t plan on calling any of them names.

Also, everyone reads every book differently.

Who are you?
am just a normal 20 something with too much time on her hands and a lifelong love of reading.