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!

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Episode 3, In Which We Learn The Truth About Stacey..

The Truth About Stacey is one of those “truths” that we learned a few books ago. Yes, it’s true. Stacey has *gasp* diabetes. It even says so on the back cover, and at the end of the first book in the series. (Also, in Book Two, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls). But that’s beside the point. This book is so much more than “Stacey has diabetes”, although you wouldn’t know it from the back cover.

I might go so far to say that this is one of my favorite books in the series. No, my favorite sitter hasn’t been introduced yet, but this book does have a lot of what I like in a BSC book.

No, it’s not the “Traditional” cover. But it’s the one I had scanned. I actually quite like it, however, I like the candy shop background on the original cover much more. Anyway, so Stacey has diabetes, and that’s the truth. But as I said, this book and Stacey’s problems, go much further than the diabetes; and this book has several good qualities, even if the title is not one of them.

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Episode 2: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls

This is another one of the “early books,” set before Mallory joins the club, before Jessi and Dawn are invented, and before everyone has settled into their own stereotypes characteristics. I really like it, probably because I was a weird kid who actually liked reading old fashioned things like The Happy Hollisters and Trixie Belden. There’s also the added benefit of this book actually being written by Ann M. Martin, or AMM if you so desire

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Mallory Sighting

I’ve been meaning to point this out for quite some time, actually, but I was reminded by a recent post on stoneybrookite. One of my favorite things to do in fandom is point out people on tv that look like how I picture the characters. During a recent Degrassi Junior High spree, I noticed that this particular character bore an uncanny resemblance to our favorite red-head. (Even though I think Mal has darker hair with a red tint, as per Hello, Mallory but we’ll get to that later).

Now, tell me? Does that not look like the perfect Mallory? She’s even rocking the awesome, oh so popular in the late 80s early 90s in cold climates, turtleneck with a shirt over it combo. If you have never seen an episode of Degrassi Junior High, you are totally missing out.

Episode 1: Kristy’s Great Idea

I was thinking that starting at the very beginning would be a very good place to start. When you sing,you begin with sorry, someone was watching the Sound of Music last week and that song has been in my head ever since. I was going to start off discussing the Graphic Novel, but that will have to wait. My 12 year old cat decided that Kristy’s Great Idea is a pillow. So I am instead looking over the new cover version that was released after I stopped reading these books the first time.

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