Two posts on a weekend!!!! What is happening!!???!!
Hi again! Wanted to pop in for just a few minutes to tell everyone about a new blogging project I’m going to be working on. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, but was also inspired by a short conversation on another blog – and I can’t find it! I wish I could give you credit! If this was you, please let me know and I will edit this.
Anyway, we ended up talking about The Baby-Sitters Club books that we both read as kids and how much fun they were. I remember having so many of them, they would barely fit on my bookshelf. And that was just one series. I followed MANY of them, as my mother can attest. The blogger I was commenting with mentioned a podcast called The Baby-Sitters Club Club where these two guys discuss the series in chronological order. I haven’t had a chance to listen yet, but I thought it sounded like a ton of fun.
That’s when I finally decided to do this. For a few months now, I have had a weird desire to revisit some of the books of my youth. Maybe it was just a simpler time and I feel the need to explore that more. Maybe I’m just a little weird. Or both. Which brings me to my new feature on this blog:
A few notes:
- This will not be a regular thing, like my other featured posts that go up each week like clockwork. I might try to have a more regular schedule later, but for now, I’m just going to see where this goes.
- I will not be counting these books towards my GoodReads goal for the year. I will be keeping these on a separate list. It’s only because these books are pretty short compared to the other stuff I’m reading (I literally just read one in about an hour and a half) and it would inflate my GoodReads count way too much.
- I have a list currently of nine series (ten if I can track down another one) that I’m going to start on. The first one I will be working on is Sweet Valley High, but I might jump around a bit. There are no rules here!
- Other series currently on the list are: The Baby-Sitters Club (because of course), The Whitney Cousins, Satin Slippers, The Zodiac Club, Fear Street, The Nancy Drew Files, Abracadabra, and The Fabulous Five. More may be added later as I think of them.
- The other series that I am trying to track down is called (I think) Girlfriends? I have no idea who the author is and, although I remember quite a few details about it, I can’t remember any individual titles. Google searches have turned up nothing, but I have posted information to a GoodReads group dedicated to tracking down these unknown books (the thread is here if you want to check it out – maybe one of my followers has heard of it?) EDIT: That GR group is amazing! That post was up for less than a day and they found it! It’s the Girl Friends series by Nicole Grey.
Just these series alone give me hundreds and hundreds of books to post about. I think it will be fun to see how well these stories hold up. They will be dated, of course – it was the late 80s/early 90s when I read them! Even so, I think this will be fun. It will be interesting to see how many of you also read these when you were a kid.
Maybe I’ll be adventurous and jump right in with the first post tomorrow? If not tomorrow, then definitely sometime next week. I’m excited! This will be so much fun!
Oh my god this sounds like fun. Care to make it a collaboration? We could do individual posts for whichever thing we are reading – might help make posts more regular too. I haven’t read Babysitters Club or Sweet Valley in YEEEEEARS. I was also pretty obsessed with The Saddle Club – I think every girl goes through a horse phase.
Or maybe I’ll just do it on my blog like a top ten Tuesday or something. Either way. I wanna play too!
By all means! Play! However you want to! And the best part is that it takes so little extra time. I just read the first Sweet Valley High book in an hour. The difficulty is finding them, but my library is pretty good.
I mean… McKay has them and they’re cheap. It gives us an excuse for another meetup… possibly making a whole weekend out of it this time
We could totally collaborate, if we could figure out how. And yes, I went through a horse phase too. There was a horse related series I read, but I can’t remember much about it. I think they were at camp or something? Maybe that was The Saddle Club? It’s been so long!
We could set it up as a separate blog with both of us allowed to post to it? We shall discuss this further for sure.
Maybe, although I kind of want to keep it here, at least partly. But yes, we shall discuss!
Boy do I remember all of those books! And it was before the internet & Goodreads so I had to keep a written list to know what books you still needed. Maybe you could get your girlchild to read some & comment on them too. Might be interesting to get a current teen’s point of view.