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Announcement! New project!

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:

Nostalgic Reads

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!

Drabbles

Back and ready to blog!

Greetings everyone! I am back after my week off. Sometimes you really need to detox from all the craziness that is the Internet and social media. I wasn’t completely offline, but I kept away from the negativity as much as I could. Unfortunately, there is a LOT of negativity out there right now.

I will try to keep the negativity off the blog though. Because I need somewhere that is tension free.

So here’s the plan. There are several things I’ve been wanting to do here for a while. I want to keep up with book reviews, naturally, but I also want to incorporate some short stories as well. There will also be the usual community memes, because they’re fun. Another thing that I’ve wanted to do, have tried to do in the past, but not been able to get it together, is do chapter-by-chapter analysis reviews. I’ve been trying to decide what books I want to do this with. At first, I wanted to go back and re-read Harry Potter, since there is a lot of material there to go through, but I also wanted to do something a bit more recent. So I came up with a compromise. The first book I will do will be Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This is the script from the play that was produced in London, which is a sequel to the original series. After that, I’ll do the original series. I also have the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a movie I actually didn’t see (I’m such a bad HP nerd!!). I have heard that the script adds even more to the experience, so I’m looking forward to reading it.

In any case, check out the blog going forward for every kind of bookish nerdiness I can think of throwing at you. Enjoy!