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Archive for November, 2007

I have a file on my computer where I paste funny quotes from the books. Here’s one from Mary Anne and Too Many Boys: We all walked down to the water’s edge, and I noticed that Stacey and Toby never took their eyes off each other. Stacey seemed thrilled to see Toby again, but I [...]

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I’m taking a hiatus until probably Saturday… I didn’t get enough work accomplished over thanksgiving break and now I’m paying for it dearly.

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Ann has these weird obsessions, like with “I Love Lucy” and “The Wizard of Oz.” It gets tiring to read about constant allusions to Munchkinland and various Lucy plots, with people dressing up as the characters and imitating them at every turn. Anyway, recently Nicole Richie had a baby shower. “Ann M. Martin” and “Nicole [...]

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In the early 90s I remember that gang violence was really in the forefront on the national scene. Television shows such as Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper addressed these issues with Very Special Episodes that involved tragic shootings and deaths which, quite frankly, shared the shit out of me. In an attempt to stay relevant to [...]

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Far too long has gone by since my last post. But sadly, I’ve had a lot of schoolwork, a lot of work-work, and also a newly rekindled addiction to Alice books. I haven’t really had any posts take form in my brain lately, so I felt it was time for some housekeeping and randomness. In [...]

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I’m not talking about the kind of spoilers where one finds out the ending of a tv show/movie/book before they watch or read it. When it comes to the BSC, I don’t really believe in spoilers anymore–no new book has come out for such a long time that in the fandom I believe it’s assumed [...]

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Going back to the fact that it seems that everyone in the Club came from well-off families, I was curious if anyone noticed this reading as a kid. Now, it seems quite obvious to me, but as a child I didn’t notice it at all. I was fooled by the sneaky “pay-for-half” schemes of the [...]

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Who is ANM? Is it… Ann Nadezhda Martin? Ann Nelson Martin? Ann Nicholas Martin? Or Ann None-of-the-Above Martin? Answer: the last one! See, Ann’s middle name is Matthews. So she is Ann M. Martin, or AMM. Perhaps ANM is a bastardization of “Ann M.,” but seriously ANM is said, at least in my brain, as [...]

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Did you know that Watson Brewer is a real, live millionaire? Of course you did–it’s mentioned in every book at least once. It’s not clear why, exactly, they decided to make such a big deal about Watson being a millionaire, as none of the other sitters’ families seemed to be really hurting for cash. Sure, [...]

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The Baby-sitters Club’s readership is generally thought of as a girls’ club. Whenever a man shows up on BSC message boards or livejournals, it’s something unusual. Posters are generally assumed to be female until proven otherwise. Now, if some of us girls feel strange reading the BSC once we’re actually older than our childhood idols, [...]

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