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Archive for June, 2014

Now that I’ve read all of Ann’s non-BSC books from the early part of her career, it’s time to reflect on what I thought about them. Since I did not review most of them very positively, it may seem like I did not enjoy doing this. I did actually enjoy it, but the books themselves [...]

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The Baby-Sitters Club: The Original Champions of Normcore? – from April, but I’m only seeing it now. Slideshow with breakdown of BSC style. I hate the term “normcore,” but whatever. Book Review (Sorta): A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin – I’ve never read this book, but this review is pretty interesting and [...]

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The Rosso family is back. This time it’s summer, which they’re spending in Fire Island. First off, I have to ask why Fire Island. No such explanation was needed in Just a Summer Romance, because Fire Island is a reasonable place for a New York City-area family to own a beach house. This time, however, [...]

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Baby-Sitters Club or Die, Robot Chicken – Not safe for work, obviously, or for the most nostalgic among us. Is Mad Men’s Jessica Paré Ashamed of Her Age, Being on The Baby-Sitters Club — Or Both? – I went and watched the episode, and it definitely seemed like her, distinctive teeth and all. 25 of [...]

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Since I started this incarnation of Stoneybrookite seven years ago, there are a lot of times that I forget about things I wrote about. That was one of the reasons I had only one post in 2013–a lot of times I’d start something, and see that I had written a post on it five years [...]

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After last week’s mess, this book was a welcome respite. Ma and Pa Dracula seems to be on the same grade level as, or one above, Little Sister. It even has pictures! There are no chances for an important issue to be glossed over or handled clumsily. I’d like to address one thing, though, Over [...]

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Ugh. This BOOK. Just WHY. One thing a fiction writer should do is research the hell out of what they’re writing about. Perhaps we should blame Ann’s grueling BSC schedule for the fact that she did not research adoption like, at all. The lucky Basini kids in this book, however, got an entire month to [...]

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Ten Kids, No Pets is a book that I had high hopes for. It is the only one out of these books that Scholastic has chosen to bring back into print (well, ebook form). They released it last April, so I figure that this spoke to its a)demand and b)quality. Did it live up to [...]

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