Category Archives: BSC

“Guess who barfed in the rented van?” Or, Sea City Here We Come!

At some point, the BSC books became crazy-ass bonkers. Pretty sure it started with Mary Anne’s Makeover but who knows? I just finished reading Super Special #10; Sea City, Here We Come!, and I’m still not entirely clear on what all … Continue reading

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What if the BSC were on Wet Hot American Summer?

Sorry (no I’m not). You know I’ve spent way too much of my life reading and re-reading Babysitters Club books. And I’ve spend the last few weeks watching and rewatching Wet Hot American Summer.  This is the stupid result. Kristy Thomas … Continue reading

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“A California Girl belongs in California”, or Dawn on the Coast

Can we talk about this cover for a minute? I always loved this cover, because Dawn is the same size as Jeff while she’s on her knees and Jeff is standing. Who knew Dawn is an eight foot giantess? Also, … Continue reading

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Random BSC thought

Random thought is random Why did Watson live in such a big house? Even before he married Kristy’s mom, he lived in a house with far more bedrooms than a guy with two part-time kids needs. After #24, here are … Continue reading

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“We should make a pact,” or BSC Friends Forever; Graduation Day

Image courtesy of Goodreads By popular demand, I’m reviewing the very final ever BSC book. Until The Summer Before was released anyway. After 213 books, and endless years in eighth grade, the BSC and all the other eighth graders at … Continue reading

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Mary Anne Saves the Day: the graphic novel

I’d seen the Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels at my local comic shop, but they are a little on the pricey side for my tastes, as graphic novels usually are. So I’ve kind of been on the lookout for them at … Continue reading

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So this came in the mail yesterday.

That’s right. Last week Scholastic had a Baby-Sitters Club Twitter party, complete with prizes for trivia contests. The winners got a copy of The Summer Before signed by Ann M. Martin. This was my prize for knowing what Stacey’s favorite … Continue reading

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Jeff, personified

Several months ago, I wrote about how I pictured the Pike triplets. I just found who Jeff Schafer grows up to look like.  Ladies, I present to you, from the Baltimore Orioles, Nate McLouth.   You know, I’m going to … Continue reading

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“I thought about those Olympic athletes I saw on TV”…..or Jessi’s Gold Medal

I bought this book to review in honor of the XXX Olympiad. And I read it, and for the seventeen days of the London Olympics, I failed to sit down at the computer and just fucking write about it already.  … Continue reading

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Adam, Byron and Jordan personified

I was watching the US Olympic Gymnastics Trials the other day. American gymnast Jake Dalton made me do a double-take. Why? Because he is exactly what I always pictured the Pike triplets to grow up looking like. I mean exactly. … Continue reading

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