Sorry the post is a bit late today, but I did make some good progress on the challenge. I’ve got most day’s topics planned out, so most of the posts should come out early. Here is today’s letter…
B is for Books. Books made up a huge part of my childhood, and I’m not kidding. I was that kid who was perfectly happy to sit somewhere during recess and just read. I would go down to the local bookstore (anyone remember these?) and buy the new Babysitter’s Club book or the latest Sweet Valley High. After awhile, I added Nancy Drew and Christopher Pike to my reading list. Usually, I would finish reading these books the same day.
As you can see from the caption, I was introduced to Nancy Drew through The Babysitter’s Club. I was introduced to the club back in the third grade by a good friend of mine who loaned me Kristy’s Great Idea. Like a lot of girls back then, I started getting ideas to start my own. I eventually did (we made fliers and everything), but we quickly discovered people don’t actually want to hire 11-year-old kids to watch theirs. Who knew? I also eventually learned that 13-year-olds do not get to travel all over the place by themselves (another disappointment) and to always skip “that” chapter. If you’re a fan of the series, you know what I mean. SVH also provided a skewed view of what was to come, but I think in most of the cases it was for the best. I mean, really… how many psycho killers can target a teenage girl in a year’s time?
So what were some of your favorite books series? Did you try to start up a club or other business like it after reading the BSC? Comment back and let’s talk about it!