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Ok, So I love the Baby-sitters Club books and collect them and am part of a community on LJ and just saw this post

"Hey guys, I'm Katie! I used to read BSC ALL THE TIME! I had a ton of the books! My favorite character was Stacy and then Abby. For Christmas one year, my parents got me the Mallory doll, since I wear glasses=) I would have to say my fav. book was probably Kristy and the Snobs."

Katie are you a secret BSC lover?


wait...was the BSC even cool when you guys were little? Cos I started to read them when I was 9 meaning you guys were 6...hmmmm maybe they weren't so cool in your school years. By the time I was in year 7 they weren't cool anymore D:

What other lame-o books did you guys read as a kid?
I used to also read a detective series by Emily Rhodda (sp?) and also The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, The Famous Five, Sweet Valley High/Twins/Uni/Kids (this series totally corrupted me on how I thought high school life should be...it turned out to be no where near the truth), Goosebumps, Animorphs (this series is awesome but I have yet to actually read the whole series...I may have to collect these :D), some Animal Vet type series that I can't remember the name of, Pony Pals, The Saddle Club, I think there was also a series called Thoroughbreds or something like that (yes I went through a horse stage, I think it's mandatory for every girl to go through one)

You can totally tell I'm bored and should be going to bed cos I'm tired and spent the past 5 hours working for my illustrator friend making badges and sticking stickers onto plastic sleeves (but it was fun :D)

You had better reply to this! I am curious what you guys read as a kid!!!!


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Mar. 17th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
I had a couple Baby Sitters Club books, also read Pony Pals, Emily Rodda's three Deltora Quest series (although two of the books from that never returned from being loaned so I'll have to reaquire them because it irks me to not have the comprephensive series - did you know they also recently made a crappy anime of this?) which Marc McBride I think did the covers for which is interesting as even ten years ago it was strange to see traditional airbrushing still beign used to do covers, read a couple of the Saddle club although I found the characters a bit smarmy.

I read a couple of Goosebump stories, Animorphs was cool too yeah, and I remember that animal vet series, I had a couple of those, I also really liked the three book "Phantom Rider" series which had really cool covers.

I also really, really loved the Unicorns of Balinor series. That was a really good series, but for some reason which I've never been able to find out, after 8 books, the rest of the books to complete the series never saw the light of day which frustrates me like fuck. Also, I really love these covers and they're some of the ones that made me really, really want to be an illustrator. The illustrator is only listed as "D.Craig" but doing searches I eventually figured out that the illustrator of them is porbably this guy, Daniel Craig who probably was trying to distance himself from such girly-appealing illustration. Which seems silly because they're relly fantastic covers.

I've still got most of these books in my shelves, although with Ikea's Billy bookshelves you can stack books those size two deep, so my young adult and Star Wars extended universe books are discreetly secreted away.

What's this you say about an illustrator friend and making badges and sticking stickers onto plastic sleeves? That does sound fun.

Also, now I've got warm fuzzy feelings about the favoured book covers of my childhood, so thanks Niina.

And before I forget I loved Graeme Base's books (tHe Eleventh Hour, the Sign of the Sea Horse) and James Gurney Dinotopia books, I got the second one (Dinotopia: the World Beaneath) for my 8th birthday. I've always really loved dinosaurs and rocks (in case you didn't get from lookin at all those Rainflower Agate on the floor of our Nanjing hotel room), in addition to that horses phase...

Mar. 17th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry for all the typos in that, it posted without spell-checking as I'd asked it to...

Mar. 17th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh I totally forgot about Dinotopia! I was nuts about those books and always trying to find new ones at the library.

Ew they made an anime series out of Deltora Quest? I never read them but that's still gross. But Dragon Ball live action movie trumps the grossness of that. Have you watched the trailer for it? It looks terrible!
Mar. 18th, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
I haven't watch a trailer for the Dragon Ball movie, I never really liked that series so I’m not really interested in it, but I can only imagine how much more gross all that crazy muscles stuff would be translated into live action.

They actually did come out with a third Dinotopia book a year or so ago, it's very good and actually has feathered dinosaurs and all kinds of extra cool-ness because they made so many new discoveries about dinosaurs after the first two books.

I can't recommend the blog of James Gurney - the guy who does the Dinotopia series – highly enough, it's a really good resource as it talks a lot about techniques, methods, and theory in an approachable way.
Mar. 18th, 2009 09:29 am (UTC)
OMG I love feathered dinosaurs! There was one particular one I was nuts about as a kid, can't remember it's name, but it could fly and was red or perhaps orange. Do you like the Jurassic Park movie series? If so we should have a Jurassic Park movie marathon night one day and geek over dinosaurs lol
Mar. 18th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
Archeopteryx was pretty much the only feathered dinosaur known of when we were growing up, and of course we don't actually know what colour it was but it's usually represented as being that sort of red-green-blue macaw coloured.

I'm not really into the Jurassic Park series, but I would participate in any marathon because hey, scary movies.

We should totally hang out more though.
Mar. 19th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC)
Let's have a get together during the Easter Holidays!
Mar. 19th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Oooh! We totally should and then I can have an excuse to bake some delightful Easter themed stuff. Plus I need something to distract me from the fact that my sister is FLAKING ON THE ANNUAL EATSER-EGG-HUNTING-RACE, THE BEECH.

Mar. 19th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
lol you guys have an easter egg hunt on the beach?? The last time I had an easter egg hunt I was...7? or maybe 8 haha you're such a cutie
Mar. 19th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
No, we don't have it on the beach, I was callign her a bi-atch.
It's an annual Easter Egg Hunt Race in which we hardboil about 12 eggs, dye and decorate them -
remember from this entry? - and then have a pyjamma clad race through our back yard to find them. It's very competitive and I can't believe she's decided to go away during Easter, that's completely unacceptable. I've thought of getting a stand-in to replace her but they'd have a handicap wehn it comes to the home turf advantage, so I think I'll have to make sure we have the event staged at a later date perhaps. She's not getting out of me winning.
Mar. 18th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
O hay Tegan, I was just wondering which vis comm tute you go to and if you have Tracey... ?

I skipped class this morning because I had to do ~emergency shopping~ under the mistaken impression that I could just show up to the Thursday class only to find that there are, like, 4 Thursday classes. Sigh. Halp.
Mar. 18th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
Actually, I have Stephanie on Fridays at 1PM, but I doubt she'd mind you showing up.
Mar. 18th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
What but I need to prove to Tracey I'm not a useless flake alskdgd
Mar. 17th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Lol, I was a bsc fan, but that's not me. I never really read a lot of Abby books anyway so I didn't like her much. My fav character was Mallory because she was my age and liked reading (back then I used to read a ton). I don't think they were ever "cool" at school, just semi-popular :P

Hmm I read all the Enid Blyton books or close to it, I loved the Famous Five but for some reason refused to go near the Secret Seven. For some reason almost all my favourite children's authors are North American, I think because 80s/90s American kid's books were awesome. Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Gordon Korman, Robert Cormier, Beverly Cleary... has anyone read the Ramona books? They were the best.

I used to read... Encyclopedia Brown, Babysitters Club, the Macdonald Hall books (a series about two best friends at a boys' boarding school, they were hilarious)... oh, and Roald Dahl! Can't forget him :D
Mar. 17th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
omg me too, I never touched the secret seven! I wonder why? Oh yes I forgot about Enid Blyton, they were the best books as well as Roald Dahl :D
Apr. 8th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
I was never into girly books about boys and puberty and fitting in unfortunately u__u;;
I was a huge Roald Dahl fan though.

I loved Puddle Lane when I was four :O I still think their illustrations are awesome.

I read a lot of really *LAME* translated manga like Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, lots of Sailormoon (OMG X___x), Ah My Goddess, Doraemon.. you guys GOTTA read Doraemon.. that artist was my inspiration..
Apr. 9th, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)
Haha I was a big Sailormoon fan as a kid too! Also Doraemon, I used to watch it in Japan and still have a bunch of the comics. I used to like the authors other stuff more though lol
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