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Slappy birthday & memory returns

Months and months before her birthday, one of my long-time best friends (ironically a non-reader) knew she wanted to see the Goosebumps movie as part of the festivities for her big 3-1. All the cool kids were reading R.L. Stine’s books back in the day. Including us. The movie was actually a lot better than […]

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October 27, 2015 - 1:52 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - I don’t really have a lot to say but I loved this post. It reminded me fondly of the BSC books I owned from Scholastic book fair (numbers 1 through 55 for sure if not more!) and the odyssey I dragged my mom on (at least two toy stores) to get my Claudia BSC doll which I still own.

It’s funny how as children we often find things that don’t even have names when we discover them. I didn’t have a newspaper as a kid but I wrote a couple of epic thinly veiled remixes of . . . Emily of New Moon and A Wizard of Earthsea. I think of them as my first and only attempts at fan fiction.

October 20, 2015 - 3:25 pm

Alexa S. - I loved reading Goosebumps and many other series as a child! They’re definitely a big part of my life, even until now, and I love that. I love that books still remain at the forefront of things important to me, and I love that other people feel the same way. Loved reading this, E!

October 20, 2015 - 9:24 am

Leah - Matt isn’t a reader. At all. Yet he is passionate about Goosebumps. I was (and still am) massively in love with reading and gobbled up practically everything I could get my hands on as a child…apart from Goosebumps. For some reason I was never interested in reading them despite my friends’ love for the series. A few years ago Matt had a cold and was convinced he needed to be on bedrest (men..) Being the wonderful girlfriend I am, I grabbed him a few Goosebumps novels – being sick is the PERFECT time for comfort reads. Not long after I was sick and wanted something to read, but didn’t want to put much thought or effort into it. LONG STORY SHORT, I grabbed one of the books (it was the one about lawn gnomes!) and had a blast.

I’m a decade or two late to the party BUT I can finally say I’ve read a Goosebumps book and I’ve been grabbing them any chance I get!

Top 10 Tuesday: Childhood Favorites

Estelle: A few years ago, I started a ritual with one of my best friends (I’ve known her since kindergarten and in March, she was a bridesmaid in my wedding!). For holidays, we buy each other books we used to read when we were in elementary school. At first it was easy. There were the […]

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December 7, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Jenny - As a 7th grade English teacher I put Kristy’s Great Idea (BSC #1) in my classroom library last year…so excited that they re-released them to look more modern. Sadly, it keeps just sitting there. I read them much earlier than 7th grade and loved them. I was hoping to get some of my lower readers to try it and love it too, but to no avail! They don’t know what they’re missing! Love,love, love them!! Corduroy is also such a favorite, and I had forgotten about Anastasia. The minute you mentioned her dad I remembered how much I loved them!

December 6, 2011 - 8:46 pm

Michele//Just a Lil Lost - Oh BSB…. such a classic series… I’d love to dig ’em back out and read through some again!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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December 6, 2011 - 6:22 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I was a huge fan of the Babysitters Club! I collected all the books, including the mystery and special editions. My favorite was always Stacey but my friends insisted I was Mary-Anne, haha.

I also loved the Anastasia Krupnik series, Wayside School and Charlotte’s Web. But my favorite that you’ve included on your list is Walk Two Moons! I totally forgot about that book *sheepish smile* but now that you’ve reminded me, I remember it so well!

December 6, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Jana - I haven’t read pretty much everything you have on your list! I heard about them growing up, though, but was never interested in reading any of them. Haha. I read a few of the Babysitters Club, and Dawn was also my favorite. I think a teacher read one of the Wayside School books to me, but I’m not sure. What a fun list!

– Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl

December 6, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Michelle - We do have a lot of the same titles on our list! I also loved the character of Dawn in BSC- and I too wanted to be just as cool as Claudia and Stacey. Wayside School and Corduroy did not make my list, but I sure loved those books.

PS. Your blog design is really lovely and elegant 🙂