Oh hey, we finally got around to book 2 in our epic re-read of all The Baby-Sitters Club books. And since I'm in Vermont visiting my parents, I dug out the actual dog-eared copy I first read circa 1991. Pictures below, of course.
A few things Riley and I discussed in our text message convo of this book and subsequent Baby-Sitters Club Club podcast:
-Small business ownership in the 7th grade
-Why X never equals the same thing twice
-Everything that is wrong with education in America
-The Claudia Kishi School for Kids Who Can't Find Adverbs Good
-The brilliance of Ann M. Martin (I suspect we will discuss this after reading every book)
-The brilliance of Janine Kishi
-The brilliance of The Baby-Sitters Club Club podcast
-Power struggles in seventh grade relationships of the 1990s era versus now
-My text messaging issues
-Root beer barrels
(P.S. I have zero idea why the first photo in this slideshow is so much smaller than all the rest. Zero. Sorry, team.)
It's the moment you've all been waiting for: Riley and I finally finished reading and texting incessantly about the book and BSCC podcast for Kristy's Great Idea.
Yes, that's right. We read the book. We listened to the Baby-Sitters Club Club podcast. We discussed important topics such as the patriarchy, post-modernism, and whether or not "save it" is a phrase in definite need of revival. We also briefly conversed regarding whether sheep are "in."
I doubt all our re-reading conversations will be this long or this involved. But hey, it was the first book of the series. We had a lot of ground to cover. Lots of nostalgia was involved.
And so, without further adieu, I give you: the first installment of Riley and Johanna Re-Read Stuff, via slideshow., Here's our entire text conversation as we re-read the first book of the seminal classic series The Baby-Sitters Club, listened to the aforementioned podcast, and then basically texted both the book and podcast to death.
I like to think Billy Collins would be proud.
(P.S. There may be just the occasional tweet in here that has nothing to do with The Baby-Sitters Club. I.e. "Episode five will change your life" is in regards to something else entirely. Sorry; I suck at photo editing.)
(P.P.S. Points to anyone else who also tagged "sheep are in" as the most important line of this book. )
(P.P.P.S Because we all remember that the BSC loved to use the multiple post-scripts. If any of you have thoughts on the slideshow format, lemme know. I'm sure not married to it. I'm not married to anyone or anything except Travis Parkhurst, and everything else, including a slideshow of text messages, is up for immediate dismissal should said dismissal be deemed appropriate.)