I guess this one's not too popular for discussion, or maybe not too many people have read it. I was reading it yesterday and there's a bit where Karen goes through the cabin yelling and banging on a pot lid with a wooden spoon early in the morning and waking everyone up. She didn't even get in trouble for it. It really stood out to me as an example of Karen acting like a complete brat and everyone thinking it's somehow cute.
I liked that Keegan from Karen's Ski Trip showed up again. I always like when minor characters come back instead of a different one-book character being invented.
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Post by virgoscorpio on Apr 15, 2011 17:47:30 GMT -5
^ I never thought of that, scrounge, but you're right. I am surprised that the worms got as far as they did! I would have expected them to all be in the bathroom sink cupboard -- especially if it's kept closed.
I liked how, originally, it was an all-girls-trip-plus-Watson. I like that Kristy and Mary Anne are in the book a lot.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
I wonder what lives in the lake since Watson also saw something unexplained in the lake. I find it hard to believe that when Karen, Hannie and Nancy were fishing that the fish liked the bait they used such as acorns, cheese, apples and popcorn. I have to reread Karen's Ski Trip since Keegan is in that book and it's been a while since I read that book.
Finally, a BSC-related book about Father's Day. I didn't think there was such a thing. The only thing I didn't care for about this story besides all the fishing (I loved Karen's fish, though) was that no one thought to invite Richard for Father's Day. That made me sad. I was proud of Karen though for asking her parents to invite the Dawes and Papadakises and loved when Nannie, David Michael, Sam, and Charlie, showed up, too. This book was a welcome change (I know I am in the very minority on this) for me in terms of getting to read a bit of the families on vacation with just each other. Kristy and MA's "A-Lure-Ing," Earring business was funny--Claud would have been proud.
Post by booboobrewer on Apr 13, 2013 14:52:45 GMT -5
No one thought Karen banging on the pot was cute; they were grumpy about it. I'd probably be glad to be woken up anyway, wouldn't want to discover any worms on my pillow
Funny how now Karen thinks it's Hannie and Nancy who are selfish for not wanting to hang out with other friends over the summer.
I liked this book a lot. I like fishing. The meal they had with the corn on the cob, green beans, baked potatoes, cornbread and cobbler sounded super good.
Kristy and Mary Anne making and selling jewelry does not sound like them at ALL and I thought that was a lame side plot. I can't see the women in town wearing fishing lures on their ears out to the lodge. Buying them from teenaged girls, sure, but wearing them?
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels
Just finished reading this story for Father's Day. Still love Karen's "fish" and even though ITA with others of you that the a-lure-ing earrings may have come out of nowhere, it was a funny and clever Kristy and MA idea. I would have very much enjoyed a Stoneybrook chapter about Nannie, Sam, and Charlie, also David Michael at Adventure Land with the Hsus--that was sure kind of them to take him. I wonder if that was supposed to be Disneyland or maybe a combo of DL and Magic Mountain. ETA: I noticed again the car arrangements going back home to Stoneybrook were: Nannie, Elizabeth, Emily, Kristy and MA (that makes sense), Nancy's parents with Danny, Hannie's parents with Sari, Charlie, Sam, DM, and Linny, and Watson with the three M's. Nice of all the adults to make the ride back easier and probably more fun for the kids that way. Lol, I realize doing so probably made it easier on the grown ups, too.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a good Sunday and were able to share it with your dad or grandpa or someone else special to you.
I'thought, I wouldn't enjoy reading this book. But, I enjoy it. The funniest part was Karen catching a baseball glove on Father's Day. It had me laughing.
I'm scared of fish. (Expect sharks. They don't bother me.) It's the other fish. Like bass, trout, tropical fish & etc.... Can be real, fake, live, dead, or something made out of fish. If, I see them in a fish tank. I quickly go by it. So far, I haven't had a fish land on my lap. I'll probably froze, if a fish land on my lap. In movies or TV shows when show fish, on the screen. I'll curl my toes until the fish scene is finished.
I want go to Shadow Lake. That place sounds like fun.
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Post by wanderingfrog on Aug 4, 2020 16:23:29 GMT -5
I just read this book for the first time and really liked it, although it doesn't actually have a plot. I just enjoyed reading about Karen's vacation because it all sounded like so much fun, and Karen catching a baseball glove while fishing was very funny. It would get boring if all the books didn't have real storylines and were just about Fun Things Karen Did, but it's nice to have a book like this once in a while.
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