You have a point, Pennylane, about resales. People do that a lot, with books and all kinds of other things too. Thanks to Ebay it's a pretty reasonable assumption when someone buys something that doesn't quite match her demographic!
Post by Karen Brewer on May 5, 2008 14:28:46 GMT -5
I think I got preoccupied with other things, though I'm really not sure exactly why I stopped reading them. I stopped seeing them in bookstores too. Some time last year I got to thinking of them again, and I'm now more obsessed with them then I ever was. ;D
The bracelet did not seem expensive to me, but what do I know about good jewelry? We called the article "Charlie's Five Dollar Bracelet".--Karen's Newspaper
Post by sweetvalleygirl99 on May 5, 2008 15:57:44 GMT -5
I stopped reading BSC around 6th or 7th grade, I'm not sure which one, because it was getting harder to find BSC books in bookstores and although my mom always let me order books from amazon and Borders and stuff they would take forever to come and I would run out of things to read waiting for them. Plus, shipping had become too expensive and my mom was using her credit card to order the books so I just stopped asking to order them (with the exception of my birthday and Christmas). This was also around the time I got into SVJH (Sweet Valley Junior High), which eventually led me into the whole world of Sweet Valley.
Post by sparklymouse on May 5, 2008 19:27:40 GMT -5
I stopped in sixth grade with Stacey's Big Crush being the last one I bought/read. I had been at the bookstore every month to get the new ones from Jessi's Babysitter up to that one, so I considered myself to be a pretty hardcore fan up to that point. I stopped for a few reasons. #1, my bff at the time (who didn't read anything that wasn't required) came over one day, saw my massive collection on my bookshelf, and said "You like Babysitters Club?" in a tone that meant "Why am I friends with you, dorky loser?" #2, my mom and sister yelled at me every month for buying and reading things way below my reading level (even though a lot of my BSC books were hand-me-downs from the older sis, who bought them until she was 15 ). #3, as I got into jr. high, I had more homework and didn't feel like reading much of anything in my spare time. #4, I really was getting bored with BSC, although reading them now I think there were just a few duds in the mid 60s because I've enjoyed plenty once I got past those. I started re-reading about three years ago when I found the BSC thread on the old Fametracker board.
Hi murderedmymuse, I'm the poster who rambles a lot!
Post by starlett2010 on May 5, 2008 23:58:09 GMT -5
I stopped reading them after I became "too old" for the children's section at the library and I became embarassed to check them out...probably around 13 or 14....I reread all the BSC books I had for a loooong time until I found these boards and the livejournal communities a few months back.