I think I was about 10 I started reading babysitters club and about 15, when I stopped reading. I think I just got a little bit bored of them. As a teenager, I sorta "grew out" of reading for a while. Now I'm 20 and I've started picking BSC books to read again.
I read The BSC from grade 1-4 or5 and I was in a book store that was closing down and saw #1 decided to re-read it just for fun now I have almost the whole collection I keep telling myself I am collecting for my daughter , she is only 1 and a half lol , but I think everyone who loves the BSC as much as I do knows the truth ,sigh I love the old memories
Post by inconstant heart on Jul 14, 2008 5:40:12 GMT -5
^ Same here, although I was also partly motivated by the idea that I should be reading more 'adult' stuff. So now I do that, and when I get sick of them, I go back to the BSC and keep flip-flopping all the time.
I actively read the books from about age 8-13. I stopped when I became too embarassed to even walk into the children's section of the bookstore or library. I ended up moving on to non-fiction like history, astronomy, and physics books.
Around the time I stopped, my mom thought they were too childish for me to keep, but I couldn't bear to part with them, so they sat in a box in the basement for years. She eventually had me give them away to the library, but I hung on to my favorites. I recently moved out of her house and began re-reading the old favorites I had kept. Now without my mom's disapproval and now being able to afford to buy the books online, I'm re-discovering my love of the BSC.
I stopped reading the BSC books some time in high school, don't really remember when. By the time Abby rolled around I simply felt they were now just milking the series. The non progressing timeline was starting to wear thin. The BSC series began to expand to much, with Mysteries, Super Specials and other related books. It wasn't feasible to keep up with every new book being released one after the other. I didn't really care for Abby and I didn't feel the same for Mary Anne after her makeover. She was my favorite character and they gave her a bowlcut and changed her. She just wasn't the same character I adored.
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Post by mallorypike on Aug 5, 2017 18:10:36 GMT -5
I never outgrew the BSC lol! I started reading it when I was 9 and I'm 21 and hadn't ever stopped. That being said, I lost quite a few copies of the books around age 12 then my mom made me donate the other books I still had around age 13 because she thought they were too childish for me (thanks, Mom, I now have to recollect all the books!). I got reunited with the BSC at age 17 shortly after I joined this boards.
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