^ A rest for my brain is another reason I like to read them. I'm constantly finding things that improve my mood in the BSC books, too. I like the girls' outlook on life in a world that sometimes seems so negative and like such a crummy place that it depresses me.
Post by booboobrewer on Nov 15, 2007 9:50:03 GMT -5
I have an exam this morning so I'll probably find a book to read to unwind later And agreed with everyone about the books being simple fun, a form of nostalgia, etc. I've been attached to the characters for so long that it's just fun to come here and discuss all kinds of different things about them.
Post by firecausesburns on Feb 17, 2008 4:20:52 GMT -5
I love the comfort factor in them. I've been reading the books since I was really young and I've pretty much memorised some of my favourites (I honestly think I can recite 'Goodbye Stacey, Goodbye'). Also I love the friendship between the girls. I love the way they always looked out for each other. I was a bit of a Mallory when I was younger, and I always wanted a Jessi to keep me sane.
I think my favourite thing about the BSC is the comforting familiarity of it. I've reread them so many times now, and know them rather well, that picking one up and reading it is like going home. No surprises, just wonderful comfort. And, er, the food.
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I agree with something that everyone has posted. They bring me back to a time of innocence, and happiness-my childhood. I love the strong friendships, and loving families, and community spirit. And also the vacations. So many wonderful things that I missed out on a lot of the time, and its nice that the books just let you escape from the worries of now. I will never get rid of my BSC books. Or I'll pass them down to a family member, and just hope that the things in the books that brought me joy will for others as well, even decades and generations later.
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Post by otempora541 on Apr 14, 2009 14:19:31 GMT -5
When I was reading the BSC books for the first time (at the ripe old age of... 12?) I always thought that this could've been an alternate childhood if I was born (or didn't spend nine years in Israel) in America. Good friends, baby sitting, harmless adventures, and no one misunderstands you because your English is still rough.
Now, at almost 20, I am reading the books and I still like the friendships of the BSC girls (Stacey still kept in touch with them in NY, and she only left the club for four books) and that life at 13 is simpler then now, but still as complicated.