Post by somethingelse on Apr 15, 2006 16:03:19 GMT -5
This was the book that introduced me to english muffin pizzas and will therefore remain a good book. The cat mystery was pretty bad, but I agree the rest of the book was good. I love the ending where they go visit Uncle Joe in the nursing home.
Was this the one where Mal finds out that Uncle puts hot sauce on his food because his food is so bland? That was hilarious because everybody thought one thing about him and the opposite turns out to be correct. And Katie (I think) on the cover looked sooo cute.
The food thing was so weird! Why would Mr. and Mrs. Pike just assume Uncle Joe wouldn't eat anything flavorful? Is that a common assumption about older people? They hit 70 and can't handle anything other than plain chicken, mashed potatoes, and steamed cauliflower for dinner?
Post by sotypical42483 on Apr 18, 2006 12:14:09 GMT -5
Im pretty sure this book taught me about english muffin pizzas, too, somethingelse!! Although I'm fairly certain if I'd tried to make them for dinner for my family, the general consesus would've been "thanks, but no thanks."
I want to know why these girls are always making dinner anyway. Mary Anne starts dinner a few times a week for her and her dad in the earlier books, Dawn is always starting dinner for her and her mother, and heaven knows how many times Mal got stuck cooking for her huge family. When I was 13, I had no involvement with cooking dinner beyond suggesting that we have pizza or something.
Yeah the BSC amazes me that they have to make dinner so often. With babysitting, school, homework, making dinner, holding a billion carnivals and their extra activities, how the hell do they ever get time to relax? The cooking thing... I'm 16 and I still can't cook dinner on my own! I can cook some stuff, but nothing like the stuff the BSC comes out with. Also Mary Anne and cooking was a strange issue - she cooks dinner for her Dad all the time, when Dawn and Sharon start ordering food every night instead of cooking for a week, she gets in a strop as she prefers "home cooking Schafer/Spier style" as she put it, making dinner with Dawn being her no. 1 activity.... and yet in other books she says she hates cooking, just like her mum
Post by digigirl02 on Dec 20, 2006 20:33:06 GMT -5
Finished this one last night. It did turn out better, even though the mystery was never actually solved. Oh well. The scene with Nicky and Uncle Joe was cute, especially when Uncle Joe referred to him as "nick"
That was such a sweet scene.
"The Baby-Sitters Club." It's sooooooooooo dibble!