Post by merrymelody on Jun 10, 2020 14:41:40 GMT -5
I don't worry about age. Plenty of men have hobbies focused around comic book characters etc. and it's considered acceptable; it's ridiculous that people expect every woman over 25 to idk, knit and do taxes? I think theres a lot of value to rediscovering the books and other media you enjoyed in your childhood.
I just turned 21, I started reading the books at age 7 and I don't think I'll ever 'grow out' of them, since I grew up with them. I bought some of my copies (both little sister and BSC) brand new at a chain bookstore even though that would have been about '09 and the publication date listed in the books is '97. To be honest, I didn't realise that the books were 10-20 years older than me until I was older. They are the ultimate nostalgia for me and very comforting. I study literature at Uni and am interested in all kinds of literature including children's. I don't think any of us are 'too old' for the BSC.
I wondered whether flies have families. I wondered whether flies have family reunions, because family reunions are almost always picnics, and at a flies’ picnic, how could you tell the guest flies from the regular, uninvited flies who just want to land on the food for a while? ~ Claudia
I'm 20! I started reading the 2010 reprints, (When I was 10, also in 2010. Haha) I owned Kristy's Great Idea, and would get The Summer Before from the library a lot. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that BSC was from the 80s-90s, so when I couldn't find anymore of the 2010 variants of the books, I gave up reading them. When I was 15 I realized that they were an older series, and got it into my mind to look for them so I could finish it up. Later that year at a library book sale, I got a ton of them and I've been hooked ever since! I don't think you can really be too old for books, there's still a ton of juvenile and young adult series that I read. Most of the time they make more sense than adult books and there's a lot more women kid's books writers and I honestly prefer most women's writing styles to most men's (No offense to men, just my personal opinion) I love J/YA books from the 80s and 90s, so there's a lot of those that I read, some that I started as a teen or adult and some that I read as a kid. I like Sweet Valley High (Which I started as a teen), Dear America (Read since I was a kid), American Girl (Since I was a kid), and Apple/Point/Troll/Avon/Whatever other paperback YA books like that (Since I was a teen). I think you should really read just whatever you want to. That's one thing I like about being an adult is that I can literally read anything, there's nothing I'm too young or old for. Haha