Post by wanderingfrog on Mar 14, 2020 16:59:25 GMT -5
There haven't been any that I haven't been able to get through. I haven't read every single one of the LS books or the Kids in Miss Colman's Class books, but I have read everything else in the BSC-verse, and since it only takes about 10 minutes to read a KiMCC book, I imagine that even if I get around to one that is super boring or annoying, I'll read the whole thing anyway. I don't mind wasting the 10 minutes. In general I love the BSC, and when there's a book that I think is a real stinker, I'll read it anyway so I can complain about it or poke fun at it. A book that I don't like obviously isn't going to get as many rereads as a book that I do like, though!
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Listen-through Progress: #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary (November 1989)
I mean, I was always aware of the no contractions in LS, but it never stopped me from finishing the stories. Did you begin reading them as a child or an adult?
Yeah, me neither. My head just reads the contractions, even though they're not there. I think it's just Karen's "voice". I expect the lack of contractions is something she learned to do for her academic writing in school, and because she's seven, she does it for everything else, too. I wish there were Little Sister books other than Karen. There are blood-related little sisters of the BSC. I'd actually like it if they did all female siblings, including older. I'd kind of like to see a Janine chapter and find out how she writes. Of course, that would be tricky because she often speaks in a complicated way, so her thoughts might be even harder to write down. But for example, I'd like to see Charlotte write. I bet she'd be able to use contractions correctly.
"We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates, "Psycho"