Post by Kylie90210 on May 14, 2017 21:02:11 GMT -5
Guys, I am desperate to starta re-read of my SV books, and talk about them on a board. Except the old board I belonged to does not have anyone there anymore. If I created a new SV board similar to this one, would anyone be interested? I know forums are a dying thing, but how else do you find random people who love the same lame stuff as you? I mean cool stuff
Post by wanderingfrog on Jun 26, 2017 16:48:26 GMT -5
I didn't see this post until now, but I'd be interested in a SV board. I don't know how much I have to say about SV books right now, though... I read some of them as a kid, but not a whole lot of them, and although I do own a whole lot of them now (mostly obtained from library sales and flea markets where they were super cheap, plus my local public library branch flat-out giving me all the SVH books they had that I still needed when they were weeding them from the collection a few years ago), I've read very few of the ones that I own. I've just been collecting them but not reading them because it'll bug me to read things out of order. Although I've collected a lot of SV books, since there are absolutely tons of them and a bunch of different series, I still have lots and lots of gaps in my collection.
A SV board would help inspire me to work on collecting and reading more SV, though. There are always some Sweet Valley books whenever I go to Value Village, but I almost never buy any because they cost $1.49 there and I don't want to spend $1.49 each on a stack of books and then get home and find out they're doubles. (Since many of the SV books I own, I haven't read yet, it's really hard to remember which ones I do own because they don't look all that familiar.) I don't mind so much paying ten cents for something at a flea market and finding out it's one I already have. Last year I DID make a master list of which SV books I need -- I've just got to print it out or save it on my phone so I actually have it with me whenever I'm thrift store shopping! It would also be pretty fun to talk about SV when I'd actually be reading a lot of the books for the first time.
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