I love any LS book that I can relate to, which is actually most of them. ;D These usually even help me deal with issues and problems in my life by leading me to recognize them. Therapy through the LS books. ;D . Karen’s Nanny is one that I just read and loved because of how much I can see myself doing the same things. Karen’s Christmas Carol also made me feel a lot better at Christmastime when I felt guilty about not being in the “Christmas spirit.”
Post by sillybillygoogoo on Oct 27, 2008 16:37:23 GMT -5
"Karen's Ghost", and "Karen's Goodbye" were my favorites. Ben brewer scared me, and I was fascinated with Amanda Delaney's world. I like "Karen's New Year", and "Island Adventure" too. I liked the interactions between Kristy and Karen in the series.
"Love makes you feel weird.
At least, I think it was love that was making me feel weird. It could have been all the candy I ate at breakfast."-Karen
Post by firecausesburns on Feb 23, 2009 23:44:10 GMT -5
Karen's Sleepover, Karen's Two Families, Karen's Island Adventure and Karen's Magic Garden, but there were a lot that I liked. I think those four are my choices, but I'll undoubtedly remember another one I love as soon as I post this.
I deleted my original post (I was the last one) from months ago and am starting over. Last night I read one of my very favorite LS books, Karen's Unicorn and that got me thinking what really are my favorite (favorite) LS stories. I added in the second "favorite" because I have come to enjoy and love most all of them, particularly the Holiday stories. I have become much more of a Karen fan (still don't like how her character was shown in a lot of the BSC books but in the LS stories she is much fuller and more genuine) and Andrew is so cute and now one of my favorites of the kids. ETA: For me, it is actually easier to think of a top ten (or even 20+ ) list for BSC books than it is for LS. Is that true for anyone else? Maybe I will go find that BSC thread later and see if my choices are still the same, though I really do need to do a series re-read.
My favorite LS book for one scene, is Karen's Angel. I say this only for the brief moment when Andrew shares that Miss Jewel has called him an angel. It is reminder to me of how blessed I am to have angels in my own life. The story itself and Watson in particular! I'm not a big fan of. I thought it was horrible how he expected his two young children to both find and buy an expensive ornament not to mention play for the broken one. I could go on but won't. My very favorite LS book overall is still Karen's Wish. I love how Karen and Nancy shared holidays and that we got to see specifics of both their families celebrating and even Grandma B. I did also cheer when Nannie came home in time for Christmas and thought it was very sweet how much that meant to Karen. Seasonal LS stories mean a more to me (in a different way) than the others and one reason is because I love how excited the kids are and often time Seth is right there with them, enjoying the spirit of things and I am a big Seth fan anyway.
As Afton shared above, I have very much come to appreciate and enjoy how LS books can help make me feel better, bring some cheer, or just relate to something going on in my life. One day when I do own all the LS books I probably will fit them in with my BSC timeline and read in order with the BSC books but after that, I think it will be more meaningful to read either by season or as needed/thought about.
I am thankful to have all 12 KIMCC books and truly enjoy all of them especially Second Grade Baby (adventures of Buzzy the Bear), Science Fair (Bobby and Henrietta), and Author Day with Ricky was cute outside of how Ms. Colman reacted to R's not wanting to read. I won't get into that again. I just loved reading about the book the kids wrote.
I actually like a lot of the LS books, even if it's been years since I read them. Ones that stand out for me are Karen, Hannie and Nancy the Three Musketeers (not sure if I have the name order right) and there is another one when Karen goes to one of Nancy's Hanukkah celebrations and Nancy celebrates Christmas with Karens family. There was also Karen's Tea party. I know there are a lot more, I was hooked on the LS series even if I was a little old for them. Although you can say the same about BSC now (although at the time I was the right age group for BSC) I know there is one about Karen's Kite as well that I enjoyed. I think that's when Natalie stayed with Karens family and Karen was kind of mean to her.
Post by mallorypike on Jan 13, 2014 17:52:41 GMT -5
I haven't read much of the LS books. I only own at least...eight or nine, maybe? However, I adored Karen's Little Sister, Karen's Ghost, and Karen's Granddad (it was sad, yes, but completely relate-able).
~The Babysitters Club. I'm proud to say it was totally my idea, even though the four of us worked it out together~Kristy's Great Idea