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Cheylana
04-01-2011, 08:12 PM
I wasn't allowed to babysit until I was 13. I made up for lost time though, and spent an inordinate number of hours watching rugrats and making :bribe: hand over fist. (Or at least I thought it was big money back then, lol.)

Yeah, the whole "never aging" thing in the various series bugged....

Oh, I just remembered another series: Anyone read The Girls of Canby Hall books? It followed three roommates at an all-girls boarding school in...New England maybe? Dana, Shelley and Faith, I think those were the names.

Those girls were allowed to age, and they eventually were replaced by three new roommates.

nerdycool
04-01-2011, 08:21 PM
If you decide to part with them, there's a chance I might be interested in some of the BSC books. (Watch me amass the entire collection for a hypothetical future daughter and then end up having sons.)I'll keep that in mind!

But please note, my parents live in another state and the soonest they may visit is this summer. If they don't come, I'll get them at Christmas. And then I have to re-read everything :) So it'll be a while!

aka_gerbil
04-01-2011, 09:18 PM
I'll keep that in mind!

But please note, my parents live in another state and the soonest they may visit is this summer. If they don't come, I'll get them at Christmas. And then I have to re-read everything :) So it'll be a while!

We've got some time. I still need to meet a nice guy, get married, have a daughter, and wait for her to be old enough to read the BSC books. :lol:

nerdycool
04-01-2011, 09:30 PM
:lol:

I suppose we do have some time then!

meggonzo
04-02-2011, 12:46 AM
was anyone else into Christopher Pike's books? Remember Me, Whisper of Death, Road to Nowhere, Fall into Darkness... love them!!

Lara
04-02-2011, 01:28 AM
Oh, no!!! Anyone remember the book The Against Taffy Sinclair Club? Where the girls send away for the Milo Venus Bust Developer?! :D

Omg yes!!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl: I loved the Fabulous Five too. They were soo jealous of Taffy honestly.

And I read Christopher Pike too. My oldest friend still has her collection.

Anyone remember Lois Duncan? I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Third Eye, Don't Look Behind You...

LuckyCharm
04-02-2011, 01:43 AM
was anyone else into Christopher Pike's books? Remember Me, Whisper of Death, Road to Nowhere, Fall into Darkness... love them!!

Oh hell yeah!!!!!! The Final Friends series, See You Later, Slumber Party, the list goes on and on. I think I had moved on by the time he started his vampire series, but I hear they're really good. If you haven't, you should check out the handful of adult books he's done. They're longer, and feature grown-ups rather than oversexed teens, but the general vibe is still the same.

I too enjoyed my share of Lois Duncan, and I had completely forgotten about the existence of Taffy Sinclair, but it's all coming back to me thanks to this thread.

On that note, did anyone else read Richard Peck, particularly the Blossom Culp books? Loved those.

meggonzo
04-02-2011, 03:00 AM
I have read a couple of Pike's adult books. He had one that came out a few years ago called Falling. It was pretty good, but kinda gruesome in parts. I also found some of his other adult titles at a used book store last summer - Season of Passage and the Cold One. The Season of Passage was ok, but I guess I was expecting more? I actually really liked the Cold One. There was supposed to be a sequel but he never wrote it. :(

meggonzo
04-02-2011, 03:07 AM
I don't remember Taffy Sinclair, but Fabulous Five sounds familiar. I remember I had a book where there were two competing groups and the one group had found some clubhouse and then they had to compete in a Tug-of-war against the other group to see who would win it. Is that Fabulous Five??

I also read some of the Little Gymnasts and Pen Pals and later on Freshman Dorm.

Is it too embarrassing to admit that I bought a bunch of Sweet Valley/BSC/Pike books a few years back on ebay??

HeatherC
04-02-2011, 05:20 AM
I remember Christopher Pike too. I read all his books for a while and then I think I either lost interest or he had too much of a gap in between two of them and I forgot about them. They were really good and I'm intrigued now to find out that he wrote adult books too. For some reason I thought he only wrote young adult books, LOL :lol:

A friend of mine read the SV Confidential book this week and she mentioned on FB that she was majorly disappointed with it. She was upset about this too and that is definitely a bummer to hear this from her as she and I have very similar tastes in just about everything. Considering the fact that I didn't read the Senior Year series of SVH books and didn't even finish the SVH series when they were still juniors in HS (I went to college and aside from reading a most of the college ones, I never had time for fun reading), I should probably skip reading this new book. :( I have a feeling I might be confused by some of the newer characters and quite frankly, I don't know if I really want all my childhood memories of those books ruined by Francine Pascal making Liz and Jessica meet up hardcore with too much reality, LOL :shuffle:

BTW-I read BSC books too but I didn't discover those until I was all ready way into my teens so I outgrew those really fast. They are cute books though. Stacey was my fave. :)

LuckyCharm
04-02-2011, 10:58 AM
The YA stuff is definitely Pike's bread and butter.

Fans are very :confused: about the sequel to The Cold One. It's not like it was just a rumor. They actually published an excerpt. Talk about a tease. It must be going on 2 decades now. I guess it ain't gonna happen, but you never know with authors. That muse could speak to him at any moment.

Lara
04-02-2011, 12:09 PM
I don't remember Taffy Sinclair, but Fabulous Five sounds familiar. I remember I had a book where there were two competing groups and the one group had found some clubhouse and then they had to compete in a Tug-of-war against the other group to see who would win it. Is that Fabulous Five??

I also read some of the Little Gymnasts and Pen Pals and later on Freshman Dorm.

Is it too embarrassing to admit that I bought a bunch of Sweet Valley/BSC/Pike books a few years back on ebay??

I don't remember a tug of war for a clubhouse, but there were definitely two competing groups in the Fabulous Five (that was in middle school/jr. high - Taffy Sinclair was mostly elementary school and she was phased out afterward, iirc she became an actress so was away a lot). So I guess it could have happened.

I just remembered another series - Sleepover Friends! I mostly remember one character named Patti who was shy, and the sophisticated Stephanie who was from "the city" and liked some specific color combo - I think red, white and black?

There was also another series where one of the girls did West Side Story - I surprised my Dad by knowing half the lines before ever actually seeing the movie. :lol: Will have to remember which one that was...

Cyn
04-02-2011, 12:20 PM
Omg yes!!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl: I loved the Fabulous Five too. They were soo jealous of Taffy honestly.

And I read Christopher Pike too. My oldest friend still has her collection.

Anyone remember Lois Duncan? I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Third Eye, Don't Look Behind You...

Summer of Fear was one of my favorite Lois Duncan books :respec: . I'll never forget how CBS made an absolutely horrid TV movie out of it starring Linda Blair :yikes: .

Karina1974
04-02-2011, 01:23 PM
I too enjoyed my share of Lois Duncan, and I had completely forgotten about the existence of Taffy Sinclair, but it's all coming back to me thanks to this thread.

On that note, did anyone else read Richard Peck, particularly the Blossom Culp books? Loved those.

Yes, this is a good thread! Reminds me of when I was a kid, and I would walk or ride my bike over to the neighborhood library, come home with a big stack of YA paperbacks and have them all read by halfway to the due date.

I remember Blossom Culp as, thanks to watching silent movies, I've always had a fascination with life during that time period. Ghosts I Have Been was my favorite.

mackiecat
04-02-2011, 01:37 PM
May I ask why the twins have only aged to the 20's- what have they got that we don't have?:lol:-cause I grew up reading SWH and I am NOT in my 20's anymore???