I loved the Baby-Sitters Club when I was a kid. Every time I went to the mall Waldenbooks (which was a pretty big occasion, since the closest mall was 45 minutes away from my small town), I would race to the back to see if there was a new book out.
When I was in fifth grade, I had a "BSC week" where I dressed up like each of the five main girls. On the last day I was Claudia (because she was my favorite), and I wore a big, floppy hat.
(Here's a tip: Do not wear big, floppy hats while riding your bike. It is quite likely that you will be riding along with your head tilted down, trying to keep the hat from blowing off your head, and you will slam into a parked car. It's cool; I was fine, the car was fine, and I feel like I learned a valuable lesson about bike safety.)
Anyway, if you ever loved BSC enough to put your life in danger for no good reason, then you'll love BSC Headquarters. Tiff is blogging her way through each of the BSC books, in no particular order - I can't wait to read what she thinks about my favorite book, #3, The Truth About Stacey.
But so far, my favorite recap is definitely #52, Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies. It includes some real gems, like:
I get wicked sick of all the "Oh, we all eat normal, and Dawn eats like a fucking freak!"
And the older girls get all pissy with Jessi and Mal, cause they just don't get being an egg parent. Shut up!
MA and Logan turn in a 32 page single-spaced typed report, causing their teacher to swear. A lot. In my mind.
And she mentions whenever the BSCers' clothes are described in lurid, horrifying detail - especially Claudia's:
Ooh! Claud clothes: "A typical Claudia outfit might include a sequined shirt, stirrup pants (maybe black), low black boots, [Wait! How can anyone tell they're stirrups if she's wearing boots?] dangly turquoise earrings, and ribbons woven through tiny braids in her hair. And she wouldn't forget sparkly nail polish." [Bitch! That's totally Stacey's thing!] I love that the pants just may be black, but no one's quite sure.
(Crossposted at Popography)
(Wow, a via and a crosspost? I'm such a total blogger!)