Thursday, September 07, 2006

Ann M. Martin = Genius

Yesterday I finished reading this book:




Which made me sad because like all books that I enjoy, I didn't want it to end. I wish it could have gone on longer than the 536 pages that it was. But no, it had to stop. Why?? WHY??

Then I started thinking about another author that I enjoy greatly - Ann M. Martin. See, her books were great because even when the book did end, you knew that there would be another in the best series ever - The Babysitters Club!! Ahhh, those were great. Real pieces of literary genius. Yesterday I was compelled to look up stuff about the books and I found that there are roughly 200 books in the series, once you include the super specials, mysteries, etc. And of those roughly 200 books, I have read about 160-170ish probably. And most of the books that I haven't read were published after I turned 12 or 13 and decided that I should no longer read them. Thank goodness when I was about 17 I realized that that was a HORRIBLE idea and Erin and I swapped all of our books and refound a lost love. I only wish now that I still had mine. Unfortunately, sometime after high school I sold them all in a rummage sale. What a bad idea. (Unlike Kristy's idea, which was great. Book #1 anyone??)

4 comments:

Melissa said...

lol. I loved those! Next you should read "The Secret Life of Bees," because that's Sept.'s book club book for my group. Next month is mine and I'm doing "Let's Roll," by Lisa Beamer (9/11 Penn. plane crash story and about how she dealt with it). She's a really spritual person and I really enjoyed reading it when it first came out. You should read them so we can have our own Blog-Book Club!- Not that I use my own blog... Anyone could join! Has anyone come up with the Blog Book Club idea? Hmmm, if not I wonder why. I love the idea!

erin said...

Heck yeah! The BSC! And she DID have a great idea! A sure sign of a good book is when you know near-verbatim how the first 2 chapters of the book will start... :-P

shadylady said...

Mom finally chimes in....just thought I'd mention that Ann M. Martin is still very much active as an author with titles for both young girls and young adult girls. My favorite title (not favorite book...just love the title) is The Meanest Doll in the World which is sequel to the earlier Doll People. Even more exciting for you Babysitter Club fans would be that those are now being reissued as graphic novels...the modern day term for book in comic format. #1 has been published and #2 will be available shortly.....

Happy Reading!
Mom
:)

Melissa said...

Yay! I really should read those again...