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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2016-05-22 09:56 am

Read Through: BSC #4 - Mary Anne Saves the Day




Mary Anne Saves the Day

MARY ANNE'S ON HER OWN. CAN SHE TAKE CHARGE?



Welcome to the discussion post for week four! Don't panic if you haven't finished Mary Anne Saves the Day yet - we're all in different time zones, so things will be a little bit staggered. The post doesn't have an expiry date on it, so just comment whenever you're ready.

This is the post to discuss your reading of Mary Anne Saves the Day.

What was your favourite part? What was your least favourite part? Any memorable quotes you'd like to share? What had you forgotten about since the last time this book was read? If someone wrote a fic set during the timeline of this fic, what should they write?

There are no mandatory questions or points of discussion for this - anything you want to talk about in relation to this week's book, go ahead!








Next week's book is BSC #5 - Dawn and the Impossible Three.
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[personal profile] primeideal 2016-05-23 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
This book is for the real Claire and Margo, Claire DuBois Gordon and Margo Méndez-Peñate Margo Méndez-Peñate is a grown-up and Googleable now.

Dad hates when people say yeah. He also hates shut up, hey, gross, retarded, and a long list of other words that creep into my vocabulary whenever I’m not around him.) This is an interesting mix of register/offense levels! :p

We sat down and bowed our heads while Dad said grace. At the end, just before the “Amen,” he asked God to watch over Alma. (Alma is my mother.) He does that before every meal, as far as I know, and sometimes I think he overdoes things. After all, my mother has been dead for almost eleven years. I bless her at night before I go to sleep, and it seems to me that that ought to be enough. I like having this quiet, off-the-cuff portrayal of religious characters.

(What’s an ascot?) My reaction exactly!

Actually, they’re really good kids, but their parents have raised them liberally (according to my father), and without batting an eye, they do things I’d never dream of. For instance, Claire sometimes takes off her clothes and runs around the house naked. No one pays a bit of attention. After a while, she just puts her clothes back on. Also, although each of the kids has to be in bed at a specific time, none of them has to turn out the light and go to sleep until he or she feels like it. As long as they’re in bed, they can stay up as late as they want. And they don’t have to eat any food they don’t like. I feel like this is only in part "they're less strict than Mary Anne's dad" (probably true) and more "you have to pick your battles with eight kids"?

“Chuck Norris!” yelled Adam and Jordan. What the heck, Chuck Norris was a thing at the time this book was written?! Oh man.

The doctor will be here soon, though, and he’ll help you feel better. He or she, I mean. Even in the midst of all this Mary Anne still tries to encourage the toddler that women can be doctors too!
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[personal profile] isabelquinn 2016-05-24 10:14 am (UTC)(link)
I love that for every book so far (I think?) every dedication has been to someone with a character named after them <3

(Anonymous) 2016-05-24 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
What the heck, Chuck Norris was a thing at the time this book was written?! Oh man.

I would say he was in his prime at that point? It was before Walker Texas Ranger, but he was in a lot of movies in the 80s.

(Anonymous) 2016-05-26 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Also, hey! I just noticed this. Your book has Alma's name? Mine says Abigail.
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[personal profile] primeideal 2016-05-27 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah! This isn't a hard copy, I got access to an electronic version.
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[identity profile] redsilverchains.livejournal.com 2016-05-28 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
-Re: the word, I was thinking that Richard is right to hate "retarded" but the rest are pretty inoffensive!

-I like having this quiet, off-the-cuff portrayal of religious characters.
I like this too! It reminds me of one of the Super Mysteries where they all went to church together on Christmas.
Though I do wonder how they they dealt with this when he married Sharon.

-Chuck Norris before he got memetic!

-Even in the midst of all this Mary Anne still tries to encourage the toddler that women can be doctors too!
It made me grin a lot. And she was right and the doctor turned out to be a lady!