ozqueen: (BSC: Death Eater Kristy)
ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2013-08-05 08:11 pm

read-through: #1 Kristy's Great Idea









FOUR FRIENDS AND BABY-SITTING - WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN?

Welcome to week one of our BSC read-through! We're kicking things off with BSC book #1, Kristy's Great Idea.

It's actually a brilliant time to start a read-through, as August 2013 marks the 27th anniversary of this very book! Kristy's Great Idea was first published in August 1986.

You can read entirely at your own pace - there won't be any check in or anything through the week, but at some point next weekend I will put up a discussion post. It's not mandatory to participate in the discussion posts - they're just a place for us to squee/snark/love/laugh about things in the book we've just read.

You don't need a Dreamwidth account to participate! If you want to comment on anything, DW supports OpenID, or you can comment without signing in at all as an "anonymous" user. Just keep an eye on the MAIN PAGE of [community profile] stoneybrook and you'll be able to keep up with our latest posts.

Next Monday I will put up a reminder post for the next book in our list.

As for this post, feel free to share a few memories you have of Kristy's Great Idea. Have you read this book before? How long has it been since you read it? What do you remember about it?



THE NEXT FIVE BOOKS IN OUR QUEUE ARE...


#2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls
#3 The Truth About Stacey
#4 Mary Anne Saves the Day
#5 Dawn and the Impossible Three
#6 Kristy's Big Day







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[personal profile] kalloway 2013-08-05 03:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I just picked up my copy from the library about an hour ago!

As for this post, feel free to share a few memories you have of Kristy's Great Idea. Have you read this book before? How long has it been since you read it? What do you remember about it?

It's been more than twenty years so I... really don't remember any particulars.

I'm fairly sure I would have been ~8 years old when I started reading the series and being 13 seemed really far away. And of course, when I got to be 12~13 and I'd get left alone with even one ~7yo, I'd be super-paranoid. I'm sure for people with younger siblings (I'm an only child) like some of the cast, baby-sitting for even babies at 13 would be do-able, but it seemed unrealistic to me once I got to that age. ^^;;
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[personal profile] rubyscarlett 2013-08-05 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I completely agree. I'm a teacher now so parents have to trust me with their kids whether they want to or not but I would never have been given children to supervise when I was thirteen and not even at sixteen.
I was very responsible and extremely serious but Stoneybrook is the textbook definition of the ideal close-knit small town where people don't lock their door to go to the post office which has always seemed unrealistic to me. The bright side of that is that I've been really jealous of the girls' environment, I wish I'd grown up in such a place!
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[personal profile] kalloway 2013-08-05 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I certainly can't imagine me at ~13 dealing with a family like the Pike's or something... (watching ~7yo would be like when I'd stay with a friend for the weekend and she had dance lessons or something - it was an hour or so tops)

I remember having some pretty amazing expectations for babysitting as a teenager, except I never actually got to do it. I lived in a rural area and by the time I was driving, it made far more sense just to get a part-time job.
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[personal profile] luxken27 2013-08-06 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
Squee! =) So excited!

As for this post, feel free to share a few memories you have of Kristy's Great Idea. Have you read this book before? How long has it been since you read it? What do you remember about it?

I have read this book many, many times - I consider the first 10 to be absolute classics and have read most of them so much that I've memorized them. I always liked that this book was told 'after the fact' - very unique, and a fun way to start off the series.

It's probably been about two years since I last read this book. What immediately springs to mind is the scene that launched my OTP ship, but that's because I'm a hapless romantic dork :P
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[personal profile] rubyscarlett 2013-08-09 10:24 am (UTC)(link)
Ooo what's your OTP?
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[personal profile] luxken27 2013-08-09 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Sam/Stacey is my canon ship, and Charlie/Janine is my alt ship. Loves me some Thomas brothers, LOL!! :D
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[personal profile] marycontraria 2013-08-07 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
I just put the first five on my e-reader and I can't wait to get started!! I first read Kristy's Great Idea as an elementary-schooler (probably around grade 4 or 5), and while I think I have read it once or twice since then, it hasn't been for a long long time. :)