In my middle school years, I was a volunteer at the public library in town. I would get off the bus at the library and stay for a few hours, normally returning home with 3 or 4 books to read for the next couple of weeks. The Baby-Sitters Club was one of my reading staples at that time. I moved on from them to the Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley High books and then on to Nancy Drew. I even read a few Hardy Boys books.
Because of the sometimes spookiness of the Nancy Drew stories, I found myself looking through the 'Ghosts' section of the library while placing books back on the shelf that had just been returned. I, then, picked up the very book that really got me into reading more and more ghost stories. It was titled The Haunted By Robert Curran. It was a true story and it scared the living daylights out of me as an eleven-or twelve-year-old girl. I loved it!
While looking through the book section at Walmart the other day, I noticed The Baby-Sitters Club have new covers. I am both excited and saddened by that. Excited because a whole new generation will get to experience those books (I am hoping to get my eight-year-old daughter started on them and Nancy Drew) and saddened because I like the original covers better. Of course, I am biased. They are a form of nostalgia for me.
I just wanted to share with you some of the books I loved as a kid. I don't have a lot of time to do posts other than my reviews (and I need to work on that!) but I thought this would be a good start. Once a reader, always a reader!