Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Books we loved

An intern at work shared this awesome site with me: This woman is re-reading all her old Babysitters' Club books and blogging them.

I was too old for the BSC books, but this is a great idea, and I am thisclose to doing the same for freakin' Sweet Valley High.

Hmm, that inspired me to find some Sweet Valley links, and there's some good stuff out there:

--Wikipedia wins points for claiming that a NEW SVH series, about the girls and their friends in their 20s and 30s living in a gated community, has been planned: Sweet Valley Heights. Oh, that sounds like an urban legend, but if so...awesome.

--The above Wikipedia entry also has the best SVH quote ever, from Moe of "The Simpsons": "That is the stupidest story I ever heard, and I read the entire 'Sweet Valley High' series."

--Hmm, looks like my SVH blog idea is already being done: The Sweet Valley Diaries. And here's another one: The Closet Chronicles.

--Dwanollah's Sweet Valley Slam Book remains my favorite SVH online reading. She gives awesome awards such as "Worst Title: That Fatal Night. Um, how was it fatal? No one died. Even Ken Matthews’ eyesight/football dreams didn’t 'die.' Stupidheads."

--By the way, was Winston Egbert gay? (Class clown, tons of friends who were girls, women liked him but didn't LIKE him like him) I always assumed so. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Kel said...

For serious, if they write Sweet Valley Heights, I would so buy it and read it.

SVH was such a big part of my childhood. (Is that pathetic?) And I always wanted Elizabeth to end up with Bruce Patman.

Jessica said...

But wasn't Winston suffering from unrequited love for Enid or something?

Anonymous said...

The gated community book/series isn't a total urban legend - Francine Pascal mentioned it herself in an interview in Bust in 2005. It's unclear, though, what became of that concept.

Gleemonex said...

Enid. Jesus.