I stopped at a thrift store today, and started perusing the books, as I am wont to do. And much to my delighted surprise, I found a copy old copies of Baby-sitters Club books. The series was my absolute favorite when I was a kid, and when I found out a few years ago they were out of print, it made me kinda sad. Of course I had to buy them at the store today. So freaking awesome!
I’ve been reading real, grown-up books lately, too. I just finished Tom Perrotta’s most recent, The Abstinence Teacher, and liked it much more than I expected. I’ve always enjoyed Perrotta’s books, but never found them particularly thought provoking or moving. This new one, though…I can’t stop thinking about it, and thinking about the wave of religious fanaticism sweeping the country, which obviously inspired Perrotta’s book. I’ve actually been working on a more complete review, which I’ll get up here soon.
In the meantime, though, I think I’m going to have to spend an afternoon hanging out with Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey. And it will be grand.