Babysitters Club and Goosebumps

United States
March 22, 2007 10:05pm CST
I might date myself, but does anyone remember these two series. I know I sure do! I just felt like going back down memory lane. I probably read at least 20 books out of each series during late elementary and early middle school.
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@vebela (310)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I read the entire Babysitter's club series. I absolutely loved those books. I could never get into Goosebumps because my brothers would always scare me while I was trying to read them. But I do remember them well. As well as the American Girl series, and Anne of Green Gables, and Chronicles of Narnia. I'm kinda of a series reader. hahaha
• United States
23 Mar 07
I still have all my American Girls books. I read every book through the Addie series, even if I didn't own them. I also still have the Felicity doll--she's very proudly displayed. I think I would maybe hunt down all the other books I don't own. American Girls are far more sentimental than anything else I read as a kid.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
Never head of American girl. Always heard about the Chronicles of Narnia, but I've never read it. What did you like about it?
@kattghoti (106)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Those were pretty much the only books I read as a kid, and I most likely read every, single one! I even liked the movies--I had a Baby Sitters Club movie and a Goosebumps movie. What about Choose Your Own Adventure?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Oh I forgot about the movies! Those were really cool. If they came on again, I'd watch them.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
Yeah, The Babysitter's Club (1995) did well at the box office. I never knew about Goosebumps movies though.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I only read a couple of Goosebumps books, but I was a huge fan of The Babysitters Club. I can still name most of the characters. My favorite babysitters were Mary Anne, because we're both shy and Mallory, because we both like writing. And, my favorite kid was Charlotte Johansen. It's weird I can remember those things but couldn't tell you what I wore yesterday.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
It just goes to show you that what we do and read as children can have long-lasting effects. I didn't have a favorite babysitter, but they all had their effective characterizations. I would have liked to have seen more books dedicated to Jessi Ramsey. I feel as if Ann M. Martin threw her into the series as an after-thought, plus Logan Bruno and Shannon Kilbourne should have had at least two main books instead of special books from their perspective because they were associate members.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I didn't get into Babysitters Club books. But I liked Goosebumps. I revisited those about 6 or 7 years back in high school, when in Spanish class we had to read children's books. In Spanish, those are Escalafrios. :)
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• United States
4 Apr 07
What goosebumps books did you like? I never had a favorite, but some I felt (even at the time) were a bit contrived in storytelling.
• United States
23 Mar 07
yes, I remember them. scary...Umm I probably have the whole BSC series in a box somewhere. I loved to read, still do.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
Nothing wrong with collecting books. The BSC series may be worth money one day down the road, especially considering Ann M. Martin stopped writing them in around 2000.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I still read these books on occasion. How geeky does that make me, but I still love them!
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• United States
4 Apr 07
No, not geeky at all, just an avid fan! I've seen a few books from those series from time to time in the book store and it brings back memories of childhood!
• United States
6 Apr 07
I loved the Babysitters Club. I read almost all those books. I only read some of the Goosebumps. Even at 8 and 9 I was more into the fear street books. I also loved the Sweet Valley High Books. The Christopher Pike books. Also loved LJ SMith books. Oh and the Mandie series by Louis Gladys Leppard