April is World Autism Month (April 2nd is Autism Awareness – er, excuse me, Appreciation – Day (don’t listen to Autism Speaks), and I had recalled reading a book in the Baby-Sitters Club series, when Kristy baby-sat a young girl living with Autism.
After the heavy subject material of my previously read book (Christina Crawford’s biographical story about growing up the daughter of Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest), I figured something lighter (read: no bios or autobiographies) was in order. I did have one book on my “unread” list on Kindle. Of course, it wound up being from my occasional retread of The Baby-Sitters Club.
But hey, no wire hangers and such. That’s a relief!
Wow, post #500. I can’t believe it’s been 500 posts already.
I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate post #500 than writing about something I truly love (nostalgia), coupled with a regular feature (a Throwback/Flashback feature), and something nostalgic that I loved as a kid (a classic book series), and a special occasion (classic book series with a birthday…the big 3-0!).
If there could be cake, it would have happened.
Earlier this week, I extolled my childhood love for The Baby-Sitters Club series of books, which I read beginning in 3rd grade (1992) until I finished 6th grade (in 1995). I still loved the books, but was afraid of starting seventh grade and everyone somehow finding out I still read The Baby-Sitters Club. I got rid of my entire collection sometime after that. I’m fuzzy on who got them, but I’d suspect a younger cousin, since I had a few younger female cousins who would have read them.
Such lucky kids.