So, I was a pretty avid reader as a child. I was also a little less discerning, in that I pretty much read whatever, and now, you know, I have some standards (it's not like I'm reading Nicholas Sparks over here).
But, as I said, as a kid, I'd pretty much read whatever, particularly if it was in my sister Silvia's closet, which is where she kept her books. Which meant that I read a fair amount of Sweet Valley Twins (silly, and vaguely mean-spirited), Sweet Valley High (total awesome trash), and, of course, The Babysitters Club.
I guess I identified with Dawn, because she was from California, but, I don't know, she never really did anything. In that sense, I'm a Kristy through and through. I loved that she had ideas and made things happen.
So, they're re-releasing the books, with a prequel, and obviously, I'm pretty pumped. If you have 5 minutes, or even if you don't, blow off what you were going to do and read this.
Also, ALSO, there are blogs. Lots of them. My favorite is What Claudia Wore, which is a perfect riff of the spectacularly narcissistic What I Wore (narcissistic, yes. imminently readable, also yes).