Posts Tagged: books

Babysitters Little Sister

I wanted to start my own Baby-Sitters Club when I was a kid. The question was, which broadly drawn character was I? I wasn’t Kristy, because I wasn’t a leader or a tomboy. I wasn’t Mary Anne, because even though she was shy, she had a boyfriend. I wasn’t Stacy (stylish) or Claudia (stylish AND couldn’t spell) or Dawn (from California) or Jessi (dancer). As much as I hated Mallory, I was a total Mallory. Always writing, big hair, total nerd; yeah, a Mallory.

I know who I definitely wasn’t though…Karen.

Karen was Kristy’s little sister. She had her own spinoff series, and even though I read them (because I read everything), I hated her. She was such a whiny dweeb. Observe:


“School used to be fun…until Karen wore that sweater.”


“There are too many boys in Karen’s family!” Uh, stop being such a little prude and get in the car, bozo.


“What’s Karen done now?” I literally do not even want to know.


Nice try, Karen! There is room for exactly one club in Stonybrook and that’s THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB. What does a “kittycat club” even do? Hold/stare at cats? Sure, that sounds like fun, but that isn’t a club.


Karen, a mullet is WHAT YOU DESERVE for getting your hair cut by a woman who apparently draped a toupee across her head. You’re lucky nothing worse happened.


“Two Karens?!” That tagline basically sums up my reaction. Like anyone wants to bite her style.

Real or Fake: Pride and Prejudice Sequels/Retellings

Can you tell the difference between a real title and a title we made up?*

1. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
2. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife
3. Decidedly Darcy
4. Mr. Darcy Takes a Husband
5. Pride & Prejudice: Wild and Wanton Edition
6. Mr. Darcy and the Curse of Skeleton Cave
7. Pride & Breadjudice: A Baker’s Romance
8. The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice
9. Pool-Side and Prejudice: Elizabeth’s Spring Break Romance
10. Vampire Darcy’s Desire
11. Pride and Prejudice and Cat Hair
12. The Trouble with Mr. Darcy
13. Darcy and the Chocolate Factory
14. Loving Mr. Darcy: Journeys Beyond Pemberly
15. Mr. Darcy’s Member
16. Darcy and Elizabeth: Days and Nights at Pemberly
17. FrankenDarcy
18. Gay Pride and Prejudice
19. Fried and Prejudice: Colonel Darcy
20. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Darcy
21. Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts
22. A Little Bit Psychic: Pride and Prejudice with a Modern Twist
23. Mr. Darcy Mutates
24. Pride & PreJewdice: Mazeltov to Darcy!
25. The Darcy Boys: Tales of Detection and Adventure
26. In the Arms of Mr. Darcy
27. 2 Much Darcy: A Story of Darcy Clones
28. Pride and Prejustice: Mr. Darcy Takes a Bar Exam

 

 

 

Real: 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 (I KNOW!), 21, 22, 23, 26
Made-Up: 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 27, 28

 

*Alex helped me with this, so if you find a title particularly funny then it was probably one he came up with.