38 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Baby-Sitters Club (2020): A Review

I was a child of the 90’s. I read more than my share of BSC books (including the super specials, mysteries, and Baby-Sitters Little Sister) growing up. I was a bit too young when the movie & TV show came out so I was never super interested in those.

As a youth services ‘librarian’, I’ve been excited to share the BSC love with an entirely new generation of readers at the library with Raina Telegemeier’s graphic novels. Netflix does really well overall with their TV series so I was thrilled to learn they were going to reboot the series.

Related Post: Middle Grade Books on Netflix

Proper reviews can be boring so here are 38 thoughts on the show while watching it.

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Shop Bookish, Shop Small: The Dark Forest Co.

A side effect of my bookstagram hobby is finding amazing small bookish shops! I plan on highlighting some of the wonderful shops I’ve discovered. Get your wallet out!

Kibby (@somethingofthebook) is one of my dear bookstagram friends. She’s recently opened her online store, The Dark Forest Co., dedicated to bookish merchandise featuring fandoms that are underrepresented in the bookish world.

The Dark Forest Company offers the designs on mugs (ceramic or camp/enamel), clothing (variety of shirts or tank tops), and tote bags. To simplify my post, I’ll highlight just one of the items but just be aware that you can get the design on something else.

Want to take a closer look or buy something? Just click the picture!
These are just some designs. Make sure to check the store for everything!

You can use the code PROSECCO or ANIMAGUS to start shoping today!

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Bookish Inspired Animal Crossing New Horizons Patterns

Much like everyone else, I’ve discovered the wonderful world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons during this stressful and uncertain time.

You can follow my Animal Crossing adventures here.

Once you unlock the Able Sisters (the tailor shop), you can access the screen at the back of the store to upload your designs.

Here are some of the bookish ones I’ve come across. As always, I’ll update when I find new designs!

I did not create these designs. All credit goes to the designer.

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Book Box Guesses: August 2020

It’s no secret that I’m a book box lover. Part of the fun is trying to guess the upcoming month’s books (even if I don’t subscribe). Here’s a round up of what I think will be in the upcoming month’s boxes. I’ll update this post as new themes are revealed.

If you’d like to play along, drop your guesses in the comments and I’ll add them to the post! If you think I’m wrong, please leave a comment as to which book is a better fit.

Let me know if I’m missing a box you think should be added to the list.

I STRONGLY urge you to research a box before buying or subscribing. There’s been some shady behavior lately and you don’t want to get caught up in it.

Book Box guesses
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Initial Impressions: The StoryGraph

I love tracking my reading. I’ve used Goodreads for years. I have almost 1,000 books tracked on there. I read a lot so GR helps me remember & keep track of the books I’ve read & authors I want to try. I enjoy seeing the yearly breakdowns of my reading. But there are many features that really need to be fixed [1/2 stars & fixing the search and algorithm would be a good place to start].

The StoryGraph is new on the scene and it is a possible replacement for those looking to get away from Goodreads.

The StoryGraph came across my radar recently. It’s a new book tracking website that’s actually listening to reader & users and giving us what we actually want. [AND it’s not controlled by Amazon which is always a win]

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