December 16th, 2010 (08:52 pm)
current mood: tired
I've been reading Sleepover Friends books lately, and I was looking at the stuff in the back of #3, which was published in December 1987. It listed some of the new Baby-sitters Club books that would be coming out, with #10 called Mary Anne Goes Steady and #11 as Kristy Meets the Snobs. Boy, I'm glad they changed that title before the book was actually published! Mary Anne Goes Steady might have been a good title in 1958, but not so much in 1988.
What other titles were changed? There's the Stacey and the New Kids on the Block thing that everybody knows about. I know I've got a book that actually calls the upcoming Super Special #4 Baby Island, which is particularly strange, since that is a real novel that already existed and was actually referred to by the BSC characters in SS #4. I think one of my BSC calendars says #40 is going to be Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street, although that eventually became #49 instead. I know there are a bunch of others, but I can't think of any off the top of my head. I'm sure we have another post about this somewhere, too, but I already spend eight hours a day looking things up for people (unfortunately never BSC-related), and I'm lazy.
On the subject of the Sleepover Friends, those girls all should have weighed 400 pounds. They all eat more junk food than Claudia. Multiple times in every book, it's, "We ordered Chinese food, and then we had Dr Pepper, barbecue chips with my onion-soup-olives-bacon-bits-and-sour-cream dip, Kate's special chocolate marshmallow fluff fudge, Stephanie's mother's chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, and blah blah blah blah blah blah blah." Holy crap.
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