TV Show Review: The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix

I can’t remember the first time I read a Baby-Sitters Club book because I was seriously young. My aunt – who is only six years older than me – passed along her books to me when I was young and I built my collection from there. I have all the books, including the mysteries, super mysteries, super specials and more. I grew up on these books – they inspired me to start my own club with my friends when I was thirteen. I’m pretty sure my early “novels” were just basically BSC fan fiction, even before I knew what that meant haha.

The Baby-Sitters Club series was instrumental to who I am, as a person, as a reader and as a writer. I was lucky enough to meet Ann M Martin, the creator and writer of the first 36 novels, six years ago and it honestly is a highlight in my life.

When I heard Netflix was doing a show, I was SO excited. I love the old TV show and I love the movie but I think its awesome to do it again so that this generation’s young girls can benefit from the awesomeness that is Kristy, Mary Anne, Dawn, Stacey, Claudia, Mallory and Jessi. It released on Netflix, ten episodes, on Friday July 3rd and after I watched the Hamilton premiere on Disney+, I binged the entire season of the new BSC show.

Here’s my review. I’ll do my very best to keep it as spoiler free as I possibly can, but, as you’ll read, this show does a GREAT job sticking to the original material – so it would only be spoiling books that came out 30 years ago lol.

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Triple Book Review: Intercepted, Fumbled and Blitzed by Alexa Martin

INTERCEPTED…Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She’s definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There’s just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.

FUMBLED…Single-mother Poppy Patterson moved across the country when she was sixteen and pregnant to find a new normal. After years of hard work, she’s built a life she loves. It may include a job at a nightclub, weekend soccer games, and more stretch marks than she anticipated, but it’s all hers, and nobody can take that away. Well, except for one person.

BLITZED…According to Brynn Larson, Maxwell Lewis is more trouble than he’s worth. She doesn’t care if he’s a football god with a rock-hard body that brings most women to their knees. After an encounter that ends poorly, she’s not interested in giving him a second chance. The last thing Brynn expects is for him to turn up at her bar months later, hat in hand. It doesn’t matter if he brings more customers to her business–she’s still not going on a date with him.

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June Book and Blog Wrap Up and July Goals

So I’ve finally picked up on both reading and blogging this month but its because I’ve basically determined that the only thing that I am capable of reading right now is new adult romance. I can’t get through anything else. So I’ll take what I can get and read that. I also am taking part in Jessica Brody’s 30 books in 3 months challenge, which normally wouldn’t even be hard for me but it is definitely proving to be a little difficult so thank GOD for romance right now haha. I also finally have the blog up and running and healthy and no viruses or weird links or any of that so I’m hoping that sticks too!

I am expecting July to be really slow now that I have Benched edits in my hands but we’ll see…

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Waiting on Wednesday {49}

This year has been utter Twilight nostalgia for me. For one, I reread the entire series and honestly, thoroughly enjoyed it. Its not great but it reminds me of being a teenager and its just so fun. I read Crave by Tracy Wolff and absolutely loved it – it felt like a 2020 version of Twilight. Then I went to Seattle for my birthday and took a day trip to Forks and La Push and Port Angeles and it was WONDERFUL and amazing. I have been in Twilight heaven all year – so this week’s Waiting on Wednesday is all about the book that is the cherry on top of an already Twilight-tastic year!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2020

The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s post is all about the books coming in at the second half of the year that I’m excited for. I’ve admittedly been SO slow with reading this year but that doesn’t mean there aren’t books coming SOON that I’m not excited for so…

Here we go –

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Book Review: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L Armentrout

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

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