Mindy, Mindy, Mindy
Bookish: When it comes to books, do you have any guilty pleasures?
MK: We all know the difference between me enjoying Sweet Valley High versus James Joyce. As a kid, I always loved serialized books. It’s the reason why people love Harry Potter. Serialization is amazing. It works in television. It works in film and it works in books. Especially when you’re a young kid, you get attached to these characters.
For me when I was growing up it was, the Sweet Valley High series, and The Baby-Sitters Club series. There’s something just sort of cozy and wonderful about coming back to the same characters and seeing them on this adventure. And the Encyclopedia Brown books—those were my most favorite. I wish I could say, “No, what I really loved were the artsy kids books like 'Go Ask Alice,'” but that’s just disturbing.
Bookish: Have you read the Francine Pascal Sweet Valley High adult novel in which they’re all out of college?
MK: What? They’re in their twenties? Is it dark? Is it sexy?
Bookish: It is. They smoke!
MK: I wonder if I would like that.
I don't think she would.