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SVH article in The Believer [Jan. 15th, 2014|04:15 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.


There is an article about Sweet valley High in The Believer. I thought you might enjoy.

Here's a quote:

The truth is, Elizabeth is a horrible bore. She’s supposed to be the smart twin, but Jessica is actually much more intelligent.

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Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls [Dec. 29th, 2013|03:00 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.

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So I'm reading "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls" by David Sedaris. And in one chapter called "The Happy Place" he talks about visiting a children's book author named Francine in Amsterdam. Do any of you know if Francine Pascal lives there? Because I would love for this story to be about her (though I suppose it's likely Francine is a pseudonym.)

I planned to think about the plastic bags of water for the remainder of the evening, but other stuff kept getting in the way—Francine’s house, for one, which was really more of a compound: the Francine Institute, with a big modern space for writing, and a separate alcove for the dozens of books she’s authored, and all the products these books have generated, the dolls and posters and calendars.

I'd be really happy to imagine that she lives in a place like a Francine Compound. Possibly rubbing her eyes like Yzma.
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I found this and laughed... [Jul. 16th, 2013|08:21 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.

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This is from themetapicture.com - I saw it just now, and thought of here...

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SVU #16: The Other Woman [May. 27th, 2013|11:34 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.

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[Current Music |"Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" -- Air Supply]

The Other Woman has already been done, but I can't not recap this. I can't not. It's impossible for me to not. This was my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE book in the SVU series when I was a kid, because A) Jessica has sex, which I always thought was scandalous whenever it happened; 2) Elizabeth's reporting puts her in danger; and 3) because Bruce and Lila.

Check out this guy on the cover. This guy is Louis Miles, Jessica's sex-crazed professor, and there is no possible way he is anything but a serial killer. Look at that jacket. That hideous jacket has elbow patches too, I'm sure of it. Serial killer elbow patches.

Also, there's a globe in the background. I can't remember what Professor Louis is a professor of, but it had better be a globey thing. Even just a Professor of Globes will do.
When choosing a married professor to bang, stay away from the crazies.Collapse )
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SVU #51: Living Together [Apr. 24th, 2013|10:42 pm]
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[Current Music |Styx -- "Lorelei (Let's Live Together)"]

So guess what, you guys? Jessica and Elizabeth are starting their sophomore year at SVU, despite the fact that there have been four summers since the damn series began. Yes, four summers. That's not my fancy, facetious way of saying that SVU went on  too long. There are literally four miniseries that specifically take place during summer. And a thriller edition that took place at the very end of one of the summers, but not the latest summer, because Jess was still living at the Theta house. Who knows, it could've even been a fifth summer!


I like this cover. Jessica looks strangely like one of those overly made-up toddlers whose horrid mothers enter them in beauty pageants.  Liz looks hawt and not particularly toddler-like.

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Cover Model [Apr. 10th, 2013|07:35 pm]
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I had been looking through many of the SVT covers posted here, and I kept staring at the Wakefield twins, because I realized that I knew the model. Then I remembered that I went to high school with a girl named Kim Matulova, who was a couple of grades under me - and that she was the model. I'm proud of her! She's been modeling since middle school; we all knew she would do extremely well. So now I'm hoping to get my hands on the books that feature her on the cover.

These are some images I found via Google that most closely matches how she looks on the covers:

It's been a few years, but I'm glad I recognized her. She was always very good at "fluid" poses, like the ones for the Sweet Valley books.
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Sweet Valley Kids Super Snooper #3: The Case of the Haunted Camp [Apr. 7th, 2013|09:06 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.

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I went to a library sale today and you'll never guess what gem I found. Please imagine that I am Barney in this gif and you are the gang:


But, wait. Maybe you're new to the community and you don't know what a "Super Snooper" is. Well, remember how SVH and SVT had random mystery books that often got weird?

The "Super Snooper" is the junior version of that. So the cases have to be even dumber and the parents have to be even more clueless. It is amazing. Once there was an alien princess, I kid you not. And often Santa is involved. (Yeah, apparently Santa loses shit left and right in Sweet Valley.)

Alas, this one doesn't have aliens or santa. It is a ghost story. The Case of the Haunted Camp. Insert spooky sound effects here!

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SVH Nails! [Mar. 17th, 2013|11:23 am]
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A wonderful, smart, creative Etsy user has made Sweet Valley High nail decals. So you can give Suzanne Devlin the middle finger!

I really think everyone should buy them!
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Tales of a Ghost Writer [Feb. 26th, 2013|09:48 pm]
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There's an article in the Kenyon Review by one of the ghostwriters of Sweet Valley High (Amy Boesky, author of What We Have).

My favorite part is when she admits she didn't know what a lavaliere was.

I would love to know what she thinks of "Rags to Riches" upon rereading it!
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Todd Wilkins on the new All My Children? [Feb. 25th, 2013|06:22 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.

"Ryan Bittle has been cast as JR Chandler in All My Children's Internet revival. Bittle previously appeared as Logan on AMC in 2010. JR was last portrayed by Jacob Young."
"Bittle, meanwhile, joins All My Children with experience in several soapy primetime programs, including Buffy: The Vampier Slayer, Dawson's Creek, 7th Heaven, and Sweet Valley High. "


I've not watched All My Children. Does JR frequently hit people?
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