Thrifty Thursday

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Thrifty Thursday
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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 10:39am

1. Weekend Plans?

2. Harry Potter....read the books, seen the movie, gone on the ride?

3. How many pillows do you sleep with?

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 2:55pm

So, b/c HP is a best seller I can't laugh about its popularity?  Lol.  Should that logic be applied to all best seller books?

Yep, kind of like the Twilight series and 50 Shades of Grey. They are best sellers but many laugh at their popularity. 

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 2:58pm

Your sewing room sounds lovely and so bright and cheerful! I do enjoy whipping up clothing for the kids when I have a bit of time! Mary sews a fair bit of her own clothing now and Julia is learning--sewing simple things for her American Girl dolls.

Cute, my dd had an AG doll when she was younger (still has it but doesn't play with it anymore). How many AG dolls does your dd have? I know some girls have a bunch of them, like one of my neighbors daughter. It is cute to watch her with them all. 

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 3:07pm

Yep, My friend has two daughters and they've collected every doll.  The girls are older now so it's lost his spark but I think they're still preserved in storage or something.  My girls each got one A/G doll for Christmas (I can't remember how long ago now, Ha!), that was it for them.  Each Christmas thereafter I bought a new accessory or outfit for their dolls.  Of all the toys they have purged they have not passed those on and I hope they never do. 

 


 


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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 3:14pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>So, b/c HP is a best seller I can't laugh about its popularity?  Lol.  Should that logic be applied to all best seller books?</p>

You can laugh, but why would you?  People  usually laugh at something because they find it funny.  What is funny about the fact that these books and movies have become popular?

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 3:16pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So, b/c HP is a best seller I can't laugh about its popularity?  Lol.  Should that logic be applied to all best seller books?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yep, kind of like the Twilight series and 50 Shades of Grey. They are best sellers but many laugh at their popularity. </span></strong></p>

I don't laugh at the popularity of Twilight and 50 Shades.  I am more inclined to cry.

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 3:16pm

Yep, My friend has two daughters and they've collected every doll.  The girls are older now so it's lost his spark but I think they're still preserved in storage or something.  My girls each got one A/G doll for Christmas (I can't remember how long ago now, Ha!), that was it for them.  Each Christmas thereafter I bought a new accessory or outfit for their dolls.  Of all the toys they have purged they have not passed those on and I hope they never do. 

Yeah they get expensive not for just the doll but all the clothes (some matching too) and accessories. Mrs. Norris has FIVE kids too and her dd has one (at least). They must be doing well over their in Paola, KS. Wink

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 3:17pm

I don't laugh at the popularity of Twilight and 50 Shades.  I am more inclined to cry.

And the difference is? You are still making fun of something that IS a best seller and that others have enjoyed, just like Harry Potter. 

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 3:20pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Yep, My friend has two daughters and they've collected every doll.  The girls are older now so it's lost his spark but I think they're still preserved in storage or something.  My girls each got one A/G doll for Christmas (I can't remember how long ago now, Ha!), that was it for them.  Each Christmas thereafter I bought a new accessory or outfit for their dolls.  Of all the toys they have purged they have not passed those on and I hope they never do. </p>

I really like the AG historical line and I don't even have boys.  I bought my niece one plus a good number of the accessories.  I also have a colleague with five daughters and I have bought each of them a doll when they turn seven, plus an accessory or outfit every year for Christmas until they are out of elementary school.   I've also donated them to silent auctions.   I just think they are a good product and that they encourage the values I'd want to encourage in a daughter if I'd been gifted with one.

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 3:32pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I don't laugh at the popularity of Twilight and 50 Shades.  I am more inclined to cry.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">And the difference is? You are still making fun of something that IS a best seller and that others have enjoyed, just like Harry Potter. </span></strong></p>

One series has a generally well-received critical literary acceptance. The other two are barely above the level on fanfiction.That's the difference.

I'm all for reading trash, I'm embarrassed to say I liked the DaVinci Code as a summer novel, and John Grisham and Scott Turow are my goto summer authors, but there is some lasting literary merit in the Potter novels that the others do not have. And the Potter novels turned all my children in reading lovers, so I thankful for that.

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Thu, 06-27-2013 - 3:34pm

One series has a generally well-received critical literary acceptance. The other two are barely above the level on fanfiction.That's the difference.

I'm all for reading trash, I'm embarrassed to say I liked the DaVinci Code as a summer novel, and John Grisham and Scott Turow are my goto summer authors, but there is some lasting literary merit in the Potter novels that the others do not have. And the Potter novels turned all my children in reading lovers, so I thankful for that.

That's great but everyone should have the choice on what they read and not be ridiculed for it. 

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