It’s Finally Over!

This horrible series has finally come to an end!

Thank you so much to everyone who stuck around. Your encouraging comments kept me going! (And I’m looking forward to that daiquiri, rachierach!)

According to the poll in the sidebar, 189 of you would like me to recap Sweet Valley University next. Before I do that, I’ll be taking a long break while I regroup and read some grownup books. I’ll also be using that time to obtain the SVU books, since I don’t have very many of them. (I will gladly take donations if anyone can bear to part with their copies!)

But don’t go away just yet! I think I have a pretty cool giveaway coming up early next week, and I plan on recapping a couple more episodes of the TV series during my sabbatical. If you want me to notify you when I’m ready to start SVU, drop me an email with “mailing list” in the subject line.

Thanks again to all my readers. Whether you participate in the comments or just read the posts, I appreciate you coming by and I hope you’ll come back for the twins’ college years!

Comments
  • anon. June 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    any details on the giveaway? are they the books by any chance? waiting to collect 73-143 :$ to save for my daughter

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    Shannon Reply:

    No, it will probably be a gift card, but I’m not sure of the details yet. I may do a book giveaway sometime in the future though. I do have a bunch of extras.

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  • Sadako June 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Congrats! Are you going to continue with this blog?

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    Shannon Reply:

    Absolutely! Sweet Valley University is next.

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  • The One With... June 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Woohoo!!! I can’t believe you’ve got through the original SVH and the Senior years so quickly!!! It seems like just the other day I stumbled upon this blog and lost several hours reading the posts I’d missed. Can’t wait for you to start SVU; I never got around to reading those when I was younger.

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    Shannon Reply:

    Can you believe it’s been almost a year and a half since I started this blog? It really doesn’t seem like it’s been that long!

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  • Lorelai June 4, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Yay, SVU is next! You are an absolute saint for going the distance with Senior Year. At least SVU brings back Bruce and Lila…and freakin’ puts them together. I cannot wait!

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    Shannon Reply:

    I’m SO looking forward to seeing Bruce again. I never thought I’d say that. I feel kind of dirty now…

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  • Jason June 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Congrats Shannon!!! Enjoy your much deserved break from the world of Sweet Valley!!! But don’t stay away too long… it totally makes my day to check in with your site, your hilarious recaps, and your daily progress!!! Personally, I was ready for you to tackle SVT (as it was my first introduction to the girls), but I am still looking forward to reading up on the twins adventures at SVU!! I recently bagged a “Night to Remember” through “Evil Twin” collection of books on ebay. It’s hysterically bad!!! I LOVE IT!!! I have to read about 3 other books to every 1 Sweet Valley. I’m only on The Verdict but am still stunned by the murderous insanity of Margo and that more parents weren’t outraged by the trash we were reading every month. Can you believe what this franchise got away with??!!

    Have you made any decisions as to how long your hiatus will be?

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    Shannon Reply:

    I was also kind of pulling for SVT to win, but I’m totally happy to do SVU. I never read them as a kid so I’m looking forward to finding out what kind of hijinks the gang gets up to. (I also can’t believe our parents let us read this crap.) Not sure how long the hiatus will be, but I promise I won’t be gone forever.

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  • maya June 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    im really happy you’r going to do svu recaps cant wait!! congrats for your blog and for having a lot of people reading what you write because you deserve it!!!

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    Shannon Reply:

    Thank you so much!

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  • liesel June 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    …and so your looong SVHSY journey comes to an end…
    thank you for the brill reviews – your recaps have made for great SV; Daily Digests!
    It’s been awesome – Can’t wait for your new wave.

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    Shannon Reply:

    Thanks, Liesel!

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  • rachierache June 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Yay!!!!
    Hey, girl, a daiquiri anytime!! You let me know if you’re ever in NYC…and congrats on finishing the worst of the worst! πŸ™‚

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    Shannon Reply:

    I might just take you up on that!

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    Jason Reply:

    I’m in NYC too!!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Manhattanites LOVE crappy teen literature!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Anytime!!! We can meet for drinks and discuss crappy teen lit. Awesome!!!

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    Anonymous Reply:

    Oh, Oops, it came up as ANONYMOUS, but this is me, Rachel πŸ™‚

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  • Martha June 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    WOW – I must praise you for getting all the way through this latest series because it sounded bad enough to be almost unreadable! Bravo! (I did get a kick out of the hilarious 90s covers though)
    Dare I say I hope you eventually recap all of the SV series? πŸ˜‰ Keep up the great work.

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    Shannon Reply:

    Thank you! And yes, I do plan to eventually recap all of them except SVKids.

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    Martha Reply:

    Wow, that is very ambitious! Haha, Sweet Valley Kids – I remember they had one where they made Lila a bedwetter.

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    Shannon Reply:

    Ha! Oh, poor Lila!

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  • Angela June 7, 2010 at 12:41 am

    crazy, I just read the whole series and finished today!

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    Shannon Reply:

    Ah, then you know the pain I’ve been in!

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  • rachierach June 7, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I actually don’t find SVT that bad…I genuinely LIKED them back in the day. Ooops, did I admit that?

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    Shannon Reply:

    I really liked Sweet Valley Twins. I read more of that series than any other!

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  • Callie June 7, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Congrats Angel Face! I’m so proud of you for making it through the horror that was Senior Year. You’re a trooper.

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    Shannon Reply:

    Thank, Doll Face! <3

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  • Sandy June 7, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for doing this, Shannon! Visiting your blog has become a hobby of mine! πŸ™‚

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  • Rainey June 19, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Wow! I loved reading your recaps, I was never brave enough to read the entire series.

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  • Sarah J June 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Shannon what a fantastic blog this is, I have just finished with SVHSY today. How wonderful to know that there are other girls out there who confirm my 12yr old thoughts on how crazy this series is! I came home one day and found my mum clearing out the loft, and there sat all my old SVT and SVH books and I couldn’t resist re-reading and then googling. I ended up here, and have been hooked for these last 2 months! Congratulations to you for keeping up with it and THANK YOU for all the hours of entertainment and nostalgia you have given me πŸ™‚

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    Shannon Reply:

    You’re quite welcome! And thank you for reading!

    I thought you were going to say your mom had gotten rid of your Sweet Valley books and I was about to be upset, haha.

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  • Kate June 13, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I’d be interested in reading your take on SVU. It’s been years since I read them. It seems the Confidential books ignored anything that happened in the SVU series…

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