Thursday, May 20

Time for a lil break...

No, not from kinky stuff. And not from blogging or anything else relatively important. I'm taking a break from the Chalet School! Or I mean to say reading the entire collection in one go. I started at Eliane's party and pretty much have been reading continuously ever since.

She has the whole entire collection - all 62 of them and I decided I needed to read them right through. The observant amongst you may recognise a correlation between this undertaking and the severe lack of blog posts from me lately.

See I had read several of the books as a child but never in order. And I'd missed out a good many altogether. Now for a child who craved routine and hated change or the thought of people growing up and moving away, I was traumatised by this reading out of order. Going from reading about Jo being Head Girl and then immediately onto her triplet daughters starting school. Oh the shock!

So in an effort to heal this trauma I figured I should go back and read them all in order, following their natural progression, It seemed like a good idea. And mostly it has been. Apart from my language being influenced so much it's verging on hysterical.

No joke, I actually told my colleague the other day that 'I hadn't pegged her for a football fan'. As she laughed heartily at me it got even worse as I tried to explain about the Chalet School series. She hadn't even heard of them. In fact not one girl at work had, nor any of my other friends. Do they only come to the notice of us kinky folk?

Really the main drawback to this scheme is that I've become a lil obsessed. Whether it's with the challenge of reading the entire series or the actual books and characters themselves, I'm not entirely sure, But I've been spending all my free moments reading them. Including walking to and from the bus to work (thankfully haven't been run over yet), on the bus to and from work and sometimes even at work instead of going for coffee breaks. I had got into a habit of reading late into the night but Abel reminded me why that isn't a good idea for several reasons, some of them painful!

So now I've got to book 30. And I'm taking a break. This may be as I can't read another word of EMB and her rehashing of plotlines every third book. Or that I can't for the life of me work out what the Head says each time that affects whichever naughty girl so much that she never ever told anyone or never forgot it as long as she lived!

Then there's the frustrations of the regular mentions of someone deserving a spanking or caning but never actually getting one. But being completely honest this break is probably more to do with the fact that I've run dry: I've nothing left to read!

My supplier is in the UK and I won't be seeing her or any of them folks for quite a while. So I have no choice but to go cold turkey. Unless any of you nice Irish readers out there have any of the series for me. Looking for 31, 32 and 33 in particular. I'd be ever so obliged if you could pass them on, that'd be smashing!

8 comments:

Eliane said...

Supplier?? You make me sound your drug dealer!
And you forgot to mention that I also have all the filler books written by other people. Um, which makes me sound like a bit of an obsessive. OK, I'm shutting up now.

Scarlett De Winter said...

Ems, I think it's really important that you never try gambling. Or drugs.

Master Retep said...

@Eliane After a compulsive admission that was only one sentence short of "Hello, I'm lilemmajane and I've had this problem since ...", you are definitely a pusher - and now you have the gall to offer her other designer variants.

Karl Friedrich Gauss said...

So what's so great about these books that you want to read all 62 of them, Emma Jane? Enlighten us.

Indy said...

I'm still trying to get over Jo having triplets! I suppose that happens well after Book 6, which is the last one I have...

Fortunately, I know your dealer!

EmmaJane said...

@Eliane, if the cap fits...

@Scarlett, me thinks you're right!

@Karl three words 'girls boarding school'

@Retep someone needs to reign Eliane in for sure

@Indy Oh it gets so much worse, think she has 12 kids in total!!!

catherine said...

Odd how the Chalet School phrases creep into your vernacular when you've been reading too many at once. I still recall - with embarrassment - my mother's surprise when I responded to a somewhat cutting comment with "thank you for the vote of confidence, mother!"

bandree said...

The only bit i remember - but it has clung for decades - is calling lunch "mittagessen". i used to think it was a delicious-sounding word, long before i worked out what it meant!