I've been quite busy this past month. I started school. We are making a new website at work. I met a nice boy. So I haven't really been on my "A" game in the reading department. I have fallen behind… so this month I have only one book to recommend to you. But it's a charmer!
I first saw The Mysterious Benedict Society when I was browsing around Borders one day, looking for Christmas presents. I picked it up because I thought the cover was adorable and then I read the back cover and decided I would check it out the next chance I got. The story line revolves around four extraordinary children who… well… must save the world. Duh. It's a young readers book, what did you expect. But Mr. Stewart's imaginative writing is quite charming and his characters are very very easy to fall in love with. My only complaint might be that the villain could have been more clever and, well, evil. But it was a joy watching these strange and funny children work together to spy, sabotage and (spoiler) ultimately save mankind from an evil would-be dictator.
So that was nice.
Oh-and there is a sketch at the beginning of each chapter. And they are worth reading for even if this book had been boring, which it was not.
What have you been reading lately?