Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Mysterious Benedict Society

Every once in awhile I love to wander through the children's section in the library and randomly pick up some books I've never heard of that sound interesting and take them home and be surprised.
My most recent find was 'The Mysterious Benedict Society' by Trenton Lee Stewart.
It was a fun read, kept you curious until the end and you came to love all the quirky characters and I was quite sad to leave them by the end. But I wont give too much away as to keep it a mystery. ;)

Currently I'm reading through the Lemony Snicket books, Little Dorrit, Mansfield Park, and a lovely book of Keat's poetry.

What are you reading?


SisterlyLove said...

Wind in the Willows! or ..was.. untill i misplaced it.. :( I think i have an idea of where it might be. :) I so enjoy children's books! one of my favorite is "T.A.C.K. to the rescue" it is so very hilarious. its about these 4 kids who are very good friends and they solve these mystery together and all such like that! Its such a scream! it sound like great fun and i wish i could find my book.... I am also reading "The Code of the Woosters" by P. G. Wodehouse. of which i did not misplace. And it too is wonderful indeed!
love and kisses

Anonymous said...

How I adore children's books! Or, the good ones, fully quirky-like illustrated & everything, at least. ;)

I've been meaning to read Bleak House and Little Dorrit...I must get around to them soon. I have several girlfriends who have learned so much from the Captivating book too...

right now I'm reading Adam Bede, by George Eliot (and it's quite interesting; her style is like a less dramatic Bronte sister.) I just picked up The Princess Bride from the library too; it was recommended to me many times...

Good reads!

SisterlyLove said...

My DEAR Lizzie...how I miss you. I need to read The Mysterious Benedict Society" most dreadfully! Thanks for making the blog a 3 column blog! You are TOO clever for words!

And yes, children's books are the best. I really want to read that book you were talking about um.....the one that Moonacre is based on?


SisterlyLove said...

Oh Aimee, Aimee.... Ah! Wind in the Willows is so wonderful! We need to watch the cartoon again. Wise badger..good rat...sensible mole! Ha ha! Love it. Oh yes T.A.C.K. to the Rescue is great!


SisterlyLove said...

Yes, that is a good way to describe George Eliots style! I have only read one of her books. It was called Silas Marner. I loved it. Very different but very good!
Ha ha! I've always wanted to read The Princess Bride. We have watched that movie so many times...well, really, who hasn't? :)
"Aaaaas yooooou wiiiiiish!"

Thanks for commenting!

Emily said...

I picked this book up at Borders a few months ago because the cover really sparked my curiosity ( I love things like that) but I put it back on the shelf and didn't buy it because I had an unfortunate lack of funds. How glad I am to have stumbled across it again...must be a sign, eh?[ :
I shall now try to find it at the library!
God Bless!

Anna Kristine said...

Aimee, I do hope you can find your book! I never finished reading Wind in the Willows but I was quite in love with what I did read. I love that book...and movie. :)

Titmoss, I haven't read any George Eliot yet but I've always wanted to! And I'd love to read The Princess Bride! Love the movie!

Jane, the book is called The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Gouge...the library has it and it's fabulous!

Emily, I hope you enoy reading it if you find it at your library! I liked it...it took me a little while to get into it but I enjoyed it very much! :)

Grimmest said...

I've read three of these so far and I can't wait for more! I just grabbed the first one on a whim and was surprised at just how much I loved it.

Anastasia said...

I love the Mysterious Benedict Society! Did you know it's part of a three-part series? (And I have a suspicion, there's going to be more...)


Anna Kristine said...

Hello Anastasia! Thanks for commenting. :) I did know there are more books, I haven't gotten to read them yet though! I really want to! Maybe when I finish this pile of books I have now...haha ;)