Monday, August 16, 2010

"You May Have Missed" Mondays

The Mysterious Benedict SocietyI have finally begun a book that was recommended to me by my sister and another blogging friend. I don't often read children's books, but this one is quite good so far. The title is The Mysterious Benedict Society. I downloaded a copy from a website where you can "check out" digital audiobooks and then put them on a CD or your MP3 player to listen to.

The Phantom Tollbooth
I am thoroughly enjoying this book. I was afraid it was going to be too silly at first, maybe something like The Phantom Tollbooth (although this has been one of my favorite books and one I would love to read again) or Alice in Wonderland (which I have NEVER liked, except maybe the part about the Rabbit, who is "late for a very important date"). But I quickly got into this book and I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I can hopefully listen to more. I hope to write a review on it soon.

Alice In WonderlandWhat about you? Have you read The Mysterious Benedict Society? Or The Phantom Tollbooth? Or Alice in Wonderland? What did you think of them?

Please leave a comment and tell me what older books you have been reading. Perhaps I'll learn of ones I haven't heard of before.


Carrie said...

Well, you KNOW this post put a smile on my face! =D Hope you LOVE it!

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I haven't read any of those but one book that has been out for years that I recently discovered (and love) is Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. It's excellent!