Jonathan twirled the combination to his locker, his stomach in knots. He still didn’t feel ready to be a spy. As a matter of fact, he didn’t even feel ready to read a spy novel. And yet, he was seconds away from receiving his first mission.
–The League of Unexceptional Children by Gitty Daneshvari
Ben Hardy has been cursed by potatoes. Moving to Idaho seemed like a bad sign — and sure enough, a catastrophe in the cafeteria soon lands him a job as the substitute mascot for their school. Which is (you guessed it) a friendly spud. With learning how to maneuver in a musty old costume, sorting out his plans for the big school dance, and keeping his identity under wraps, Ben’s life as a potato is anything but bland.
Out of all the mascot options — the Cougars, the Eagles, the Saber-Toothed Tigers — my new school just had to be the Spuds.
Question of the Day: What was the last book that kept you up late?
How to Collect Words:
- Look it up! See what the word means and learn how it’s pronounced.
- Write it down in your word collecting notebook.
- Try to use your new word in a sentence you write today.
- Try to use your new word in a conversation.
- Enjoy your new word and expanded vocabulary!
It is a maddening fact of life: while you may have a plan of the absolute top-most importance, a million silly chores pop up as hurdles to your great endeavor.
-The League of Beastly Dreadfuls 2: The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
Being a book blogger is a lot of fun. Sharing recommendations and photographing beautiful covers is exactly how I like to spend my spare time. Just like anyone else, I can’t resist a good story, an exciting plot twist, and characters who steal the show. But I’m kind of hard to please.
I sympathize with the picky and reluctant readers out there who love a good book… just maybe not the one every blogger and bookstagrammer is raving over. Today’s post is here, not to apologize, but to shed a little light on what it’s like to be part of a niche audience.