He loved to lose himself in books about ideas like hope and strength and wonder, but also about things like train engineers, gymnastics, and pie recipes. Over time, he became good at fending for himself. He also became an expert cartwheeler and dreamer of sugary treats.
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
Question of the Day: What was the last book that kept you up late?
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
Question of the Day: Would you rather travel by train or dirigible?
They used a compass and all kinds of fancy golden gadgets to make sure they were on course, but Baldwin’s favorite method, as Anastasia would learn over the next few nights, was the stars.
–The League of Beastly Dreadfuls 2: The Dastardly Deed by Holly Grant
I had to admit, scared though I was, I was also quite curious about what a dragon’s lair would be like. Would I be permitted to see the great mound of gold on which he slept? Was the floor carpeted with the bones of fallen knights? Steeling myself, I cautiously preceded the dragon into his cave.