“You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood.“
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is a piece of modern fantasy. It was written in 2017. In this story there is an ad asking for gifted children who are looking for special opportunities. This ad attracts a lot of people, but only two boys and two girls are chosen for a secret mission into the hidden tunnels. Within this program the only rule is that there are no rules. Just from the snippet I read it really pulled me in.
The Mysterious Benedict Society written by Trenton Lee Stewart. Chapter 1 p.1-28. This is a series of books about a group of children who have unique powers and gifts. These children are recruited by Mr. Benedict, who suffers from narcolepsy. Mr. Benedict sends these kids to a school to learn about evil tricks to take over the world. I would classify this book as Magical Powers because of the kids who have powers and science fiction.
Good Morning Littens!
Final #24B4Monday stats, about 22 hours.
Finished 2 books. Made progress, started new books and rereads.
Best part, my kids joining in on Sunday with a read aloud session - we each grabbed a book and took turns to read one chapter. Favourite book is tagged.
I could so do a #24B4August right now 😁😁😁
Thanks for another wonderful #readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72.
I finished this one during a hot day in my flat under the roof today. I can't deal with this heat... 😭😭😭
So I sat on the ground in my library, which is the coolest room in the whole flat.
This book was first a pick, which turned into a so-so while I read the book.
The book itself was pretty nice, it's about some kids, who try to stop an evil adult, but at some parts the book was too nerving and too condescended to the reader... 🤪
It‘s Sunday and I thought I‘d open a discussion thread for our #buddyread of The Mysterious Benedict Society. Soooo, how did you enjoy the first twenty chapters?? :)
Using the last daylight to start my buddyread section for today. 🤩 I already read my secret garden section and I started another book... 😕 How many books can one person read at one time?
How many books do you read at once?
Besides it's of course #fridayreads
This is a fun middle grade novel about a group of gifted children who are recruited by a man named Mr. Benedict through a series of puzzles and tests. Most synopses stop there but the bulk of the book is their mission to foil an evil plot. I enjoyed the book and liked the characters but the whole time I was reading I couldn‘t help thinking how LONG this is compared to typical middle grade.
This font is out of control. I read 2 as “nert up on nour tbr.”
1️⃣ Tagged plus Invisible Man
2️⃣ I‘m going to try rereading Spindle‘s End, and maybe Kate Mulgrew‘s memoir
3️⃣ Attack on Titan and Umbrella Academy if you count adaptations of comics (no spoilers plz!). If not.. it‘s been so long I don‘t remember!
I like to read on Saturday afternoons following swim practice, but it always ends with me feeling very drowsy and lethargic.
#catsoflitsy Jacques can indulge in a nap because he doesn‘t have any housework to do.
Exciting, educational, emotional, and thoroughly enjoyable. I am so glad that I took my sisters recommendation and started this wonderful series. Friendship, perseverance, acceptance, and support are all the valuable lessons taught in this book. Plus, there is humor, there is action, and there is a huge adventure. #recentlyread #nospoilers #youngadult #fantasyfiction #24B4Mondaybook2 ❤️❤️😍
“”Too bad we can‘t actually give them belly aches,” said Constance. Sticky‘s ears perked up. “Who says we can‘t?” He said”
I like this book because it‘s almost interactive when you‘re reading it. It takes you on a journey with these kids who take mind-bending tests to test their wits, but only 4 can succeed. It explore loyalty and friendship, while keeping the story magical and mysterious
“He was grateful- that being friends meant no longer being in danger”
Seems like a really fun and interesting book that‘s also interactive. Could be a great “breather” throughout the day
Publication Date: 2007
Who is the book intended for: older children
Storyline: An ad appears in the newspaper for children to take a series of peculiar tests- only 4 children will succeed
1. I live on a college campus. I don‘t have a home really or a neighborhood. 🤷🏼♀️
2. Not really. I miss living in cities. I get bored easily in small towns with just Walmarts
4. During the work week- usually in the evening
During the weekend- anytime
On holiday- constantly 😌
5. Probably leftovers. Maybe fish tacos. 🤷🏼♀️ too early to decide. 😂
Last night, I had a horrific nightmare that I was being chased by a rapist/killer, but I took the time to grab a book before escaping into a secret passageway. I thought, “I might be in there for awhile, y‘know?”
It was The Mysterious Benedict Society. I made sure I grabbed the first in the series. 🤷♀️
Book Haul from this past week! I‘m excited because Where‘d You Go Bernadette is a book club pick we have coming up!Tempted is one I needed to finish the House of Night Series.Does anyone else love this series? The land of stories is also one I needed to finish the series set!Fablehaven I fell in love with because of @Madamereginald and I‘m glad to have it in hardback now!And The Ring and the Crown and all the others looked like really good reads!
1/3: Axton and I had a fun bookish afternoon today! First stop was the used book store with our #Bookhaul pictured. Most of these we will read together, the tagged book is one of the titles on his Battle of the Books list, and the Secret Chord is for me because I absolutely loved her novel “People of the Book.”
Just finished rereading this one since my roommate works at Hachette and got it on discount 😁Words can't describe how much I love this series. It's so wholesome and is quintessential YA, but any age can enjoy it. I love solving the puzzles with the characters, even though I've read it so many times. And apparently the next book is in the works, can't wait!!