Children's literature

Things have been a little quite here at Addicted to Books and for that I appologize. I have been busy with other things and have just not been reading very heavily. Every so often I get so I can’t seem to process the more serious fiction and non-fiction works on my reading list. I will start a book and not finish it or I will restlessly look through my library or the book store hoping for something to “grab me.” I am in this phase now.

So much so that I have stooped to reading kids books! Just kidding, I actually enjoy reading books aimed at a younger audience. Remeber when I posted about being attracted to a book simply because of its aesthetic? This is the case here. The book I picked up was The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket. It is part one in a “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” If you are unfamiliar with series they descibe the rather unpleasant events suurrounding the lives of the Baudelaire children, whose parents die in a horrible fire. In the first book they are adopted by their distant Uncle Boris – a horrible man who treats them horribly.

I thought a bit of light reading would be just the thing for end of August reading. I will let you know how it goes.

Update: The Guardian has the goods on Daniel Handler, the manbehind Lemony Snicket. Via Bookslut.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

1 Comment

  1. As a parent of a nine, five and four year old, I appreciate your sacrifice. Please let us know soonest as to whether this is appropriate reading materials for young, hopefully conservative and religious, minds.

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