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I talk about books to my camera on regular intervals. Sometimes people watch the results. http://www.youtube.com/user/WordsofaReader

Currently reading

Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens, Philip Horne
The Group (Harvest Book)
Mary McCarthy
I Capture the Castle
Dodie Smith
Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons; Revised and Updated
Leonard Maltin, Jerry Beck
The Shadow Thief
Alexandra Adornetto
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next Series #1)
The Rising Tide (VMC)
Molly Keane

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

The Miserable Mill - Lemony Snicket The fourth installment in A Series of Unfortunate Events finds the Baudelaires being shipped off to Paltryville to work in a lumbermill under the instruction of their new guardian, known simply as "Sir".The Miserable Mill is full of simply wretched happenings in the Baudelaires lives, as is the norm, including - hypnosis, fake windows, chewing gum for lunch, coupons, a library with only 3 books and the gruesome demise of a wicked person. This book sees Count Olaf attempting cross dressing for the first time with his alas, Shirley. AS if Olaf isn't disturbing enough with his mono-brow and dead eyes, now he's donning a pair of stockings and high heels. Uck!The Miserable Mill is one of the lesser volumes in the series but enjoyable none the less. This book does serve well as a set up for the Baudelaires being sent to a boarding school in the next edition which will be the start of many an important plot point for the rest of the series.