In 2009 I was asked to answer the Book Brahmins Questionnaire on Shelf Awareness. Never hard to get me talking about books I love, so I did, and here are their questions and my answers, lightly edited. On your nightstand now: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson. I was raised in…
[From the vaults at stabenow.com, Jul 19, 2010]
They are finally.
Newly orphaned sisters Nancy and Plum are deposited into the untender care of the evil Mrs. Monday by their Uncle John. Even Uncle John's chauffeur wonders "why a boarding home for little children should have such a wicked-looking fence. Surely not just to keep the rolling lawns form oozing out into the road!" But Uncle John is so relieved he won't have to wash dishes and make doll clothes he doesn't see that Mrs. Monday has "a general appearance about as warm and motherly as a pair of pliers."