I’m sure you’re wondering how I’m liking the Lemony Snicket books, right? I can only say they’re like Sesame Street–obviously for younger kids, but smart and educational and with humor for the adults in the audience thrown in. For example:

There is a snake in this room so deadly that your heart would stop before you even knew he’d bitten you. There is a snake who can open her mouth so wide she could swallow all of us, together, in one gulp. There is a pair of snakes who have learned to drive a car so recklessly that they would run you over in the street and never stop to apologize.

And then there’s this:

He taught them…to never, under any circumstances, let the Virginian Wolfsnake near a typewriter.

Both of these are from book 2 of the series, The Reptile Room, so I’ve made it that far.  I’m not sure I’ll keep reading, though–they do go fast but there are other things to read.