Perusing the old bookshelves at my mother’s house, I came across an old copy of James & the Giant Peach in remarkably good condition, and then begged to take it home with me. I’ve actually been debating on whether to spend the $7 it costs currently at Barnes & Noble in order to read it again – but alas, I didn’t have to! — Destiny!
I added Roald Dahl onto the ‘bonus’ section of my Classics Club List, because I have fond memories of his stories. My favorite was always Matilda, a girl after mine own bookworm heart 😉
The thing that surprised me first of all about this book was how seriously horrible James’ two aunts are. Sponge & Spiker verbally and physically abuse the kid constantly – treat him either as if he doesn’t exist, or as if he exists only to do their bidding and nothing more…
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