Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Hello! I am Melville! And, as you just saw from the video, I have read all the books. My brain is stuffed full of knowledge and wisdom. In fact, it is so full of knowledge and wisdom that sometimes I can't get the knowledge and wisdom out. It's like when two people try to go through a door at the same time so they get stuck and they're like "Move!" and the other guy is like "No, you move!" and then the first guy says "I was here first!" And then the second guy says...

Sorry, I forgot what we were talking about.

Anyway, my buddy whose name escapes me at the moment said I could say anything I wanted on his blog. So, I decided to say this: Read a book! Everybody should read a book, like me. Some of the best experiences of my life have come from reading...or so I assume. I can't remember any of them, but I have a pretty strong feeling that reading was involved. That's why I do my "Book Nook" series on YouTube, to tell the peoples all about how great books are!

But, you may be asking, where to begin? There are sooooooooooooooooooo many books out there, which ones should I read? Well, you should read them all, like me. But, if you don't have time for that, here are some of my suggestions:

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
This book has everything! There's a mouse...and a motorcycle! How cool is that?

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
See, there's this girl called...something and she goes...someplace. Maybe I better reread this one.

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
There's seven of these books and eight movies...I know, it confuses me, too. But they're good books. Even if the last couple of ones are kind of dramatic (I cried at the end).

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
My favorite part is when the guy says "Hello, my name is Indigo Malkovich. You killed my brother, you dirty rat!"

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammet
See, this guy is really thin and that's why he's a good, wait...he's a good detective and that's why he's so thin? No, I'm not sure what this one is about, but there's a dog in it! And that's good.

The Jeeves Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
There's a whole bunch of books by this guy about this other guy who works for a guy and the guy who works for the guy is called Jeeves and Jeeves helps the guy to fix his problems and it's funny and it's British and they say "Pip Pip" and stuff like that.

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
One of my favorite books ever...but not for the reason you think! Unless, of course, you think it's because it's about a bear...cuz that's the reason.

Bone by Jeff Smith
It's what they call a "graphic novel" which is like a comic book, but classier. It's really long, but it's exciting and it's funny and the little guys are pretty cute.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Okay, now I distinctly remember there being songs and dances in this one. But my friend tells me that I'm confusing the book with the movie. But I'm pretty sure he's wrong and that the singing is in the book. You'll have to let me know when you read this one.

Well, that should get you started. Let me know what you think of these books. And if you need any more recommendations, or have any questions about books, I'll be happy to answer them. Happy reading!

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