Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

Lady Anna's Secret Garden - S. Thomas Kaza

Karate Ken.

Will the Magic Wand Weirdo.

Dan the Dweeb.


Reading all these nicknames that the two protagonists give out reminds me of the nicknames my brother and I come up with. 


The Lancer: for a kid in Kendo who accidentally stabbed me in the stomach with his shinai.

Shackles: a neighbor's dog who is almost always chained up and locked up.

The Unshackled: what we call Shackles every time his owner lets him out.


...and a whole bunch of other nicknames that aren't exactly family-friendly ;)

I love having a brother and I like how the author manages to capture the whole love-hate relationship between siblings.