Even Oliver Twist* with its classic stopwatches overcomes a somewhat dull story to make me covet its presence on my bookshelf. It's not like I don't have enough "trinkets" (as Fran likes to call them) lying around Mildred but, books always make themselves welcome! Right..?
*7th grade english was a snoozefest with this book. I would be willing to give a second try for the sake of the awesome cover.