1) The line: "Of course. The Big Bad Wolf does yoga." (I'm thinking of putting this as one of the stamps on my email, professional repercussions be damned.) Anya and I quote this all the time.
2) New minion idea (brought to us by the Pied Piper's son in the story): EVIL BUNNY MINIONS!!!!!!!
I mean, really: how could that go wrong? This is the best expression of bunny evil I've witnessed since Monty Python's "Holy Grail."
More seriously, this is a great series of books. Clever enough to keep my 10 year-old happy, goofy enough for my 6 year-old. And at the center of the story: girl heroes.
What's inspiring you these days?