What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

When I Was Down in Plano...

I visited the Harrington Branch of the City of Plano Library System.  I actually visited all of the branches and I have to say, Plano has great libraries.  At the Harrington Branch I happened upon the book The Cruisers and started to read it.  I like to sit in libraries for a bit and see how the service is.  I lead a VERY exciting life.  I got about fifty pages into it and I liked it but then I never remembered to get back to it when I got home.  On Monday I saw the audiobook for the second book, The Cruisers:  Checkmate and it was a good story.  Zander and his friends go to DiVinci Academy, a special school for very gifted students in NYC.  He and his friends have formed an alternative newspaper called The Cruiser and they live on the edge of the student body there, not trying too hard, not not-trying, just getting by, cruising, hence the name.  In this second book Zander and his friends try to help a fellow student who has been experimenting with drugs.  The dialog is witty, the characters are unique and likable.  The story was a little flat, but I do hold Mr. Myers to high standards, like I said, because his talent is out of this world.  In any case, I'll be reading the first one next and the ones to come.

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