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.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Well...that was...something

So Shadows is the second book in the Ashes Trilogy by Ilsa J. Bick.  This book was very action packed and gory.  It was all action.  I am not a big fan of all that much action, I guess.  The gore doesn't bother me, but it was 500+ pages of it.  A lot of people die is really gross ways in this book.  But the thing is, you really don't care because you don't know the people.  It is just very action and gore oriented.  I am still hopeful that the third book will bring it all around and that will be cool.  This one was set in Wisconsin!  So that is good for my Road Trip.  But man...I don't know.  It was kind of like a torture porn movie.  The thing is, Bick is a veteran, so I know that she knows what she is talking about and so I right then and there, just have to respect her.  She has a lot to say in a recent blog post about those support the troops magnets on cars.  That they aren't really supporting the troops and that people should really support the troops.  I agree, but it is impossible to know if the people with those magnets do or don't support troops in other ways.  Or if they, themselves, are just back from Afghanistan.  She just doesn't know.  I have a POW/MIA magnet on my car and I do support the troops in the ways that Bick suggests and in other ways.  But if Bick saw my magnet she would be mad.  That was kind of weird.  The other thing is that she is a child psychologist.  That's tough.  I don't really think psychologists make much difference, good or bad, but maybe child psychologists do, but I don't know.  So well, I am kind of lukewarm about Bick.  But I still hope to read Ashes #3.  I also don't know why she was upset about the picture of the soldiers praying before a meal.   I just don't know.

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