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.

Monday, May 20, 2013


Man. I  loved Eleanor and ParkPeople told me I would.  I bought it on audible.  And man, I did love it.  Wow.  What a beautiful and sad and hopeful story of two on the fringe kids...well, who isn't on the fringe, really, when you think about it?  I mean, life is not easy.  Eleanor has it awful at home.  Her step-dad.  Oh my gosh...just a monster.  Truly.  Park has wonderful parents, but you know, he's still a teen and man, it is hard to be a teen.  What a beautiful heart he has.  Man.  I just loved this book.  You have to read it.  Right now.  You must.  You must buy it.  Recommend it to everyone.  I loved this story.  Also, set in the 80s, so a nice bit of historical fiction for today.  Great book.  Just great. 

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