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, March 22, 2017

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

I figure that most ideas seem like good ones at one time or another, don't you?  Ideas we try out, anyway.  I mean I have had lots of bad ideas, but I think that when I have tried out ideas, put ideas into action, they really all seem like good ones.  Reading A Good Idea seemed like a good idea at first.  Then when I started listening to it, it seemed like a bad idea and I quit.  But then I picked it up again and it was a good idea!  In short, I really liked A Good Idea.  The only thing that I thought was weird was all of the underage drinking, but the store was really tough on checking IDs when people bought cigarettes.  Underage drinking went on all the time.  In bars, in houses, in front of the law and the mayor and parents, but yet, when the main character, Fin, went to purchase her cigarettes she was ID'd, even though the guy selling the smokes knew she was 18.  I guess I am sensitive to this because drinking can have such potential damage for people other than the drinker.  But smoking?  It just kills the smoker.  I think it's just such a strange thing.  Strange to see people pouring themselves into their cars, behind the wheel, after concerts, and driving off.  Yet people can't smoke in an outdoor concert venue.  Just strange to me.

But this was a good book.  A mystery that I really figure out.  It is a sad book in so many ways.  But good one.

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