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 28, 2018

Slump is BROKEN!

Maybe it was my attitude, or maybe it was the books, but I have to tell you, if it was my attitude, The Parker Inheritance is a book I would have loved anyway!  What a wonderfully written, fantastic book.  Just the perfect example of a book that is more than one thing and also another great example of excellent middle-grade fiction.  Varian Johnson has written an excellent mystery book, an excellent "guy" book, an excellent "girl" book, an excellent LBGTQ book, an excellent book about race, an excellent book about friendship, an excellent book about history, an excellent book about divorce.  He has written a wonderful stand-alone book.  He has written a wonderful first book to a series.  He has written my pick for the Newbery, if the Newbery picks a good book this year.

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