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.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

So there's no such thing as a mudshark?

All while I was listening to the really good reading of a very funny, quick book from Gary Paulsen, Mudshark, I thought that a mudshark was a real shark!  It isn't.  I am sad.  I think I would like to see one!  Lyle got his name Mudshark because of his speed, physically and mentally, while playing mudball and while solving puzzles and his friends' problems.  He's a likable, very cool guy.  He has a couple mysteries to solve in his fast-paced and very witty story, including missing erasers and a possible psychic parrot in the school library.  The school librarian is pretty hilarious, as is the principal.  The janitor is a neat character.  There is seriousness and silliness.  I am really loving GP!

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