The Madman of Piney Woods was incredible? Masterful? Quotable and so memorable that it will now go on my list of "10 Books that Influenced You "if I ever get Facebook tagged again?
No. It didn't surprise me at all. Because that is just who Christopher Paul Curtis is. I've been really blessed to meet a couple of incredible authors at various conferences over the years. If I ever got the chance to meet CPC, I think I would just faint. I know I couldn't put together a complete sentence. In I don't want to recap the book, I am no good at that. But man, man, man I wish that I could make this required reading for every friend I have. And people I don't know, so that I could make more friends! Because this book is a gift from CPC to the world. Incredible. Incredible. Incredible.
Come on, Newbery. Here is your winner.
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.