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.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Love/Hate Relationship

I have a love/hate relationship with Joyce Carol Oates.  She is a great writer.  She really is.  You can see that I have disliked a book or two by her.  Check out High Crime Area.  Her books are disturbing and thought provoking.  Big Mouth and Ugly Girl was a book that I loved.  A great story of rumor gone wrong.  Religion takes a hit here, that is no surprise in an Oates book.  But at least Oates names this religion for what it is, ridiculous right-wing garbage cloaked in a "religious" mask.  So that was good.  A very recommendable read.

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