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, December 27, 2017

Any book that Jason Reynolds recommends...

is probably going to be amazing.  I heard him talk about his newest book on MashReads and he recommended Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward.   It won the National Book Award this year and as far as I am concerned, I can't imagine a better choice.  I listened to her on the New York Public Library's podcast, which was recorded on the day before the book came out and just found her to be fascinating.  It was neat, too to to hear that she hopes one day to write a middle grade fiction book!  Can you imagine?!

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