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 20, 2017

Jason Reynolds Love

I have LOTS of love for Jason Reynolds who has become one of my favorite authors in a short time.  The Boy in the Black Suit was excellent.  Very real and powerful and sorrowful and hopeful and joyful.  After hearing Reynolds on that podcast I fell in love with him and was not surprised at all by the bravery and honesty of his characters.  Once I had the honor of officiating at a funeral like one of Love's grandmother.  And it is something I will remember always and it is something that taught me a great deal and really makes me understand the whole "death where is thy victory" deal.  Because death, you ain't nothin'!

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