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
When I Was the Greatest is by Jason Reynolds, who is for sure, one of the greatest writers out there. I loved this book and I loved the father who has faults but wow, what love. I loved the main character and the love that he has for his friends and family. I loved the reason why the boxing coach taught him how to fight. Pay careful attention to the conversation that the coach has with Ali that causes him to decide to teach him how to box. It is pretty beautiful, but so quick that you might miss it. Great book.