“There is no such thing as too many books, there’s just not enough time.”
And, of course, there are also not enough shelves to hold all those books for me. With these dilemmas in mind, how do you choose books to read? I read reviews! Sometimes reviews lead to me to pick a different book and sometimes I try them even though the review says not to! Think about that as you check my reviews today!
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Will they make it out?
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
“Don’t let the sun set on you in Shaleyville.”
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
“There were round rims of shadow on the patch of prairie where the horses we rode to school had eaten the grass down in circles around their picket stakes. Perhaps that pattern drew my eye to what I had viewed every day of my school life but never until then truly registered. The trails in the grass radiated in as many directions as there were homesteads with children, all converging to that schoolyard spot where I stood…. everyone I could think of had something at stake at the school.”
“The mothers dispatched their hearts and souls out the door every morning as they sent waist-high children to saddle up and ride miles to school.”
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
“My friends each buy a messenger bag, so I fork over the money, too. We pose in the store mirrors, our bags slung over our shoulders and I think of the sheep at the ranch, how they would stand so close together they blurred into a single puffball. If one of them stood just a little taller, his head would poke out of the collective wool. Then anyone could see him. A coyote. A hawk. Dare to poke your head up, dare to stand out from the crowd, and you risk being gobbled up.”
Teacher Misery by Jane Morris
“it’s beach weekend and I will be out of town”