Thursday, October 23, 2014
We are crayons and lunchboxes and swinging so high our sneakers punch holes in the clouds.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Happy 53rd birthday, Laurie Halse Anderson! The novelist is known for her Young Adult books that tackle tough issues. Her most popular, Speak, focuses on a teen who stops speaking after she is raped by a classmate.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Animal lovers must read this tale of courage, bravery, loyalty and love.
Wendy Holden, author, gets the brutality of Haatchi, an Anatolian Shepherd, out of the way in the opening chapter, she also brings in the love and dedication of animal lovers to save Haatchi, both with medical attention and emotional attention. That Haatchi not only survived this ordeal, but also remained a trusting, loving animal to humans, is amazing. This becomes evident when he is finally introduced to Owen.
Owen, otherwise known as "Little B" has a rare genetic disorder that is very debilitating, he is extremely shy around folks that he is not close to, when Haatch enters "Little B's" life that all changes, not overnight, but gradually.
This is a beautifully written account of a dog and a boy who needed each other. This account is filled with love, compassion, humor and joy.
A must read for all animal lovers!
This is my review from Goodreads
Hope you will consider this wonderful "story".
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.
October 1, 1856: The first installment of Madame Bovary appeared in The Paris Review, 158 years ago today.
Currently reading "Haatchi and Little B".