Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
The Bunker Diary
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
All American Boys

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

YOU WISH...I wish

Hmm, not sure if I should post here under the book or up above, but this seems to make sense. My first thought upon receiving this book at the meeting was I WISH I didn't have to read this book. I mean, it is all PINK! The cover is PINK, the title font is PINK, there is a PINK wrapperthingy on the cupcake and it has a PINK candle on it. At least the pony on top of the cupcake is brown. I like brown. I like ponies. But in the book the pony IS actually PINK. I have never yet made it through the very few YA Chick Lit selections I have attempted...but I'll force myself through this one. I promise....or I'll be PINK with embarrassment.


  1. Okay, so I posted below the book but it shows up here on top anyway. Guess that's okay.

  2. I remember when we met for the first time last year someone (who shall remain anonymous!) had a very similar reaction to one of their first two books but in the end requested more copies for literature circles! Even though some of the books we read may not be our first choice, it helps us to better understand what is available for our students and getting the right book in the hands of each young person so that they have the same love of reading that we do.