Smackdown Books 2019

Piecing Me Together
We Are Okay
Hello, Universe
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow
The Marrow Thieves
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
The Poet X
Children of Blood and Bone
Far from the Tree
Long Way Down
The Goat
Amina's Voice
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess
The First Rule of Punk
24 Hours in Nowhere
The Astonishing Color of After
Obsessed: : A Memoir of My Life with OCD
Train I Ride

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sparrow Road vs between shades of gray

As a first time blogger, I enter the blogging world cautiously (as I reviewed previous blogs there seemed to be much poetry and I generally don't write poetry).

Sparrow Road: Clever, funny with underlying sadness and curiosity.  Hope and forgiveness are at the heart of this book.  A lovely read that I think many would enjoy (especially on a hot summer day with a slurpee in hand).

between shades of gray: Poignant, heart wrenching and powerful.  This book kicks you in the stomach several times as it reveals the injustices of the deportation of thousands of Lithuanian's to Russia during and following WWII.  Human rights and strength of spirit ensure you finish this book to the end.

Winner for me:  between shades of gray!!


Friday, November 16, 2012

The Smack is Back!

The books wait for no man or woman so it is time to get back on the reading wagon. The 3rd edition of Smackdown has begun. Eager Smackdownians met last night at A Blair McPherson school and received their bracket reads. The PDF of our tournament is available to check up on on the right hand side under our bookshelf. All that remains is the reading, the blogging and the bloodshed....but none on the books please! Round One deadline is December 17th. Good luck to all the contenders....even Arlene's!