Bone Gap

Bone

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby was a book I got for a book exchange. I do have to send it back but I want to send some goodies with it. This was an amazing book that is about coming of age and acceptance for who is different.

My two favorite characters in the book are Petey and Finn. Petey because she is smart, funny and strong in a way I could never be. Finn because he is the white knight, the one who wants to save everyone.

This book had some places that are scary, some that make you wonder, and some that make me glad I no longer live in a small town like that.

Finn’s brother Sean is the protagonist of the book, and he is called Moony, Moon boy and it bullied by a local family of boys. No one understands him. I do not know if this will be a spoiler or not, if it is you have been warned. Sean has face blindness, and the way that is incorporated into the book is amazing. It was not until I got to the end that I realized no once in the book did the author describe anyone’s face. That was an amazing bit of writing.

Would I recommend this book yes, would I own this book yes.

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The $64 Tomato

Tomato

The $64 Tomato by William Alexander is one of my books for the TRB challenge hosted by Adam over at Roof Beam Reader. This was a book that had been on that pile for a long time. I can’t even tell you what made me add it originally to that list, maybe it was the title.  I don’t know, but I finally got around to reading it and it was cute.

Mans struggle to feed his family, to grow the best most organic produce that he could. He had everything against him, the weather, the land, the bugs, the animals the kids, and sometimes his wife.

This book was so cute and it made me wish that I could grow things without killing them. I do not in any way have a green thumb. Mr. Alexander was honest in his writing on what it takes to have a successful garden and the ups and downs of family life.

QUOTES

“I put out the Havahartattack for the hell of it.”

The hoe was probably the first farming tool invented.

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

MtThis is part of my TBR challenge  that is hosted by Adam over at Roof Beam Reader. I listened to this as an Audio-book and I almost did not make it past the first five chapters. I was so mad by the end of chapter five I almost gave up.

The first half of the book was not about the eruption on Mt. St. Helens at all. The first half of the book was was about Weyerhaeuser and how he bought and logged all of the the old growth forest. It sounded like the author was having an orgasm as the trees were killed. I did not want to read about this family that I cannot stand.

The second half of the book was about the eruption, and the Mt. it was so much better. Here is the thing about this, when I was a kid I lived where on a nice day I could see the Mt. My family was caught in the aftermath of what happened. I remember playing and fishing in the rivers that were changed, watching the ash clouds on a sunny day, wearing masks to go outside. I remember the smell of the Mt. how the ash had its own odor.

Would I recommend reading this book, not if you want to know just about the Mt. and who it effected. If you want to know about Weyerhaeuser sure read it.

Dirty Book Club

Book ClubI will say I am a sucker for “Book”, “Library” or “Book Store” in the title of a book, and the title is what made me pick up this one. The Dirty Book Club is written by Lisi Harrison. It is what I would consider a bath tub book. This is a book that you take in the tub, with your favorite glass or cuppa of whatever, fill the tub with hot water and bubble bath. Don’t leave until you are a wrinkled prune and the book is finished.

This book was so fun to read, it is about friendship, secrets, mistakes, and owning up to those. There were characters in the book I loved, a few I did not like, but that is the way it is in real life. Some people you want to know more about, others not so much. It was also about repeating the same patterns of the past, and trying to learn from them.

I did think that the end of the book was rather abrupt and “neat” for the lives of the people in the book.

The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition, Vol. 4: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass

ZedaI found this at the library and I was thrilled. I have played EVERY Zelda game out there, well not the new one for the Switch. I don’t have a Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Vol 4  by Akira Himekawa was such a sweet Zelda book. I loved the art work, and how it was so easy to read and follow. Yes, this is a graphic novel, and it is Vol 4. However, I do not think that these need to be read in any order.

I loved how the book carried the spirit of the games, and how Link can only do what he does, while being both the hero and the screw up. The books look thick, the look intimidating, but they are so easy to read and follow. IF you remember that they are read the way a Manga is read.

Sing No Evil

Sing no evil

Sing No Evil by JP Ahonen is a wonderful little graphic novel about a heavy metal band and the evil that the encounter when the are trying to make it big.

Aksel is the stuttering lead guitar player for the band Perkeros. However, that is not what this book is about. It is about music and how it connects to every and all things. How there might be a perfect song or sound out there that will unleash the demons from hell.

OK, there were parts of it I did not understand, the band thing is not something that I have ever been involved in and I am not sure how true what Perkeros went through to get where they wanted to be. I am not even sure if they made it there.

Would I recommend reading this sure, would I add it to my shelf to keep no.