A to Z Blog Challenge 2018 – Letter J


A to Z Blog challenge 2018 – Letter J #atozchallenge J letter




Welcome to the 2018 edition of the A to Z Blogging Challenge!

All through the month of April, the challenge asks us to blog every day (except Sundays), and to go through the alphabet A to Z, connecting our posts to the letter of each day.

My idea for this time, my 5th to participate, is to showcase a book or two each day, and provide a tiny bit of information about them. These will not be a full book review, but just saying what it is about, and if I liked the book or not.

These books are mostly books that I already have on my shelves, and have read, or are on my to be read stacks. There will be a very few of them that I don’t already own, or have read.

I will also post a quote each day that has something to say about books, or reading.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe see a book or a few that you might want to read, too.



“Just Another Kid”, by Torey L. Hayden, is just one of the author’s many books. I’ve read them all many times, and can say she is one of my favorite authors.

Her career is in childhood education, more specifically, she teaches special needs children. She writes of the specific children (names changed, of course), and everything that happens in her classes. There are many tears, lots of laughter, and more than that, there is learning, and love.

This book concerns her dealings with one of the children’s mothers. That the mother signs on as a classroom volunteer/aide, is a great help to Ms Hayden. However, she is to find out the mother has many problems of her own. Ms Hayden helps her work through her difficulties, just as she does with the children. So, in a way, she is ‘just another kid’.

If you’ve never read one of Torey L. Hayden’s books, I would highly recommend them.



“Jeneration X”, by Jen Lancaster, is another of the author’s many memoirs. She uses humor to tell all, about her life.

In this one, she is trying to live the ‘adulting’ kind of life she supposes she should begin. But, it’s hard to break out of her Gen X mindset. We follow along as she navigates adulthood, with her husband, and menagerie of pets.

I’ve read all of this author’s books, and each one is so fun to read.




Tomorrow is for the letter K, and the MB Chickens will be ready to reveal the letter K book titles.


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS



4 responses »

    • haha! Yes, it is! Fiction is pretty predictable with beginning, middle, and end, but real life is just a hodge-podge of scenes with barely a plot. We just have to make the most of it, as we can. 🙂

  1. I haven’t heard of that Gen X book, and it’s a memoir. It’s right in my wheelhouse, then, on both counts. Thanks for the recommendation.

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