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RECYCLED BOOK CHALLENGE

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RECYCLED BOOK CHALLENGE

Recycled Book Reading Challenge!

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This challenge is for us to take one of our books we’ve bought in the past, a used book (recycled) and actually read it. You know we all have those stacks of ‘to be read’ books piling up. We plan on reading them, then we get other books, just adding to the stack. Well, hopefully this monthly book reading challenge will encourage us to actually read some of those. πŸ™‚

To join in, just click the above link, and you’ll find the information needed to get started.

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This time I present two books that I read a few months ago. I got them at the library book sale for $3 each. I really enjoyed both of them, and keep thinking of the story, so I just wanted to write a little about them.

They are by the author, Mark Kendrick, and were published in 2001 and 2002.

I do have to add a warning, though. These two books deal with subject matter that probably is not appropriate for children, and even some adults may not wish to read them. I’ll skip down a little, in case you don’t want to read further this review. πŸ™‚

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The two books up for my review are:

“Desert Sons” and “Into This World We’re Thrown” by Mark Kendrick.

They are the first book, and then the second in the 2 book series. The main characters are Scott, and Ryan. They are teens who are from completely different backgrounds, and meet when one moves to the other’s city. It all takes place in the U.S. desert southwest. The books are about how these two teens deal with some serious subjects, such as being gay, bullying, psychological traumas, and also friendship and love. It also shows how the boys deal with their family’s reaction to all they go through. These books are fiction, but have very realistic situations and dialog. There are also quite a few erotic scenes depicted.

If you think you’d like to read them, they are available on Amazon. Here’s what the covers look like.

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Β© 2016 BS

19 SOMETHIN’ – SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY # 1

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19 SOMETHIN’ – SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE – DAY # 1Β 19-somethin_sidebar_button

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This is a new challenge, hosted by Suzanne McClendon. It runs for the whole month of September and consists of questions and answers. To find out how to join in, just click the above link. πŸ™‚

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Here’s Day # 1 Question:

What movie couldΒ you,Β or did you, see over and over again when you were a teenager?

I didn’t go to a whole lot of movies back then, but this is one I remember was my favorite. I’m pretty sure I saw it a couple of times at the movie theater, and I’ve watched it many times on TV since then. I still love it.

The movie I’m talking about is…”To Sir With Love”. It came out in 1967, and starred Sidney Poitier. It was based on the semi-autobiographical novel by E. R Braithwaite (pub. 1959). It features a lot of good pop music, and Lulu, a prominent singer, sang the title song. It also featured some music by the Mindbenders, a band from the same time. Funny story…a friend and I saw the Mindbenders in person, when they came to our town for a concert. We didn’t get to go to the concert, but we did go out to the airport to greet them when they arrived. We were thrilled to actually see them, of course! πŸ™‚

Here’s the movie trailer from the movie. Did you go see this one? Enjoy!

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Β© 2016 BS