Here we are, only one more day left in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. After all my whining, I now have mixed emotions. I’m glad I’ll have that extra time back, the time I spent deciding on the featured authors and books, the time I spent writing blog posts that were supposed to be short and pithy and sometimes went on forever.
But I’m sad I haven’t even made a dent in visiting the over 2,000 worthy participants in the challenge.
And there were so many authors I wanted to tell you about but couldn’t squeeze them all in. And so many books I’ve discovered that you’d want to read if you just knew about them
Hopefully I’ll get to some of those in other blog posts as time goes on. And I’ll have many of those authors here to be my guest, especially when they have new books they want to tell us about.
Okay, so let’s get to Day Y.
Featured Author: Al Yankovic
You didn’t know that, did you?
Yes, Weird Al write books for kids.
This is his bio from amazon.com.
“Known for more than thirty years as America’s premier satirist of popular music and culture, “Weird Al” Yankovic has had almost as many careers as Billy can dream of. Advised by his father to do whatever made him happy, he has accordingly been a comedian, singer/songwriter, music producer, actor, director, and writer–often all at the same time. Mr. Yankovic has won three Grammy Awards and has sold more comedy recordings than anyone else in history. He lives with his family in Southern California.”
His kids’ books include When I Grow Up and My New Teacher and Me.
Featured Book: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
I cried when I read the book (published in 1938. I think I read it about 1952). I cried when I saw the movie, too.
The short, short synopsis from amazon.com:
“Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend.”
Sometimes you just need a good cry. Pick up this classic novel and you won’t be disappointed.
Word of the Day: You
You’re the reason I hang out online. You’re the reason I talk about authors and their books. You’re the reason I sometimes try to be funny, because making you laugh makes me happy.
You are wonderful Thank you for being here.