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A Fast Fifteen

Less Than Fifteen Minutes Each
Skipped & Skimmed

Well, sometimes it's more thorough than that. And sometimes, it is less.

More importantly, it's reactionary writing. That means, it's not always accurate.

In the end, it's My Thoughts and My Opinions.

And sometimes, the book in hand is little more than a catalyst. I mean, just because I suddenly start talking about a Train Trip I once took, doesn't mean there's even a Train (much less a trip) in the Story at Hand.

Got It?

Sheer Randomness!

Finally, spoilers (may or may not) abound.

Children's Books

I was listening to two mothers talk the other day. And one was suggesting good Children's Books to the other. The titles were captivating. So, I thought I'd give the genre a go ... more or less at random.

Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm
Jerdine Nolen & Mark Buehner

Bucky and Stu
The Mikanikal Man

Cornelius Van Wright

The Squirrel Manifesto
Edelman, Edelman, & Zaboski

Revenge of the Sis
Star Wars Jedi Academy
A Christina Starspeeder Story
Krosoczka & Ignatow

Apocalyptic Taco
Nathan Hale

Business Pig
Andrea Zuill

Lola Shapes the Sky
Greenley & Domeniconi

A Night Lights Story
Lorena Alvarez

The Curse of the Cursed Temple of Curses
Or, We Nearly Died. A Lot.
Peterson, Pruett, & Ajhar

Lion of the Sky
Haiku for all Seasons
Salas & Lopez

Hansel & Gretel
Bethan Woollvin

the most Terrible of all
Muon Thi Van & Matt Myers

Mine. Yours.
Arnold & Leng

I thought about this possible story of mine for an hour or two. It gave me great joy. But when I stopped thinking about it for the day, I never started again. So, this looks like the end of the line.

Brett Does a Drug Deal
A Little Big Boy Book

After waking up a little past noon (the prior two pages -- so, a splash -- show me throwing the alarm clock out the window), I am (or if you prefer, Brett is) lazing in bed, music blaring, while playing with matches, trying to flick them into the waste paper basket across the room. Needless to say, Brett is not a good shot and the scene ends with the curtains on fire.

The ABCs of Mindful Breathing
Willard, Rechtschaffen, Brown

Albert's Quiet Quest
Isabelle Arsenault

'Can I come out of the closet, now?'

'Shut Up, Timmy!'

Timmy definitely did not like this version of the book. It went on for far too long.

'Shut It, Timmy! It's not to late to switch genres and make this a Murder Mystery!'

'But I didn't...'

Unfortunately, Dear Reader, whatever else Timmy had to say was drowned out by the roar of a chainsaw.

Blast from the Past
Camper & Raul the Third

The Epic Adventures of Huggie & Stick
Daywalt & Spencer

There be money in these-there incredibly short Children's Books.

I did not find my (above noted) quest item. I doubt I will look again.

Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson

You know, even though I was highly unimpressed by Harold and His Purple Crayon (sic), there is no higher praise in my world than saying I want to mimic and/or copy the style of something.

Jan Brett

The Snowy Nap
Jan Brett

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands
Jonny Duddle

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