Tag Archives: South Eugene High School

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan; 2017; $16.99; 296 pages; dial books for young readers, New York, NY; 978-0-399-18621-9; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Albina; 6/28/17-7/6/17 Why did I read this?  I have read all of Holly’s books and thoroughly enjoyed them, also she attended the same high school I did. Julia Marks is short for her […]

Possibilities by Herbie Hancock

Possibilities by Herbie Hancock with Lisa Dickey; 2014; $29.95; 344 pages; Viking, New York, NY; 978-0-670-01471-2; purchased from Multnomah County Librarys’ Title Wave Used Bookstore; 2/19/16-2/23/16 Why did I read this?  Back in the day when I was attending South Eugene High School the school district had a radio station and some of us got to have […]

From running to writing

Thump, Passionate Poems by Amy Ballard Rich; 2015; 41 pages; Express Press, Berkeley, CA; 978-1-4951-5920-6; a gift from the author; 12/21/15-12/21/15 Amy has put together a good book of poetry that covers topics including running, self esteem and current events.  Many of them are very powerful, causing an emotional reaction in some and thinking about the […]

All kinds of monsters

Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan, Illustrated by Gary A. Rosen; 2015; $16.99; 275 pages; Dial Books for Young Readers, New York, NY; 978-0-8037-4133-1; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Hollywood;9/8/15-9/10/15 The story of a young possum as she ventures forth into the great wide world.  The most exciting thing is that it is told […]

I don’t care how you vote, get off your ass and vote*

Off Center, The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson; 2005;$25.00; 261 pages; Yale University Press, New Haven, CT; 0-300-10870-2; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland; 7/31/15-8/7/15 The authors show that the polarization of the two major parties in the United States is not the result of equal […]

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