Monday, August 10, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute-Betty Smith, WNBA

Tuesday's Tribute



What is it?
Well, we'll tell you what it is NOT... It's Not About YOU. It's about SOMEONE ELSE. It's our chance, each of us, to shine our light on someone else.

Huh? Whaddya mean?
We each spend a lot of time talking about ourselves and our lives, but we are also fairly GIVING people too...Tuesday's Tribute is a chance to talk about OTHER people, OTHER blogs, OTHER lives.

Now's your chance to shine your light on someone else.

I've had a first edition copy (picked up at a second hand store) of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith for over a year now. It's been on my "to read" list for ages.........I should have read it long ago, but I kept bumping it for other pieces of literature (most turned out to be trash) that seemed more exciting.

I finally started the book, and I can tell already it's going to be a favorite.

So, here's to you, Ms. Smith, for writing a wonderfully lasting novel.

I love your prose.

I can't wait to read more.

What did you think of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?

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23 comments:

Rhonda said...

I picked up "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" today. I have heard it's a good one. I'll let you know!

Allison said...

My book club read it several years ago. It's a good one!

Bonnie the Boss said...

I read it over 10 years ago, maybe I need to pick it up asnd read it again. Hope you enjoy every minute of it.

Kimberly said...

That is one of most favorite books of all time. I LOVE it! Such a good read! I'm sure you will love it too!

BoufMom9 said...

One of my all time favorite books! (between that and The Catcher in the Rye...CLASSICS!)
Enjoy!

Aubrey said...

I'm slow and finally responding to your comment on Jennifer's blog--can I tell you how relieved I am to know my kids aren't the only ones breaking everything I own? I even have stuff that survived me, my sister, three little brothers and I bring it home and it doesn't last even a DAY. My decorating style (mostly on end tables) has changed from 'something kind of nice to look at' to 'ghetto simplicity'. And twins--I shudder--heaven (and prozac) help me if I"m blessed with those. ;)

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Havent read it... off to add it to my list for the rest of summer reading...

Theta Mom said...

That is a CLASSIC! I read it several years ago and I remember it was one of those books you couldn't put down because she writes as if you were actually there. So engaging. Excellent read!

mannequin said...

I'm so glad you're finally getting to reading it! It's on my favorites, you know? Maybe I'll read it again after I finish my current reading.

Have you seen the movie? It's wonderful as well.

Kat said...

I just adore that book. And there is a sequel of sorts called "Joy in the Morning." It's not nearly as good as "Tree..." but it's worth reading.

My daughter read "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" last week and really liked it. And I am reading "The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society" - and it is just FANTASTIC...

Lula! said...

You'll have to convince me as to why I should put down the latest YA to read serious literature. (I confess to reading the YA. Most of it is really good. Thanks again for introducing me to Graceling!)

Deb said...

oh what an awesome book!!!

my "to read" stack is getting taller and taller. i thought i would get more reading done this summer than i have.

Susie said...

Neat tribute:-)

Justine said...

I read that book soooooooooooo long ago... in HS? That I don't even remember what it's about. Poor black family? See? I can't remember!

Justine :o )

Jacki said...

Wow...how weird is this...I am reading this book right now! I am about half way through it, and find it hard to put down. It's great!!

Amy said...

I have not heard of this one. Will have to write it down. Thanks...

April said...

Haven't read it... haven't read anything in a dreadfully long time. :-(

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Grand Pooba said...

Never heard of Ms. Smith! I'll have to check her out.

Christi said...

Adding this book to my ever growing reading list...can't wait to pick this one up!

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

You used to be able to edit your linky's and delete your own.. can't see how to do that now.. so I screwed up.. and linked up on Tuesday's post.. but???
My post is REALLy long and actually it's closer to a tribute to my husband.. so?? Oh well.. leave it if I didn't break the two for one rule or something! DOH!

I LOVED her other book, could never find a copy of tree grows in brooklyn.. if you get a chance read the other one.. that I can't remember the name of blah blah blah.. oh brother.. I'm done.

Sera said...

Oooh! I always love to hear about a good book. It's hard to sift through all of them, so I love hearing recommendations. I'll have to add this to my list of "I want to read that." Thanks for sharing. :)

Honey Mommy said...

What a great read. I think I read it a year ago, and really enjoyed it!

Kelly said...

I just read this book about 3 mos ago for the first time. I am mad at myself for not reading in earlier!! Definitely one I will read again and again.