I mentioned discovering a plethora of festivities. The prize for joining ‘Once Upon A Read-A-Thon’ is $60.00 from Amazon.ca! Others are for comaraderie (I hope folks comment and subscribe!) and sheer incentive to read. You must have heard of my library with a proud variety needing to be opened! If theme / mission is met, one book can satisfy many reading circles. I cherish all eras. My picks for ‘Once Upon A Read-A-Thon’ were:
REBECCA M. HALE “How To Moon A Cat” – 2011
DARRYLL WALSH “Ghosts Of Nova Scotia” – 2000 (Canadian content)
MARGARET A. STANGER “That Quail, Robert” – 1966 (true story you must read)
MARION NAISMITH “A Dream Of Unicorns” – 1968.
I realized July 9-11 amounts to 3 days. With gardening to do, 4 titles are a reach. I finished “How To Moon A Cat“; satisfaction! It dragged from a previous read-a-thon with too many contests. I paused it to devour “The Trouble With Magic” by Madelyn Alt, for a witch theme. I thought a review was required within June for a giveaway. I’ve gladly concluded Rebecca’s novel, third in a San Francisco series.
I began Darryll Walsh’s “Ghosts Of Nova Scotia” tonight and will easily finish by afternoon. A study of east coast ghost activity, it serves research for my novel. It suits a Canadian author event this month and a ‘new author’ challenge on-going this year. I’ll save Marion Naismith’s book. After I plant our last two flowerboxes (the seeds are ready), I’ll start Margaret A. Stanger’s book tomorrow. She knew the elderly couple who raised a quail from birth!
Robert was the love of their lives (named before gender was known) and became famous in the 60s! She had a guestbook of visitors until her death, every single one very charmed to meet her. I peeked to ensure it isn’t sad. It isn’t. She nearly reached age 4 and died in her peaceful bed. Margaret babysat Robert and asked to write their story so everyone can know her.
“That Quail, Robert” was the most famous real animal a short time ago. Please find a copy like I did (mine was 50 cents)! Make sure generations after us don’t allow the memory of this beautiful bird to fade!