Parnassus on Wheels

About The Book:
Written by Christopher Morley Published Year 1917
Helen McGill is contended on keeping house for her brother in their England farm. But the arriveal of quirky 'professor' Mr. Roger Mifflin gave her a chance to travel with a book mobile in tow.

"When you sell a man abook you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glu— you sell him a whole new life. Life and friendship and humour and sheeps at sea night— there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean. Jiminy! If I were the baker or the butcher or the broom huckster, people would run to the gate when I came by— just waiting for my stuff. And here I go loaded with everlasting salvation—yes, ma'am, salvation for their little, stunted minds—and it's hard to make 'em see it. That's what makes it worth while— I'm doing something that nobody else from Nazareth, Maine, to Walla Walla, Washington, has ever thought of. It's a new field, but by the bones of Whitman it's worth while. That's what this country needs— more books!"
I've read because it a prequel to The Haunted Bookshop which I'll be reading one of these days. As a book lover I love reading about other people's obsession over books. I like that I can relate to alot of their sentiments and romantic notions. I love to read about the characters favorite books and use them as reference. Parnassus on Wheels is a very short lovely read.

Shrinking Violet + Giveaway

About The Book:About The Book:
Written by Danielle Joseph Published Year 2009
High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T -- and to everyone's shock, she's a hit! Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she dares to talk to, raves about the mysterious DJ's awesome taste in music. But when The SLAM announces a songwriting contest -- and a prom date with Sweet T is the grand prize -- Sweet T's dream could turn into Tere's worst nightmare.

Tagged it as books I should have read when I was in highschool, this is a very familiar setting as it is realistic. Tere's character is easily relatable being the too shy girl who practically avoids any social interaction and calling attention on herself. She thinks nothing could be more horrifying when they were assigned a project in which public speaking is involved but it has served it's part well as she had gained a friend through it. I also think it served it's purpose on promoting a love for reading and highlighting Helen Keller's life. Life at home is not as cookie-cutter, having a step father whom she does not feel close to and dealing with her overcritical mother. Though her relationship with her mother is often laced with humor there is underlying of tension between them. Slowly with the help of her alter-ego Sweet T she'll get to shed her 'mask', realize her true capabilities and eventually have an understanding with her mother.
It can be a bit predictable but with Daniel's pseudo music scene and characterization of radio station personalities it can be a very fun and entertaining read, as a bonus she'll get to be at the dance with a probable prince charming. No one loves a happy ending more than me so if you guys want to read Tere's story, you can sign up HERE.