Whether I review a book or not, I tag it, rate it, and add it to my LibraryThing account. LT makes it easy to sort through books by tag or date when the title escapes me and patrons await me. I've been doing it for years, but somehow I never noticed that there is an option to add a haiku summary of each book. Once I saw it, I had to try,
Ted Williams, the best
living and breathing baseball
Swing! it’s a home run
Of course, a haiku review leaves me no room to gush over Matt Tavares' illustrations - the green of the field just pops out at you when you begin the story - the same way that it does inside the ballpark when you exit the cool darkness of the breezeway, face the field, and step out into the open air as you head for your seat. Ah, there's nothing like it, and Matt Tavares gets it right.
|Fenway Park turns100 this year. |
This photo is from my vacation in 2011.
I'm not a Sox fan, but you can't deny the greatness of Ted Williams (my aunt would have my head if I did!). This is a stirring book about Ted Williams, but also about what makes baseball so great. I love it! It's a home run.
One video just isn't enough. Watch 'em both!
Opening day can't come soon enough for me! I've already got tickets to see the Baltimore Orioles, the Durham Bulls, and the Lakewood Blue Claws - and that's just for April.