A Girl Named Zippy [Three Things Thursday]

Today I am introducing a new feature designed to highlight those books I read before I was blogging regularly. There are a lot of books I read (even as recently as 2009) that I just never featured on my books. my life. I want to change this. But I’m human and I can’t do a whole review of a book I read a few years ago. So I’m just going to tell you three things (because I like alliteration) about each book.

A Girl Named Zippy

I’m kicking off this feature with Haven Kimmel’s A Girl Named Zippy. And these are my Three Things:

1. This book came highly recommend by Emily of Books, the Universe & Everything. I will pretty much read anything she says is good.

2. This book is about a normal little girl growing up in a small town. It’s a lot like what I think my memoirs would be like if I could write like Haven Kimmel. Just a bunch of memories.

3. A lot of memoirs are heartbreaking. They are often sad stories about the author overcoming some kind of adversity. Sure, Zippy had some bad times just like the rest of us but for the most part this is the story of a happy childhood. I found this very refreshing.