Brina’s review of Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Cheri (new)

Cheri Terrific review for what sounds like a so-so book, Brina! I'm happy that you enjoyed this at least somewhat, hope the next one is better!


message 2: by Brina (new)

Brina Cheri, this was a good 3 stars and maybe later I will up it to 3.5. I had more issues with the writing style than the content and did enjoy it but not quite as much as other baseball books I've read this year.


message 3: by Greg (new)

Greg Sounds great, but I like books with longer titles. That way, I don't even have to really read them.


message 4: by Brina (new)

Brina Greg ;). It didn't hurt that Andre Dawson is on the cover. I was only willing to play outfield as a kid because of him.


message 5: by Greg (new)

Greg Brina wrote: "Greg ;). It didn't hurt that Andre Dawson is on the cover. I was only willing to play outfield as a kid because of him."

Hi Brina, as a kid, my father coached little league and my brother played. I had my head in books very early, Dad tried to get me interested in playing, wish I had been more athletic when a kid: at the time I had bad asthma and there was no such thing as "allergic asthma" and doctors thought in my case it was exercise induced but that was never the case. When I did play in school, I was always put in the outfield though, and was usually last on the batting list. I have found I am not very good in book clubs, I tend to stray ahead or get behind because I juggle read, and I've been told I'm too direct with my opinions (both good and bad) and should ease up: but oh how I hate sloppy writing and editing. I don't mind a weak debut, but an undedited, sloppy, nonsensical one will irritate me: there are too many great books to be read!


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