Saturday, June 1, 2024

This OR That Giveaway № 151 ~ A Boy Called Duct Tape by Christopher Cloud OR Ghellow Road by T.H. Waters #ABoyCalledDuctTape #GhellowRoad


I have sooooo many books!

The This or That Giveaway! feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to cull my collection and to share some of the many books I have. I get to clear off some of my shelves to make room for more books and give someone else the chance to enjoy these treasures.

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


A Boy Called Duct Tape
by Christopher Cloud
Paperback ~ Published 2012

Pablo Perez is a 12-year-old poor kid without much going for him. His classmates have dubbed him “Duct Tape” because his tattered discount-store sneakers are held together with…you guessed it, duct tape. He can’t escape the bullying. 

Pablo’s luck, however, changes after he finds a $20 gold coin while swimming in a river near his home. Pablo later buys a $1 treasure map at the county fair. The map shows the route to the “lost treasure” of Jesse James. Pablo can’t help but Is there a link between the map and the gold coin? 

He is determined to find out, and he, his 9-year-old sister and 13-year-old cousin hire an ill-mannered cave guide, and begin a treacherous underground adventure in search of treasure.


Ghellow Road
by T.H. Waters
Paperback ~ Published 2010

Ghellow Road is a literary diary of a young girl’s journey through the tangled labyrinth that is her life. 

Theresa’s story begins in a large Midwestern city, where her heart is full of joy and wonder, and the world is hers to receive without consequence. As time passes, merciless forces begin to shape her existence, no matter how carefully her father colors the empty spaces of her world. 

After a series of tragic events, Theresa and her family seek refuge in a small Minnesota town nestled near the shores of Rainy Lake. While riding the ups and downs of adolescence, she creates a new life for herself there. Yet through it all, her mother remains forever lost in the prison of her own mind and forever lost to Theresa. The young girl feels as though she’s leading a double life, one that no one else could possibly understand. She begins to peer at the world as if looking through a thick, black veil, never certain which pieces are illusion and which are not. 

Yet, in the end, she manages to survive through sheer determination, a bit of luck and the kindness of the beloved village she calls Home.



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  1. Horseback riding on the beach.

    1. Sounds wonderful, but not sure this old body could handle it. Have fun!

  2. I plan to eat lots of great summer produce, craft, volunteer, and read lots of great books this summer!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot)com

  3. We're seeing some concerts, but other than that just spending a lot of time on our local beach & hosting visitors!

    1. Fun! I'll bet you get a lot of visitors for the beach.

  4. Yes, just moved into an old farmhouse. Going to start my garden and unpack.


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