Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
The Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway
Why I have it: Read a review…somewhere.
Summary: Poverty-stricken kids learn to swim (with the aim of becoming Olympians).
I’m thinking: Yes, I do like a swimming story.
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Why I have it: Read about it on Science Book a Day (and I read the post because I quite like octopuses).
Summary: A love story (between Sy and Athena the octopus) – hear the author speak here.
I’m thinking: Yes, it’s charming.
Second-Hand Stories by Josh Spero
Why I have it: It was on Scott’s Christmas List.
Summary: Second-hand books have two stories: one within the pages and another of the life lived before changing hands. Spero tracks down the previous owners of his second-hand books.
I’m thinking: Maybe – will the concept hold up over twelve chapters?