Earn your spurs at the Homer High library by reading a western. If you don’t know what a western is, then you really are a greenhorn. Talk to Mrs. Akers, and she’ll set you straight. Corral one of these well-known and admired novels by Louis L’Amour to get started.
- Bendigo Shafter
- The Cherokee Trail
- The Daybreakers
- Down the Long Hills
- The First Fast Draw
- Jubal Sackett
- The Man from the Broken Hills
- Reilly’s Luck
- Ride the River
- Riding for the Brand
More experienced cowpokes might want to give Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove stories a ride. Those would be Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo, and Comanche Moon.
Maybe true-life adventures such as Captivity of the Oatman Girls or Life in the Far West better suit your style.
Watch John Wayne in The Cowboys during FOL October 7 – October 9. We’ll watch 45 minutes each day. This movie is rated PG-13 for cowboy language, cowboy situations, and cowboy violence.
Ask Mrs. Akers for recommendations if you’re hankering to read more.