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Earn Your Spurs


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
  • Flint
  • 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.

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  1. 7 Comment(s)

  2.   By Thomas on Jan 26, 2016 | Reply

    I took your advice and read Bendigo Shafter. That was a good story and I liked the leather cover.

  3.   By Librarian on Jan 28, 2016 | Reply

    I’m glad you liked it.

  4.   By Librarian on Feb 25, 2016 | Reply

    I think the leather covers on Westerns is a nice touch, too.

  5.   By Dominic Pittman on Feb 17, 2016 | Reply

    I have mostly watched western films, but it would be nice to read something that I can relate to. I’m mostly interested in Lonesome Dove.

  6.   By willem strydom on Feb 18, 2016 | Reply

    i have never read a western but it sounds like a fun genre. not many new books are westerns, it seems like a dying genre to me.

  7.   By Katlian Nelson on Feb 18, 2016 | Reply

    The post was great, I’m really motivated to read some more westerns now.

  8.   By Johnny R on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    I’m currently reading a western book by Louis L’Amour. It’s a good book and I reccomend it.

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