Winged Shoes and a Shield

Winged Shoes and a Shield
Collected Stories

Reader comment | Aug 29, 2013, Rathayibacter
This is one of my favorite books ever, and I have read a lot of amazing books. When I think of books that matter to me, that really made me think and reevaluate everything I was taught to believe, this book immediately springs to mind. I had to put down this book several times while reading it so that I could take in everything, often rereading stories immediately so that I can catch as many careful details and beautiful moments as possible (and am sure that I'll find something new next time, and the next and the next). I actually had the opportunity to meet Don, and he is one of my favorite people ever. Seriously, if you're thinking about getting this book, do it. You won't regret it _and_ you'll be helping out an amazing guy.
Reader comment | Nov 29, 2012, Tahnee Barbee
I read almost every night before sleep so I have no idea how many books I've read so far this year. What I can tell you is that while I've enjoyed many, been inspired by some, and found that some were read to completion ONLY because once I begin, I feel that need to finish, two I loved from cover to cover. "The Best of Simple" by Langston Hughes and most recently, "Winged Shoes and a Shield, Collected Stories" by Don Bajema. Those who write blogs call themselves authors and so many reality show stars and celebrities have now taken on the title of author that it's so good to read a book and now without a doubt it was written by a GREAT writer & storyteller. Don is just that and I so looked forward to my nightly reading that I purposedly skipped a few nights and slowed down a bit as I came to the end. To be honest, I haven't read the last story yet because I don't want it to end. Excellent!