Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Southern Reading Challenge 2008

The Southern Reading Challenge
I've copied the rules from Maggie Reads:

The rules are easy: 3 Southern Setting Books by Southern Authors in 3 Months beginning May 15 through August 15!
How can you pass this amazing challenge up? Incentive you say? A tin full of yummy tasting pecans will be sent to a lucky participant every Friday. I'll also be linking y'all's experiences as they come in, just like last year. Sense of Place Contest? Oh, Yeah! Dead Mule Society List? You Bet! Click here for southern book suggestions

Books Read For the Challenge
1. Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Diner by Lisa Wingate review here
2. Holy Moly by Ben Rehder review here
3. Icy sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio review here

Name Your Blues Contest
Maggie Reads is sponsoring a Name Your Blues Contest. One winner will receive an autographed copy of Finn by Jon Clinch. What fun!
Here's my entry: Polk Salat Nana
Wrap Up
I truly enjoyed this Challenge, the books I read and those chosen by others were right up my alley. Thanks Maggie for sponsoring this and making it so much fun!
Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Diner was a light romance with lots of humor. I don't read too much romance but this one was just great, a good clean fun read. Even better it took place in my state, Texas.
Holy Moly was a murder mystery with humor and satire thrown in so this was another fun read for me. I've read Several of Rehder's books and have enjoyed them all.
Icy Sparks was took me into the life of a child growing up with a disability and made me think. It broke my heart to think of children growing up with out any understanding or real help, shoved in institutions. It was sad and funny in turn, bittersweet.


____Maggie said...

Perfect Sharon! We too live in a pecan grove so to speak. Maybe I should call ours Nut House Too. Ha! ;D

Grand Life said...

Fun name. I love driving through the pecan orchards in California.
Hope you have a great week.

Bookfool said...

ROTFL! I love it!! I grew up with a single pecan tree in my back yard. It's such fun picking up nuts in the fall. :)

Casa Pearl said...

LOL Good name - good nuts!

____Maggie said...

Beautiful and I bet the rotunda is geeorgous inside, too! Good luck with the sense of place contest. :)

____Maggie said...

Oh, don't forget to sigh-up on Mister Linky. :)

____Maggie said...

Ah, you erased your other entries! They were so good, too!!!

Thanks for playing the name your blues contest and good luck! :)