Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Southern Reading Challenge

Even though I said I wasn't going to join any challenges, the Southern Reading Challenge, which Maggie offers is right up my alley. Here are the rules:

3 Southern Setting Books by Southern Authors in 3 Months beginning May 15 through August 15!

My three choices are:

Meet Me At The Butterfly Tree
A Fairhope Memoir
by Mary Lois Timbes and Robert E. Bell

by William Faulkner

The Prince of Frogtown
by Rick Bragg


  1. Brand New Bragg! Yippee!!! And, Faulkner, Oh My! I'm thrilled you joined and I hope to make the summer fun! :)

  2. Oh, I do hope you like Rick Bragg's book better than I did!

    I was tempted to join this challenge, but I'm just so terrible with my follow-through. However, I'm going to read some essays by Truman Capote. I have a library book that I got for my hubby and have already read one of the essays. My goodness, Capote is such a marvelous writer! Don't ask me what the title is. The book's all the way downstairs. :)

  3. Completely an aside - I ♡ your new header photo!

  4. Nan I adore your new header, gorgeous

  5. Love the new header! My spouse would covet your lovely old glass bottles for his own collection.

    The Southern Reading Challenge sounds like fun. I admire your and respect choices, though I must admit that Faulkner could never be on any such list of mine. I developed an allergy to him years ago when Abaslom, Absalom was forced upon me.

    There were so many other regional authors I preferred--Eudora Welty, Clyde Edgerton, Harper Lee, Carson McCullers, Fannie Flagg (her earliest novel), and countless others.

  6. Thanks for including me on your list, Nan! I am honored to be in such company.


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