Sunday, May 04, 2008

Maggie's Southern Reading Challenge

This will be the second year that Maggie has hosted the Southern Reading Challenge. The objective is to read three books by Southern authors between May 15 and August 15.

I need to join another reading challenge like I need a hole in my head, but how can I resist a challenge that gives me both an excuse to issue dead mule alerts and a chance to win a tin of pecans?

I'll be selecting books from this pool:

The Grass Harp. Truman Capote

A Visitation of Spirits. Randall Kenan

On Agate Hill. Lee Smith

Thirteen Moons. Charles Frazier

Collected Stories. Ellen Gilchrist

Everything That Rises Must Converge. Flannery O'Connor


  1. I wanted to check out your list for the Southern Reading Challenge and was impressed. I especially hope you enjoy Flannery O'Connor's book. It is one of my favorite collections. Good Luck on the challenge.

  2. SFP:
    Do you know how I absolutely love your blog!!! :-)

  3. SFP ~ Off topic: I just wanted you to know that I didn't order the Kindle, but I did remember to place my Amazon book order through your blog! You won't be able to afford that cruise around the world, but maybe it'll buy you a small chocolate bar or something. :-)

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Thank you each and every one. Hope you all have wonderful weekends!


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