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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Southern Writers and the Okra Picks Challenge

http://bermudaonion.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/okra-picks-challenge/ Click here to find out all about this "Okra" Picks Challenge

I have to admit to a favoritism for Southern writers.  There's just something about their gothic vision, their love of the grotesque, family secrets, dark arts, legends, mysteries, old customs and humor that's based in the roots of our people.  I love Southerners and those who write about them and all their idiosyncracies.  Anyone remember "A Rose for Emily," by William Faulkner?  That's the best short story I've ever read to date!  Here's a link just in case you want to read or reread it:  http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/litweb05/workshops/fiction/faulkner1.asp

At any rate, this blog entry has to do with a great Challenge not Oprah but Okra...having to do with reading Southern authors until March, 2011.  Such fun!  Follow the link above at the beginning to find out all about it.

I'm reading the following:

That's my reading list.  I didn't want to commit to more because of my reviewing schedule, but these looked really good to me.

Come join us!  It's going to be fun reading all the reviews for these few books.  Maybe some different perspectives on the same books...

Your Bookish Dame/Deb 



Welcome to the challenge! I'm glad you're joining. It looks like you've picked some great books to read!


Thanks so much! I'm going to enjoy this. Especially going to have fun seeing how everyone else reviews the same books!



I just wanted to let you know that I've given you the Versatile Blogger Award. Come and check it out.



Hey! I just wanted you to know that I gave you an award--even though you already have one!

You can view the details here: http://kays-brookside-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/11/versatile-blogger-award.html


I love Southern authors too, but I haven't managed to read any this year! So your list looks so tempting. :)

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