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The Southern Reading Challenge

June 1st through August 31stCOMPLETED this challenge on August 18, 2007
Thank you, Maggie for a great challenge!

Maggie over at Maggie Reads is sponsoring the Southern Reading Challenge 2007 and it sounds like a lot of fun. The goal is to read three books set in the South and written by a Southern author. She’s even supplied a map to help participants determine what States are acceptable for the challenge!.

I can’t resist this one! I’ve found three books on my stacks that I think meet the criteria:

1. The Evening Star, by Larry McMurtry (Completed June 30, 2007; read a review here.)
2. Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison (Completed August 1, 2007; read a review here.)
3. No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy (Completed July 20, 2007; read a review here.)

Alternate Read:
The Mermaid Chair, by Sue Monk Kidd

Of course, I can change my mind before June 1st, right?!??


  1. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 9, 2007    

    I think you are going to enjoy “Bastard Out of Carolina”. This is a challenge, I think I could really get into,if I had the time.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 9, 2007    

    Great! Thanks for joining in and passing the word around. Where have I been? Your blog is fabulous!

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 9, 2007    

    I’ve been waiting a long time to read this book – this challenge gives me the perfect excuse to dive in!

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 9, 2007    

    Why thank you, Maggie! Glad you stopped by 🙂

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 18, 2007    

    I also LOVED Bastard out of Carolina. What a GREAT book.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 18, 2007    

    I can’t believe how long I’ve had this book on my shelf! This is the perfect challenge to read it for – and everyone keeps telling me it is fantastic 🙂

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 20, 2007    

    Wendy, thanks for stopping by my blog to read my review of Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman. I’ve been browsing your site and found a few new books to check out. Regards!

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 21, 2007    

    And thank YOU, Mindy, for stopping by my blog 🙂

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