Thursday, May 07, 2009

Southern Reading 2009 Challenge

As a new blogger, I was lurking, I mean looking around at other blogs to follow.

I found this reading challenge at Maggie Reads. I think it will be great to get out of my "comfort" reading zone.

Maggie says:
"The time when you pour a glass of lemonade or sweet tea and take your official summer spot on the porch. Lean back in that chase lounge surrounded by geraniums and ferns, and begin the summer long journey into Southern culture."

Here are the rules:"You may choose to read any style of Southern book such as Appalachian tales, Civil War sagas, Gothic myths, Grit lit, and heart-wrenching biographies. Just as long as you read three (fiction or nonfiction) between May 15th and August 15th."

My chosen reads for 2009 are:

The Awakening by Katie Chopin
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Earnest Gaines
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

0 / 3 books- 0% done!


Kim said...

Ohhh, I think I may add Jane Pittman to my list. I read it in high school--MANY years ago and have been meaning to re-read it.
Have fun...

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