Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Southern Reading Challenge

In honor of the glorious summer months approaching, and that fact that I will always be a Texas girl (therefore southern girl) in my heart, Ive decided to take on:

Rules: You may choose to read any 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.

http://maggiereads.blogspot.com/ <--- go here for more details

I picked out my three books

First will be

I have seen the movie and really liked it, but I dont remember alot of the details. Plus the book is always different, and usually better.
Next isI had to read this for an English class in highschool, I think it was freshman year, and I think it was actually one of the only required reading books I actually finished. Although again I dont remember the details very well. I always hated being forced to read a certain anything, so I think Ill like it alot more this time around. My favorite book of all time, The Poisonwood Bible, was an english required reading my sophmore year, and I struggled to read it and hated it until I picked it up after highschool. I think Ive read it like 6 times by now.
Last but not leastI found this on Maggie Reads under her suggestions. I figured I needed to pick one book I hadnt read or seen an adaption of. Plus the main character is pregnant, and I like to read about people in like situations as mine.
Im really excited to get started! I just have to wait 9 stinkin' days to start!
At least it will give me time to finish the book im reading now, The White Mary, and get it back to the library on time!



4 comments:

txmommy said...

I liked all three of those books. Good picks!

Kim said...

What great classic picks you have. I loved them all!
*smiles*
Kim

Marzan Mania said...

What a great idea! I'm not Southern, but I love to read, and every book I have ever read that's set in the South, I've loved. I think I'll do it too.

Mark and Beatrix Houghton said...

Happy Mother's Day Dani!

Love,
Bea & Dad