Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"Sense of Place" Contest!

The rules:


Pick out a passage from your southern reading which depicts sense of place

Either take a picture to match the passage or find one on the internet

Post quote and picture and Link it to Mister Linky on this post

You don't have to be a participant in the Southern Reading Challenge to play

Good Luck! Deadline is July 31, 2007!

One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of
Martin Clark's Plain Heathen Mischief!

Above is a photo of a southern architectural tradition:
the porch, veranda, or gallery.
This is my side porch. Pretty plain I know.
We will be tearing it down and replacing it with original wooden latticework.
So, I've got the required red rockers until work begins.




22 comments:

Nymeth said...

This one's challenging! I guess I'll have to look for pictures online, because nothing around here looks like the American South. Still, it will be fun!

We have to submit our post until when?

Maggie said...

Hey, thanks Nymeth! The ending date will be July 31, 2007.

Gentle Reader said...

I just finished (and posted about) my first Southern Reading Challenge book--Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies. I linked back to the original SRC post. Do I need to do anything else? I think I'll go through it and find my favorite "sense of place" quote to participate in this newest aspect of the challenge, too...

Robin said...

Hi Maggie! I did it...and my sense of place passage has to do with pecans!

Maggie said...

Great Gentle Reader! I read a little this afternoon and it sounds like you are a Smith converter. :D I read her earlier books in the 90s, I'm horribly behind. :O

Wonderful Robin! Should I allow more chances, too?

Eva said...

actually, Maggie, the Southern challenge is the one I'm really enjoying

it's inspired me to hunt out more good Southern books :) I think I'm just restless!

Maggie said...

That eases my mind, Eva. I would hate for someone to see the challenge as a school reading assignment. :)

Booklogged said...

I love front porches. So glad they are making a comeback. Your's is lovely.

Maggie said...

Thanks, Booklogged. I spend most of my time in the back carport, though. The rocker is more comfortable. :)

Anonymous said...

I posted a picture and a quote from THE BEACH HOUSE. I've finished the challenge. Thanks, Maggie - I love reading about the South.

Maggie said...

Yippee, Lynne! The challenge wasn't hard enough for you. But, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for playing...

Deana said...

This is a great challenge...As much as I love photographing too...maybe you will have a similiar one in the future for a prize I could win!

Maggie said...

Oh, man I'm such a ding-dong, Deana! Of course, I'll need to do another contest involving photos and a prize from something other than your husband! *banging head against soft sofa seat-don't want to hurt myself*

Please participate and if you win I'll send you some pecans in a pewter container. ;D

Gentle Reader said...

I just posted my contest entry. There were so many great "sense of place" quotes, but I went with her descriptions of the physical surroundings, the mountains. My picture is a little small, but I'm technologically challenged, so I don't know how to fix it. But thanks, this was fun!

sage said...

I still got to do this, but thought I'd let you know that I've just posted a review of Clark's book, Plain Heathen Mischief

Maggie said...

Thanks Gentle Reader! I love the smokey mountains. :)

Thank you, Sage! I look forward to reading it. ;)

iliana said...

That was kind of hard... My book doesn't take place in New Orleans but in Gentry, Louisiana. Luckily the characters have to go off to NoLa for some shopping :)

Maggie said...

But, you did a masterful job, Iliana!

Literary Feline said...

I finished my second selection for the challenge and posted my review along with my Sense of Place entry. I found several great quotes. Most right out the prologue! I promise that I did read the entire book though. LOL

Nyssaneala said...

Just added my sense of place post. I couldn't find suitable pics of what I wanted to do (elderly women sitting talking in a garden), so I used some of the imagery in the book in louisiana.

Maggie said...

I believe you Literaty Feline!

Nyssaneala, I keep thinking the wood cut outs of an older/bigger woman bent over the flowers. Totally tasteless! Glad to see you had something else in mind. :P

Kelly said...

I posted an entry just in the nick of time. This was such a great idea and lots of fun! And I'm finally working on a review of O'Connor to post in the very immediate future (really, I am after all this time!).