Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hot Diggity Dog!

Our group article appears in this month's Mississippi Libraries!

Loads of fun, Folks! Margaret and Crystal are the best people to work for and with! Our collaboration was akin to participating in an online college course where one is paired with two others to write a paper. Each member writes what they know and then someone organizes it into (hopefully) good reading.

I know exactly what you are thinking and nothing could be further from the truth! Typically group effort means one person does 80% of the work and the rest chip in when an adjective, image, example, etc. is needed. Us peeps got busy, wrote good stuff, and organizing was a snap. I kid you not, I had fun!

Hum, maybe I should let y'all decide whether it is good stuff?!? The title is Reading Round Table: Northwest Mississippi Community College and located on page 86. Yeah, yeah, the title needs work...


Joy said...

That's great, Maggie! I'm glad you had so much fun collaborating. :)

Lisa said...

Congratulations, Maggie. I can't wait to read it!

Tiffany Norris said...

How cool! I have bookmarked it, so I'll be sure to read it this week! By the way, LOVE the cover art. It's gawgeous. :)

Lisa said...

I read the article and was very impressed. I have been wanting to do something like this at my library for a while. Last semester, I tried a student book club with mixed success. This year, I thought about opening it up to faculty and staff, as well. But, now you have me thinking about opening it up to the community, as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

sage said...


I just noticed the top 125 Southern lit books and am surprised that i've only read about 25 of 'em! I got to get busy.

Lori Thornton said...

Congratulations. We keep talking about starting something like this at our library, but we haven't done anything yet. Maybe we'll get it started yet!

Anonymous said...

" Mississippi libraries " conjures up certain exotic thoughts. Umm?? :-)

Isabel said...

You photograph so well!

I like the idea of this book group.

I am not upset that people didn't like The Movie Goer.

You have to have known the Gentilly mindset and attitudes of some NOLA natives. However that neighborhood has been wiped out by the Katrina and is slowly coming back, but not at all like in the novel.

I like the other stories at the end of people's reactions.

Great article. Congrats to you and the other authors.

I love the cover also.

Tiffany Norris said...

Read it. Loved it.
Also, we had our first library book discussion today--only eight of us, but it's a start!

jenclair said...

It is nice that the collaboration worked out so well. Love the cover!

Nan said...

What a great cover! I've got it bookmarked so I can read it later. I'm so pleased for you.

maggie moran said...

Thanx Joy!

Lisa - I hope it helps others get the reading ball rolling. I think having a reading group sponsored by a local college adds a scholarly slant to reader's expectations. Lifelong learners have the advantage of extra time where others such as students and faculty usually commit but find they are overloaded by the time the semester gets underway. If you do open it up to the community, you will find LLL quite loyal.

Sage - Do we need to have another Southern Reading Challenge so you can beef up your list of reads? ;)

I hope you do Lori! It is quite rewarding.

Paul - I never thought of Mississippi Libraries as a sexy title, but if you say so... ;D

WW100 - Thanx! I think Margaret was mortified b/c the leader LOVED the book but everyone else hated it. He spent his time trying to convert them. :D

It is a GREAT start Tiffany. Next time you will have 10 then 12...I think you are really going to like your new job!

Pshew! You never know, Jenclair. I work with some really great people! :D

Thanks Nan! Hope you like it!

Jason Cooper said...

Maggie, Congrats to you and your colleagues on your article. Very interesting project!

maggie moran said...

Thanks Jason! This means a lot coming from a fellow professional. :D