Friday, June 06, 2008

Stop and Smell the Second Reviews!

Don't panic if you haven't finished your first book!
This is for those who have sped ahead;
possibly, reading their third southern book.

Don't miss the Southern Haiku Contest!
Your chance to win an autographed copy of Mudbound
by Hillary Jordan ends June 7!
More contest to come such as the Sense of Place and Dead Mule List.
So please, pace yourself for the long hot summer!

Author Jon Clinch promises 2 autographed copies of Finn, too!
I'll need to get out the Mark Twain bust for him.

49 comments:

Stella said...

Love the picture!

maggie moran said...

How about that profile, Stella!?! :)

Kelly said...

I haven't been by in ages! I love the new look!!!!!

maggie moran said...

Miss you, MyUtopia! Wanna participate in the Southern Reading Challenge II? We would love to have your unique voice! ;D

Stella said...

As my mother always said (referring to the most prominent feature of her face that's a lot like his), it's the "patrician" look.

maggie moran said...

Thant's funny Stella! I'm very lucky my grandfather, mother and brother got the Roman nose in our family! :~D

Stella said...

Say it fast - romannose romannose romannose - just a little silliness at the end of the week and a looooonnng Friday. As you can see from my portrait (done in pastels by my son, Alex, when he was six years old), I didn't inherit that romannose either.

What to do, what to do. Go out in the 90 degree heat and finish mowing the yard that I started after work last night? Stay inside and read? Go grocery shopping? Choices, choices. My life is sooo exciting.

Susie said...

Here's my southern haiku based on "The Mercy of Thin Air" by Domingue Ronlyn:
New Orleans ghost girl
Livin' twixt heaven and earth
Released from limbo.

maggie moran said...

Thanks Susie, I love it! Aren't these a neat way to annotate books. Jenclair does a six word synopsis, and this is very similar. Have a happy weekend!

maggie moran said...

Stella - Ya have to roll the R, too! Hubby said something about going to Paula Dean's buffet in Tunica - maybe I can start a bar fight and come home with a brokennose, brokennose, brokennose possibly become comatose, comatose, comatose... :^D

April said...

Lots of goodies!!

maggie moran said...

Isn't this wild, April! We haven't been reading for a month yet! :)

Stella said...

I'm sitting here laughing out loud over brokennose comotose! Gotta little Gretchen Wilson thing going on down there?!!

I just noticed your romannose sign-off and I'm laughing again. I think I'm punchy--must be time to go to bed.

maggie moran said...

Good Morning, Stella Marie. I hope you didn't overdose, overdose overdose on the silliness last night. ;^D

Jill said...

I am going to mess up your second review Mr. Linky by posting my third book review. Sorry, I didn't know where else to put it. LOL.

All the best,
Jill =)

maggie moran said...

No problem Jill! I may move it when I get the third review post up. If that is okay with you?

Medbie said...

Just posted my review of A Confederacy of Dunces. Can not recommend this one enough!!

maggie moran said...

Thanks Medbie! It is awesome!

Heidi said...

My second book is done. I thing I will end up reading more than 3.
I tried to follow the direction but I still messed up the linking to my review.

Barbara

maggie moran said...

Great Barbara! Just make it a full out southern summer! No problem on mr. Linky. I'll change it later if need be. :)

SevenVillageIdiarts said...

Maggie, I finally posted about Mudbound. . .I'm probably the only person on your blog that didn't like it. . .Have a sunny day! Sarah

maggie moran said...

I'm sorry you didn't like it Sarah. Get back to reading Fannie Flagg! :)

Nan said...

Just a note to say I've finished my second choice, One Writer's Beginnings. I loved it, and recommend it, Maggie, if you haven't read it.

maggie moran said...

Oh, thanks for the recommendation Nan. I have read it and isn't she a delight. Can you imagine skating through your Capitol. :)

Anonymous said...

I threw in an extra book. I was reading it anyway, and it fit the challenge.

maggie moran said...

W2G, Lynne! Thanks for letting us know about it! :)

bethany (dreadlock girl) said...

oh, count me in!! I need help with my books though!!

maggie moran said...

Great, Bethany! Just go a visiting, plenty of variety out there.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading The River Wife. Its not your typical Deep South story but rather a multi-generational Southern Gothic story. Hope Mr. Linky worked this tiime.

maggie moran said...

Thanks Violette! The book sounds good! :)

Jill said...

Hi, Maggie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Ecology of a Cracker Childhood is set in Baxley, Georgia. It's a quaint town in Southeast Georgia - and this memoir was quaint too!

All the best,
Jill =)

maggie moran said...

Thanks Jill! I should have figured Georgia as in Georgian Cracker! ;D

Unknown said...

Hey Maggie, I just added my link to Miss Julia but it is my third book for the challenge. Didn't know where else to put it, hope you don't mind.

maggie moran said...

Thanks Nicola! I'll move it when I get the third posted. :)

Jill said...

Hi, Maggie! I can't believe it, but I am all done with this challenge. Thanks so much for hosting. Don't be a stranger!

Here is my wrap-up post: http://mrstreme.livejournal.com/48223.html

Thanks!
Jill

Heidi said...

Feels Like Family is actually my third book,I still have 2 more that I want to read.

I love this challenge.

maggie moran said...
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maggie moran said...

Wow! Jill! I'll get a final review linky up and move you! You know, I do the challenge in the summer when I'm off of work. When I go back I'm pretty driven and let the blogging lag. I'll try to do better b/c I feel like I have made friends like you through this experience. I promise to do better! :D

Double Wow, Heidi! Hey keep it up! ;D

CJ said...

Well, crud. I finished this one quite awhile ago and had the review posted some time ago. I just forgot to come here and post my link.

When's the third review link going up?

cjh

maggie moran said...

I'm on it CJ! How 'bout tomorrow? It's only a day away! :)

Stella said...

On to the next book.

maggie moran said...

Yay, Stella! :)

Vickie said...

Figured I'd best get one more in here. I've had an honorable mention with the Duane Allman biography. LAST LESSONS OF SUMMER - Margaret Maron wasn't on my original list, but lordy, I haven't been book shopping at the B&N in forever. Can't find any off my list at the used bookstore. So hope this will work. If not, I'll understand. I do hope to get to the B&N ASAP for the humor ones.

maggie moran said...

Vickie, I'm sure your book is fine! I'm still feverish and only want to spend a few minutes on the internet, but I promise to get back and read your good stuff soon!

Tammy said...

Hmm, my link doesn't seem to be posting. Or it may show up twice :)

April said...

Just finished up and posted my review for my second book - and what a delight it was!

Tammy said...

Maggie, can you post the link to my second book? For some reason, Mr. Linky is ignoring me :(

http://otterevilreads.livejournal.com/16218.html

the title is Perdition House. Thanks!

Tammy said...

{sigh} I tried to post my link again - then I looked on another browser and saw that you posted it - if it shows up again, please delete it. Sorry!

Diane said...

I enjoyed Thirteen Moons! On to Mudbound!