Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Bird!

Welcome to All

Southern Reading
Challenge Participants!

I hope you crack open a favorite or soon to be favorite Southern book this afternoon and enjoy reading in the sun! I read some snippets out of Jenny Bond and Chris Sheedy's Who the Hell is Pansy O'Hara? on the back porch this morning, and got tickled while reading the To Kill a Mockingbird chapter. Harper Lee fondly refers to the book as The Bird.

Lee in an early interview, before she became recluse, talks about our unique southern way of life. "There is a very definite social pattern in these towns that fascinates me. I think it is a rich social pattern. I would simply like to put down all I know about this because I believe that there is something universal in this little world, something decent to be said for it, and something to lament in its passing. In other words all I want to be is the Jane Austen of south Alabama."

I am so excited for those of you reading To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time. Please be sure to share!

So far there are 57 of you! YAY! On the sidebar is a blog roll of southern challengers. Please click a blog and go a visitin'! Tell 'um Maggie sent you! Oh, Kim in Ohio! Your link does not work! Please sign-up again on Mister Linky!
I'll be giving away magnolia pecans and autographed copies of southern books again this year! Be sure to sign up or play along with the contest for a chance to win!

This Week's Winner!
Jessica Leigh at Paperback Passion!

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