Monday, June 19, 2006

Between, Georgia

Between, Georgia is more than just a summer read. It is an adventure into the lives of a Southern family. Two, actually. I don't know how Joshilyn Jackson does it, but she creates realistic, flawed, loveable, love-to-hate-able, fabulous dimensional characters. All with Southern quirks and foibles that, had I not lived in the South for a few years a while back, I would never believe. But I do.

I love character-driven stories, and I believe this is why I loved this book. I want to read it all over again!
My official review will be posted sometime in the next few days over at Then it will be posted "by Armchair Interviews" at (see link below), but I'll probably put my own two cents' worth in after it's posted.

Do yourself a favor and get this book. It will be officially released on July 3. While you're at it, pick up gods in Alabama in paperback. Better still, visit her website and order an autographed copy!

Currently ReadingBetween, GeorgiaBy Joshilyn Jackson

Friday, June 16, 2006

Last post for a while

This will be my last post on this blog for awhile. We will be packing up the computer next week. I will disconnect the phone next week, so no internet unless I drive into town to use the library, which I might.

Our stuff went to a needy family.

We're preparing for our move. Our friends keeping our house for us are already moving stuff into the garage, which he painted/sealed a lovely blue with paint chip accents.

We have a place to live!!! Today we find out *when* it becomes ours. A nice 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath town home with enough room, we hope. We can keep our dog and get another if we want.

Life is going to be crazy for a while, but good too. It will be a grand adventure!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Purging da traish

I think I've got to be one of those people who has trouble throwing stuff away, until I'm in a position where I'm forced to do so. Well, now I'm being forced to do so. I think I have issues with stuff! I don't think I'm as bad as the people you see on TV talk shows who have trash piled up in the corners of their houses, but I do save everything, ad nauseum. Not anymore...I'm purging!

This afternoon, the remains of the yard sale (currently loaded on our trailer, which we are also trying to sell) go to the brand-new Salvation Army Thrift Store in our city. Yay! I'd say 80-90% of our stuff was really pretty good, just superfluous. Maybe it will help others.

OK, off I go to purge some more.

Review: The Dinner List

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle My rating: 4 of 5 stars I heard about this novel last month. It sounded great, because who hasn't m...