Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Reading Roundup - May 6

I think all of us can relate to Marshall's cartoon and also to Jim Borgman's.

Thomas found a rather interesting obituary. It's written from a first-person point of view.

I love mysteries. Lesa posted the winners of this year's Edgar awards.

I love baking. Janice has just provided several old cake recipes. I love reading those old ones!

Most of you know that I love my Tennessee Volunteers. Rob Huddleston has written an excellent tribute to our star basketball guard who played this last year through cancer. Until this week, most of us never knew what he was going through.

Here's the latest edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Since it is on home towns, you'll find it arranged by continent, country, state, province, etc. The next edition will be a mother's day theme. Each person is supposed to talk about their mother's education.

Thomas shared the interesting obituary of Dot Cully. This is the second obituary of his that I'm sharing in this post!

A couple of reading challenges--The Southern Reading Challenge by Maggie and the May Book Binge. I don't know yet what I'll read for Maggie's challenge, but I'm sure I'll participate.

[Update - List of Books Read]

Gilmore, Susan Gregg. Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen. (read 29 May 2008)

Allen, Sarah Addison. Garden Spells. (read 2 July 2008)

Andrews, Mary Kay. Savannah Breeze. (read 23 July 2008)

[end update]

{Best thing since sliced bread? (Tip of the hat to Glenn.) I'll keep thinking about it. I'm not completely sold yet.

The last day of the semester is tomorrow. Graduation is Friday night. I am planning a week of R&R and no blogging beginning Saturday the 10th and running through the 17th!


Craig Manson said...


It's good to have another semester over. Mine ended yesterday when I turned in my grades. Graduation is Saturday! Time to enjoy more writing! Hope you enjoy your time off.

Janice said...

Thank you for the mention! What a great roundup.

As for the cakes, just don't try the one that you bake for 5 hours, unless you are using a wood stove on "low heat" lol.


maggie moran said...

Yea! I'm thrilled you are joining, and don't forget to sign up. This way you have the most chances at winning some pecans. :)

maggie moran said...

Dang! I just drew for the pecans and noticed your name on the list. Maybe next time. ;)