Friday Reads ya’ll…..

It’s Friday- so I’m going to jump on the #fridayreads bandwagon!

If you like a little Southern Lit (#southernlit)- be sure and look at Deep South Magazine‘s Literary Friday page- sometimes an interview with an author, sometimes just random literary facts; but always a guaranteed good place to check out.

Currently my Friday reads consists of The River Witch by Kimberly Brock and Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson. The River Witch is magical, reminding us that while we may be broken- somewhere in us and somewhere in the world is a place to heal. Roslyn is a character that will haunt me (in a good way!) for sometime. Final thoughts and a full review of book will be forthcoming.

Alex Cross’s Trial– chosen by a member of the book club I’m in- is interesting. It’s not like the typical Alex Cross books I’ve read lately, though.

Other books I look forward to putting on my Friday Reads list soon: The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier and  Sea Change by Karen White (also a book on Deep South Magazine Summer Reading List 2012).

If you will be near Lemuria Books in Jackson, MS on July 13- stop by for a Karen White book signing- begins at 5pm. And if you are reading Kimberly Brock’s The River Witch and will be in Greenwood, MS on August 14 or Tupelo, MS on August 16- stop in Turnrow Books (Greenwood) or Reed’s  Gum Tree Books (Tupelo) for a book signing AND to hear the Anna Kline and the Grits and Soul Band. Both appear to be fun events!

Happy Reading!


A big box of books…

Thanks to Harper Collins and their #fridayreads giveaways- I received 7 new books! So huge thanks to Harper Collins!

One of the books- Before I go to Sleep- looks really great. Chilling, suspenseful and a book that could be hotly debated in a book club.

I was also fortunate to receive another big box of books from a book-club friend- she went through her bookshelves picking out books that I might like- I enjoy getting the fruits of a good cleaning out of shelves!

Still gathering my thoughts and energy to post about Booktopia in Oxford, MS (#booktopiams). Seriously a fun weekend.

Currently reading Alex Cross’s Trial by James Patterson for my book club AND still working on The River Witch by Kimberly Brock (poor Kim, her book is great- I just started it at a bad time- between getting ready for Booktopia AND Book Club- her book is getting a chapter read at a time.)

Happy Reading ya’ll!