Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Okra Picks Challenge!
Each year, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance selects a crop of Southern books to handsell and those books are called Okra Picks. Okra Picks authors are given a sash to wear at the trade show, and believe me when I tell you those sashes are worn with pride!
Kathy at Bermuda Onion is hosting an Okra Picks challenge. The picks this season are:
A Perfect Love Song by Patti Callahan Henry
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin - READ
I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg - READ
Love, Charleston by Beth Webb Hart
My Only Sunshine by Lou Dischler
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon
The Typist by Michael Knight
Carry the Rock by Jay Jennings
Greek Revival by Patricia Moore-Pastides
My Reading Life by Pat Conroy - READ
Southern Plate by Christy Jordan - READ
They Came to Nashville by Marshall Chapman
To make this challenge fun for everyone, Kathy has designated four different levels:
1-3 Books: Goober
4-6 Books: Tater
7-9 Books: Peach
10-13 Books: Okra
The Okra Picks Challenge will run from October 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. To join this challenge, all you have to do is pick your level of participation (you can always go up levels, but not down.) Then after you read any of the books, write a review to share your thoughts with others!
You can join this challenge at any time. Just grab the Okra Picks logo at the top of this page and write a post announcing your intention to participate in the challenge (link below) — remember you don’t need to pick the specific books, just your level. Once you have posted your Okra Picks challenge post, come back to this post and click on Mr. Linky. Please leave your name and link directly to your introductory post (not just to your blog’s home page.) If you don’t have a blog, no worries — you can just leave a comment on this post telling me you want to participate.
I think I'm going to shoot for being a Peach! Oh look, I'm already a Tater! :)