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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

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!

Sign Up:
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!  :)



Teresa said...

Hmmm... maybe I should be participating in this. I already have one on my shelf and there are several others that I want to read.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Jump on in, Teresa! I think it will be a lot of fun! I adore Southern authors!