J. Ray’s The Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, for the Deep South group‘s “book of the month” reading challenge. Thoughts are posted on LibraryThing. Though I only thought it so-so, I still liked it better than the last one I read for the group, back in December.
This month the group is reading James Still’s River of Earth. So find yourself a copy and join up! It’s a group of some well-read folks and is a neat way to discover books that you would have otherwise never picked up.
Stock up on film (or clear out the memory cards) and dust off your lenses, this Saturday PhotoCamp is pitching its tent at the Homewood Library.
Basically this event falls under the “unconference” kinda thing. So the attendees are also the instructors. If the shots on the Magic City Flickr Group are any indication, these folks have talent and it’s going to be good.
Wish I could be there (I need the instruction and I’m always looking for good freelance talent) but I’ll be down in Montgomery for the Alabama Book Festival. Maybe this one will be such a huge success they’ll have another one soon
I’m a member of the Deep South group on LibraryThing. Since I’m not exactly a native southerner (though I claim to southern every chance I get) I thought it’d be a fun way to get to know some of the southern writiers. So far this group hasn’t disappointed. It’s an odd mesh of people who love to read. And so far no one has nominated any of the heavy hitters (Faulkner, etc.) just good honest southern lit.
If you’re interested, join us! Right now, the group is reading Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. It’s pretty good so far. I can see why it was nominated. If you’ve spent any time driving around the southern US then you’ll be able to picture the settings of this book.
A local good soul has started a Birmingham, Alabama group over on LibraryThing. The potential is great. You should click over and check it out. I’ve already learned some local lore, just by clicking through to the B’ham based books list over on the BhamWiki.
The Wiki has lots of cool stuff. If you’re not careful you’ll loose an hour (or two) just clicking through all the uber-infomative related goodness.