Thursday, June 14, 2007

3-Word Wednesday and other stuff

Clouds reflecting in water...

It’s a crazy week. It always is when I come back from being away (and since I’m again heading out in two weeks, I will barely catch up). I am too beat to write, but I tried to force myself to write using Bone’s 3-Word Wednesday exercise, which is a “little pregnant” this week. The four words are magic, repeatedly, forty and admit. Reading the list, a stupid song from the Fall of ’75 reestablished itself in my head. Here’s my piece:

Oh, ho, ho, it’s magic, you know.
Never believe it’s not so…

The words from the song repeatedly played on the radio my freshman year in college and, although I’m ashamed to admit, it wasn’t till I was on the back side of forty that I could clear them from my head. But now, thanks to Bone’s pregnant 3-Word Wednesday, which has four words this week, including “magic”, the song is again spinning in my head.
As for what’s going on in the expansive blog universe, you should check out Murf’s version of the American Girl Dolls. Murf, if you remember, was recently honored here with a birthday party.

Next, take a stop at Diane’s to read her book review of a book I suggested, Guy Owen’s The Flim-Flam Man. Diane has a great review of a very funny book.

Finally, it’s going to be an interesting summer reading book reviews of Southern authors as a number of you are participating in Maggie’s Southern Summer Reading Challenge. So far, the following have listed their books: Diane, Kevin, Kontan and Deana. Murf is also participating, but to date is keeping her books under cover. Actually, I should all be reading the books of Martin Clark, Deana’s husband’s. He’s a judge and it might be a good thing to read his book so I’d at least know what’s coming my way the next time the judge threatens to throw the book at me.


  1. It would be no fun if you read his book, Sage. A published author reading another published author? I highly doubt the review would be a 'It sucks and here's why' entry only for that reason even if you didn't like the book. ;-)

    Where are you going in 2 weeks?

  2. By the way, I aim to be down with my first SRC book by the end of the weekend. There are some great quotes in it about you Southern folk.

  3. I love the picture. Right now I'm going to stare at it for a bit and try to pretend I'm somewhere else...


    Have a great weekend :)

  4. Great photo, murf! Glad you liked the review - I hope to get started with my next Southern book soon . . .

  5. I'm thinking of replacing Eudora Welty's book with Grisham's The Innocent Man. We'll see. I'm just not "in" to the Grisham book. the song is in MY head.

  6. Things are looking up as Little Abbey is able to amuse herself for greater periods of time. I'm actually getting some reading done now so perhaps I'll join in on the fun if I can find some southern authors in my huge "to read" stack of books.

  7. Murf, #1--his book has gotten interesting reviews and he has a "cult following" so maybe I'll like it. He's actually published two, one about "trailer trash" and another about a fallen Baptist minister...

    #2--Although I've been published in journals and magazines, I ain't got no book to my name.

    #3--Even if I had a book to my name, why wouldn't I read it? If I excluded other books based on your above logic, I'd be left to reading the back of cereal boxes.

    Mistress, that picture is kind of other worldly, isn't it

    Diane, I finished reading my first book for the challenge, but haven't written the review yet.

    Kontan, What little of Welty I've written, I liked.

    Ed, do join us!

  8. Thanks for the great seque, Sage. My recent entry is cereal-related. ;-)

  9. Gee Murf, that's scary that I was thinking of cereal boxes at the same time as you...

  10. Thanks Sage now i have the &*^% song running rampant in my head.

  11. "Hello, Michele sent me. "

    Those kids look creepy.

  12. Niiiice picture. Very serene.

    However, like Pat, I will now have that song buzzing through my head for the rest of the freaking day...

    Here via Michele's today :)

  13. And now that song's stuck in my head! DOH! It's a real toe-tapper - NOT.

    Michele sent me,


  14. I'm probably going to stick with the Welty book, but I have my mind set on that one and wasn't able to find it at our local library so I will have to order it.

    Was it you that told me to read Grisham's Bleachers?

  15. Pat, Thumper, Mike, my apologies for getting that song stuck in your head, I was hoping that by sharing it, I would get it out of mine!

    Karnov, careful, Murf might be offended and you don't want to face the wrath of Murf!

    Kontan, It wasn't me. I'd stay with Welty. I came across a great quote from her today--in the book "Blood Done Sign My Name" which I may use in my SRC. The quote: "people are mostly layers of violence and tenderness wrapped like bulbs, and it is difficult to say what makes them onions or hyacinths."

  16. I have been reading too many books lately. I should have taken up this challenge!

    3WW is very original!