Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Attention Texas Aggies, English teachers, Texas Aggie English teachers and readers of all sorts of books!
I am waiting for my vacation pictures to be developed. What that means is I have been too lazy to get my pictures from last weekend’s trip to Fredericksburg loaded on the computer, organized, sorted, and resized. I only had three cameras. I know I made Honeyboy proud by taking so many photographs.
Meanwhile, these two books are a must read. They are total opposite in nature.
Melanie Shankle – Everyday Holy – Finding a Big God in the Little Moments of Life.
Melanie Shankle is a Former Student of Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) who lives in Texas. Her book was given to me as a gift because the giver said “She writes like you do.” That is a great compliment because like Ms. Shankle, I try to be humorous, clever, spiritual and religious, and often irreverent. I would like ask her though – “What’s with the glossy pages?” I have to keep tilting the book to adjust the glare.
Casey Cep – Furious Hours
If you are from Alabama, know someone from Alabama, went to the University of Alabama, root for Alabama, ever visited or driven through Alabama, and/or like Alabama history and politics this is a must read.
If you ever read In Cold Blood and To Kill a Mockingbird, this is a must read.
If you ever heard of Truman Capote and Harper Lee, this is a must read.
Now I must go and check on my vacation pictures.