Archive for September 6th, 2009

Great Reading

Here’s another author/book recommendation for you.  I stumbled upon a blog earlier this year and really enjoyed the lady’s writing.  She was smart and funny.  Her bio listed her occupation as an author so I went to my local library to see if they were available.  They did have one and I checked it out immediately and really enjoyed it.  The name of the book is Between, Georgia and the author is Joshilyn Jackson. 

She is a Southern writer to the core.  Being from the deep South, she “knows” these characters personally.  It is a complex story of 3 generations of one family in a very small town called “Between, Georgia”.

I received her other 2 books for my birthday back in July and just finished reading them both.  Those are Gods In Alabama and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.  Both were excellent, but I think my favorite is The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.  I can’t even begin to describe it, but it weaves family drama, mystery and almost a little horror into one story.  It was one of those books that I didn’t want to put down until it was finished.

If you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, please check these out.  You won’t be disappointed!  Also, check out her website, www.joshilynjackson.com which contains her blog.

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Smoky Mountain Trip Part II

Once we were done in the mountains, we toured Gatlinburg itself.  The shop buildings in this little town are quaint and cute.  They remind me a little of an alpine mountain town.

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One of the places we had planned to go was the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  If you are ever in the area, you really need to go here.  It was wonderful!  It has something for every age group.  This would be a wonderful place to take a school or church group.  We loved it!

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We did a lot of walking through Gatlinburg.  There were numerous attractions that we just did not have time to get to, but they looked like they would be fun as well.

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Next stop…Pigeon Forge.

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