One of the joys of blogging is the unexpected event, i.e., give-aways, meme and tag events or simply blogging with people.
I received an e-mail yesterday from Carol of The Writers Porch that I had won a author-signed book of poetry, Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia (her blog has same name). I did not realize I signed up for the contest, but do remember commenting on the author's poem. After reading the book, I will post an amateurish review and e-mail the author, Patricia Neely-Dorsey .
As a rank amateur in high school I participated in essay and poetry contests, via my English classes and won a few awards or inclusion in anthologies of my peers. This talent, (if indeed it was talent) gave way to a fascination with pharmacy. My first job was bookkeeper for a local drugstore.
Maybe this book will get me back to reading books,, a habit I abandoned for a myriad of reasons, the need to be more active, addiction to information technology, reading electronically, and a concentration on technical and political reading.
Carol's blog is on my blog list because I was following her two beloved Pekes (short for Pekingese), and the impending birth of a litter . She and her husband live near Hattiesburg, MS on a farm named Swiftwater Farm.
Book reviews, life in rural Mississippi, lush gardening, her pets (dogs and cat) and photography are a few features of her blog. She may add "mid-wife" to her resum'e; she delivered Sadie's litter. :~D
Thanks! to Carol for the give-away and Patricia for providing the book and signature!
[photo from Carol's blog reviewing the book]