Cate’s Book Nut Hut has a list of 50 books, one from each state. The Sound and the Fury is the book listed for Mississippi. If I were making such a list, and were choosing a Faulkner novel to represent MS, I would go with Absalom, Absalom!
Cate plans to review a book from each state during 2014. What a fabulous idea.
I discovered this poem in my reader earlier today, and it grabbed me. The excerpt below is the first stanza; you can read the whole thing at Scholars and Rogues. “On High Places Lit By Stars,” by Kathryn Errickson. (Image: Pleiades by Phil Hart.)
This is where I do my best
thinking: seven feet
off the ground
on the roof of a dented
dodge; one story
up from doorsteps on silver-
coated tar; leaning out
windows with wind blowing
the smell of growth
and something else I don't have a name for.
"A woman is in some ways like a book.. and should never be judged by outward appearance alone. You must read every chapter that is offered to you.. then as each page unfolds you will see her true inner beauty"