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25 March 2008

For your reading and listening pleasure

TruckI was jiggled into action at Rachael's the other day when she mentioned books she's loving, mostly memoirs; specifically by one that appeared on her recommended list:  Truck by Michael Perry.

PopulationPopulation: 485, by Michael Perry, is one of my favorite books.  I've written about it here before, recommended it to family and my book club.  There are so many reasons why I love this book that the words jam up; basically, what they all boil down to is: Read Good Book.

From the moment I learned of it, I have been excited about the First Annual Fox Cities Book Festival.  It's gained support and momentum over the past few months and the news just kept getting better and better.  My eager anticipation was ramped up to ants-in-the-pants status a couple of weeks ago when I learned that it would kick off with a reading, signing and discussion by MICHAEL PERRY!!

So now, in very timely fashion, I'm getting primed by reading Truck.  I don't know why it took me so long to pick it up -- I'm loving it.  He hits home and plays heartstrings and makes me laugh -- out loud.  That's rare.  I'm going to want more.  If you're interested, Michael Perry's website: SneezingCow.com.  (I'm completely enamored with a guy who explains that he may decline a speaking engagement because... "There are two little girls here who won't be little girls forever.")

And now (not totally out of the blue if you consider yesterday's post), a musical interlude.  And, also, it's about reading and writing...

Comments

Funny you mention "Truck" today! I just read a friend's review of this book last night on Good Reads. I plan to work it into my queue. Who doesn't love a book based in Wisconsin? ;)

I haven't read any Michael Perry, but I grew up with a 1954 International Harvester pickup in a small town, so I guess I should look for Truck, Huh?

Enjoy that reading and festival. It's so nice when a speaker you actually want to hear comes to somewhere close.

I'm looking forward to a new author, thanks for the intro.

A couple good friends went to see Michael Perry this past weekend and raved about how entertaining and funny and down-to-earth and funny he was. For some unknown reason I have not read either of his books. Must remedy that situation.

Thanks for the book recommendation. I'm looking forward to reading his books.

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