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Sunday, November 8, 2009
First, let me say Thank You for your response to my new book blog! There were 23 comments and 12 followers in 1 day! For the book giveaway you got 1 point each for a comment ( a couple left 2) 1 point for following. Kat Magendie joined and left 2 comments so she had 3 points. For each point I put your name on an list. I would show this list like I did last time but my scanner is acting up and won't scan! So, there were 37 numbers for Hubby to choose from! He chose # 7 ! AND....... The Winner Is.... PAT, from East Tennessee! Congratulations Pat!! Send me your snail mail address and I'll get it out to you!! ENJOY!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I can hear you guys right now saying; " What ? Where will she find the time? " I have been planning this for awhile now. When I started The Writers Porch I had in mind to post about my LOVE for BOOKS.............. Well, I had so much fun going eclectic that I felt my original intention to promote THE WRITTEN WORD got lost, so I've created THE BOOK HOUSE, where I will post occasionally (probably once a week) on books and authors. For my first post I want to talk about one of my VERY favorite reads, "Alex Stewart Portrait of A Pioneer " by John Rice Irwin..........ISBN # 0-88740-053-1 : Paperback : 293 pages If you don't like reading about the Appalachian Pioneers and their hardships, you won't like this book. If you do, this is one of the VERY BEST ever written on the subject!! I absolutely fell in love with the man Alex Stewart and with John Irwin's writing! This is not a work of fiction. John started visiting Alex in the 1970's and taping their conversations. He went so often that he became a honorable member of the Stewart family. He then turned 20 years of tapes into one of the best books I've ever read. A book I HATED to see end !! To learn more about John Rice Irwin, who is the founder of the very famous Museum of Appalachia please click on the name. You can also click this to see a YouTube Video of him talking about M of A. Below is a picture of Alex on the books back cover. He reminds me so much of my maternal grandfather who passed away when I was 17 years old.