Writing More with Another Challenge

It seems I get haphazard in my postings when I don’t have a challenge goading me on. Luckily I stumbled on one called Blog Every Day in May. It even offers prompts to inspire you.

The theme for today is “Share a book that you’d like to read, but haven’t yet. What draws you to it?

I have one that’s calling to me. It’s from my mother’s bookshelf of Kansas authors. The title is They Named Me Ethel and the author is Ethel Adams June. The memoir tells of a 1920s childhood growing up on a farm southeast of Wichita, Kansas, near Mulvane.

Ethel was born in 1914, so a decade before my mom. I’m looking forward to seeing to sharing her approach to her memories and comparing her style to Mom’s. I already peeked into one chapter and see that she wrote about having a pet rooster. That reminds me of Grandma’s pet hen in one of Mom’s stories, The Day the Mad Dog Came.”

Mom and Dad always had more books than would fit on the bookshelves. There were stacks of books on side tables and on the floor next to the television.

Mom and Dad always had more books than would fit on the bookshelves. There were stacks of books on side tables and on the floor next to the television.

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