Monday, September 28, 2009

Book Club

Highly recommended reading:

"The Help"
by Kathryn Stockett

Set in the 1960s, "The Help" narrates the lives of the black women who worked in privileged white homes in Jackson, Misssippi as "the help," during the midst of the turmoil of the civil rights movement. Three ordinary women embark on an extraordinary task for their time, and their lives will never be the same.

Throughout its captivating pages, "The Help" will have you laughing out loud and crying at the same time. It is one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I hope you enjoy it too!!

(Also, for you non-readers, the book on tape is a hoot! With excellent dialogue and well- casted characters, I also recommend listing to it after you have read it!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Global Warming

Pretty clever :)

Are you there, blog? It's me, Mary Loyal.

Are you there??

I've been terrrrrible about updating this blog but I tell you what- lately, I have had NO inspiration... The creative juices just have not been flowing.

I've been getting an occasional shout out from friends that y'all are still reading.. so thanks for sticking with me! Hopefully your encouragement will motivate me to get back on the horse and keep writing.

So what have I been up to lately??? Moved Luci into Wofford, went to Garden City for Labor Day to hang out with friends and Lash's family, went home for a weekend for our annual Rowe/ Wofford blow out (my mom's college best friends come to Beaufort for a reunion.. it is always one of the highlights of my summer!) and then went to Raleigh with Tippins to visit Concetta.

Recurring themes? Back to back travel and being super busy!! I finally spent the weekend in Charleston last weekend--- the first since the beginning of August! I was so glad to finally be able to relax and not hop in the car--- although it really has been a great summer. Hopefully things will slow down a little bit in the fall... though with football and homecoming and whatever else comes along, I doubt that will happen!