It's Friday afternoon and I was about to close up shop when Deb Smith, the ace marketing voice of Belle Books, sent me a review of "The Adventures of Ociee Nash." Bridget, a librarian who reviewed my book, began by briefly telling the novel's storyline. THEN she wrote a paragraph called "What I thought."
I WAS SO THRILLED I COPIED THE ENTIRE BOOK REVIEW and may frame it for rainy writing days! Here's part of Bridget's piece:
"What I thought"--------------------
"I continue to be delighted with the character of Ociee Nash. She is wonderfully spunky and adventurous. In many ways, she reminds me of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne and Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi. Ociee is the South’s answer to a classic juvenile heroine. I especially like the fact that the author bases Ociee’s adventures on her real relatives. That gives the book something extra—historical flavor and truth. I eagerly await the next installment in her adventures."
What is Bridget Reading is a place to deposit all the book talks, reviews, and opinions I have about children's and young adult books
IF I KNEW WHERE BRIDGET LIVES, I'D TAKE HER THE WHOLE POT OF CHILI WE'RE HAVING TONIGHT FOR DINNER.
Deb Smith continues to encourage me saying, "Slowly but surely, we ARE getting there."
The truth is our success is due to the readers who appreciate my grandmother, readers such as Bridget. We thank you.
By the way, if you are reading my blog, please tell me so. I keep running into sweet friends who mention they enjoy it, but I don't have a real handle on who's out there following the blogging adventures of Ociee and me.
Gotta go stir the chili, Milam