Posted in fiction, humor, Texas on April 3, 2009

On Tuesday, I took the day off from work and attended a luncheon to hear the author Dixie Cash speak at the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth.

Now Dixie Cash is not one person, it is 2 sisters, Pam & Jeffrey, that write this series of humerous books set in West Texas. By no coincidence they grew up in West Texas and in a small town, so they know of what they write!

Pam is definitely the zany one of the two. Jeffrey is a bit more quiet and reserved but very nice and I can see how the two of them could write a really good book between Pam’s humor and Jeffrey’s writing experience (she had written several books before they started collaborating).

If you read the books, make sure to read them in order. The first is Since You’re Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash.

Life in the small town of Salt Lick, Texas, is pretty ordinary—until someone decides to knock off Pearl Ann Carruthers, the wealthiest and nas- tiest woman in town. Hairdresser and salon owner Debbie Sue Overstreet is shocked by the news, and she has a pipeline into the sheriff’s office to find out the latest. Her sexy ex-husband, Buddy, is also the town sheriff.

When Harley Carruthers offers a $50,000 reward for the killer, debt-ridden Debbie Sue can’t resist launching an investigation. But keeping Buddy from discovering her undercover machinations won’t be easy. Once you start digging for secrets, you never know what you will uncover!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2009

We are going to France in May which includes a 10 hour plane ride there and back which means lots of reading time! I could haul a bunch of books or I could take a few books and also get a digital e-reader like a Kindle or a Sony. While I like the old Kindle, I’m not too keen on the new one with some of the features they removed.

I have a friend from a book club that has the Sony PRS-505 and it is $100 cheaper than the Kindle and it is pretty easy to use. Another friend (from the same book club) purchased one this week after being able to play with it to determine how much she might like it over the Kindle.

So I will be taking the plunge and buying one next week (after my credit card closes for the month) and will download the PDF books I have on to it and see what other free books I can find to put on the e-reader. After all, free is much better than paying for books especially when I still have about 400 books at home that I need to read!

I know this won’t replace books but it will make traveling easier where I can take fewer actual books and have plenty of other books in digital format to keep me occupied on trips, in the doctor’s office, wherever!

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