The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

You Know You're in Texas - Donna Ingham

You Know You’re in Texas When

….101 Quintessential Places, People, Events, Customs, Lingo, and Eats of the Lone Star State.

By Donna Ingham.

Guilford, Conn.: Insider’s Guides / Globe Pequot Press, 2007. pbk 103 pages ISBN 0-7627-3811-1 $9.95 Designed in pleasing shades of blue, with a boot and stars on the cover.

I have favorites. Armadillos cross roads more often than chickens. Dale Evans’ “Happy Trails” is on your iPod. Lonesome Dove is not a bird. It’s alright to boast and feel independent. Each page carries an extra tidbit, e.g., tumbleweeds are recent Russian emigrants. Altogether, a pleasant reading and handling experience.

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