Monday, September 12, 2011

Dixie Cash

Ever since I was a little girl I loved to read.  I don't even really remember learning how to read.  I remember some of the first books that I read, like "Run, Jane, Run", but I don't really remember learning about phonetics and how to sound words out.  It just feels like I always knew how to read. 

The closest public library when I was growing up was located on the grounds of my elementary school.  It was about eight blocks from our house, so it was a pretty good walk, especially during a hot Louisiana summer.  I would walk to the library regularly, either with my friend Deby or alone, and would check out as many books as I thought I could carry on the trip home.  I must have read every fiction book in that tiny, little library and a good portion of the non-fiction books, too.

I loved reading so much that when I didn't have anything new to read I would pull out a volume from our set of encyclopedias and start reading about everything from aardvarks to zebras.  I was hooked and addicted and it became a lifelong guilty pleasure.

So, I've decided to include this passion of mine in my blog.  I'm going to title each post with the author's name, because that's my way of tracking good books.  I even keep a list of authors in my purse so that I can almost always find something good to read.

Now, to Dixie Cash.  Dixie Cash is actually a pseudonym for two sisters, Pam Cumbie and Jeffery McClanahan, who grew up in rural West Texas and currently live in or near the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex.  They collaborate to write some of the funniest Southern fiction that I've read.  If you're from the South, and have lived in Texas, this is Southern humor that you can relate to.  Here's the cover of their latest book:

The titles of their other books, from first to most current, are:

Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out The Trash

My Heart May Be Broken, But My Hair Still Looks Great

I Gave You My Heart, But You Sold It Online

Don't Make Me Choose Between You And My Shoes

Curing The Blues With A New Pair Of Shoes

Get my drift?  Check it out.