Summer Reading - Take a Book Vacation

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I just finished reading Serpent Box by Vincent Carrella. If you are looking for something completely different to read this summer look no further.

Here's my Amazon Review:

Reading Vincent Carrella's book is like taking your soul on a mystical backwoods Appalachian retreat. The "Holiness" people have a religious schema that includes drinking poison and handling deadly snakes. It is hard to imagine a life where religion permeates all aspects of life. Carrella paints a picture of rural life where the magic can be found in everyday things and faith is part of everything. The characters are vivid and enlivened with a lyrical voice that leaves you thinking about them throughout the day. In the end I didn't know whether to feel sorry for them or envy their pure faith.

The story and the writing are filled with grace, power, and beauty.

Serpent Box on Amazon.

Go out and get the book!!!


I'd love to hear what you guys are reading. I'm always looking...


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Rainer
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Marci Toliver
438-4642 - Mauldin, SC
Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging

With all the staging that you've been doing- where are you finding the time to read! 

July 11, 2008 12:04 PM #1
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Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY

Marci - I'm not happy unless I'm reading. 

July 11, 2008 05:13 PM #2
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Nancy Pav
Long & Foster - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

Maureen,

Nice review.  I guess I'll have to pick it up.  You look like my cousin...who grew up in Orangeburg!

July 13, 2008 05:38 AM #3
Rainer
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Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY

Nancy - Now that is a coincidence.  Let me know what you think of the book.

July 13, 2008 03:26 PM #4
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Susan Mangigian
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Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches

This books sounds fascinating.  I started a book club on Active Rain called Realtors and Friends that read.  Please visit and join the group and post this wonderful review.    http://activerain.com/groups/realtorsandfriendsthatread

September 17, 2008 01:34 PM #5
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Rob and Camille Di Maio
San Antonio Real Estate - Keller Williams Legacy - San Antonio, TX

I just found some Elizabeth Alder books at the library - great, easy reads.  With all we do with real estate, I needed something a little mindless!

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