A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet

on June 5, 2013 in I heart books. with 4 comments by

Sophie Hudson, aka BooMama, is one of my favorite people / bloggers / friends.

A few years ago, she and Melanie and I were riding around Charlotte, North Carolina looking for a place to eat some Mexican food. We were attending a conference where that afternoon, Mel and I had both experienced less than stellar meetings regarding our hopes of being authors.

[To which I’d like to remind those particular people who rejected us in 2008 of SOME THINGS. Ahem.]

As we discussed and drove, Sophie said, “Well, I’ll tell y’all one thing. I’m never going to write a book.”


[There’s a video here, subscribe-ipoos. Click on over if you can’t see it.]

She was wrong and I am oh-so-glad she was.

I know I often tell y’all about books I like, probably because reading is one of my favorite hobbies and I am friends with a lot of authors.

But listen, I am practically tearing up trying to tell you how much I loved A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet. From start to finish, it is full of HILARIOUS and heart-warming Southern stories that remind me of everything growing up in Georgia. But I think it won’t matter what part of the country you are from, you will absolutely love this book.




You know what I wish?

I wish my grandmothers were still alive to read this book with me. I’d buy them both copies, and my mom and sisters too, and I would see if we could figure out how to all sit in Ma’s living room and talk about the stories we read and let them tell me similar stories from our own family.

That’s what I wish. That’s how good this book is. My grandmothers would have loved this book as much as I do. My mom and sisters will love it too.


If you are looking to add to your summer reading list, please get A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet.

Amen and you can thank me later.

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What else are you reading this summer?


  1. posted on Jun 05, 2013 at 2:38 PM  |  reply

    I love your book suggestions! I just finished Mindy Kaling’s book and just put Sparkly Green Earrings on hold at my local library! I am a teacher with lots of time on my hands this summer, so keep your book suggestions coming!

  2. posted on Jun 05, 2013 at 3:03 PM  |  reply

    A Confident Heart by Renee Swope is what I am currently working on, along with Lincoln on Leadership as a group study with students and A Storm of Swords (GOT Book 3).

  3. posted on Jun 05, 2013 at 8:31 PM  |  reply

    life interrupted by priscilla shirer
    the O’Malley series by dee Henderson (re-reading from years ago
    how to talk to your children about sex…

    that last one is doing me in. although I want them informed (by us and not the world) it grieves me that some innocence might be taken away in the telling.

  4. posted on Jun 05, 2013 at 8:47 PM  |  reply

    I’m reading this puppy as soon as it hits my mailbox. Sounds like I’ll want to pass it on to my mom when I’m finished. (As for what I’m reading now, well, I’m in a weird place, okay? I’m re-reading a Christian chick lit book. I don’t know. I just am.)

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