As you know if you've been following my blog, I'm reading the book To Kill A Mockingbird.
I spent most of yesterday morning reading. I'm getting really close to the end now!...I'm enjoying it, but I keep finding myself thinking that I wish I had read the book first, before watching the movie umpteen thousand times!! I'm having a hard time keeping myself enthused when I know what's coming next!..So, I've been doing stuff to keep my attention....like reading out loud, and pretending to be the characters I'm reading about. It's pretty funny to do sometimes. ^_^
The southern accent parts are not that hard, being as I'm from the south myself. (Georgia) As a matter of fact I have to make myself NOT read it with as heavy of an accent as I'm familiar with from 'my parts'! ^_^ I recorded myself reading a little section of it. I tried for a long time this morning to upload it so you could hear it, but it wouldn't let me. There was a whole long list of stuff I had to read, and some stuff I apparently would have had to agree to. My thinking brain is not in good enough shape to be agreeing to anything that long and involved this morning, so....NEVER MIND!!!
But I did want to show you what else is keeping my attention!
It's the "O" magazine! Remember I won the Giveaway on SnowflakeDream1's blog?! Well, as kind of a substitiute for some of the other gifts, she gave me a year's subscription to Oprah's magazine instead. I got my first issue a few days ago!
This is the thickest magazine I've ever gotten in the mail, I think. There's so much in it! The only thing that's disappointing so far is that my first issue wasn't the April issue! Apparently that issue had her first poetry entries, a new series she's suppose to be doing. I heard that there was going to be a lot of poems in it and an interview of Maya Angelou! :-(
Oh Well!....Maybe hubby will be able to find it somewhere for me. He's already been looking, but nobody seems to have any copies anywhere so far. The further we get away from April, the less likely I am to get it too! Guess I'll have to be happy with my own poetry! ^_^
That's alright. The magazine has other things in there to keep my attention! :-)
Being a girl from the south who used to run around barefoot all the time, you'd think that shoes wouldn't get my attention so quick! Well...you'd be wrong!!! LOL Although, I do think I like looking at them more than wearing them these days! And with the weather around here, who NEEDS shoes?! Might as well have flippers on my feet, with all this rain! ^_^
I'm just being my usual silly self!....Maybe I WILL get this print by candidate after all!! LOL
It definitely fits me, don't you think?! ^_^ Have a good day Everybody!!
Read a Good Book?!
Have you read any good books lately?
Have you quietly sat all alone
and thumbed through the word-filled pages,
of a story your mind made it's own?
Have you drifted away to a place
where you almost could smell the sea?
Where you found yourself so out of sorts
that you didn't quite know who to be?
Has a character brought you to tears;
Made you think of a time long since gone?
Have you been so enthralled with a writer
that their every word formed a bond?
Have you learned new things for your future;
Remembered some things from your past;
because of great words put on paper
that made all the memories last?
Have you been so excited to finish
that you restrained the desire to look?
Have you told all your friends about it?
Well, it sounds like you've read a good book!