Potpourri 20

harperWell, if you’re a follower of my blog, you will know that I’ve been devouring everything I can about Nelle Harper Lee of To Kill a Mockingbird fame.  For the past two weeks, with the exception of my regular Mystery Monday meme, everything on my blog, including my Sunday reblogs have been books, movies, magazines, and videos that have to do with the Pulitzer prize-winning author.  I wouldn’t say I’m an expert but I have perhaps learned as much as one can about our famous reclusive Southern author.  It’s been a romp.  I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and I hope you have as well.

Now it’s time to get back in the groove.  I’ve finally read a sports book for the Eclectic Reader Challenge hosted by Book’d Out in Australia so I hope to have a write-up for you soon about that.  Indian Horse is an amazing book about what is now one of Canada’s most well-known and most  infamous chapters involving the kidnapping of native children and placing them in residential schools where they were physically, mentally, and sexually abused for any infraction of rules which included speaking their native language.  What does this have to do with sports? you ask.  You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.

LincolnLawyerI’m also reading the latest Debra Clopton Four of Hearts Ranch Romance called Counting on a Cowboy, and I’m planning on watching the miniseries, In Cold Blood, as well as the movie, Capote.  In between books, I’ve managed to watch the Russell Crowe/Cate Blanchette Robin Hood, and The Lincoln Lawyer with Matthew McConaughey.  Waiting in the lineup is the Robin Williams movie Good Will Hunting — high time I saw that one!

to-live-out-loud-front-promo-copyOn my ipad, I have a new book by Paulette Mahurin called To Live Out Loud: a Novel; if her first novel, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap is anything to judge by, this should be a really fascinating piece of historical fiction involving the Dreyfus case in France.  Looking forward to that.  Also, it’s time I got on with my own Author’s Challenge from Time’s list of 100 Women who Changed the World.  (Fortunately only 16 are authors and part of the Challenge.)  I have a Rachel Carson, and an Amelia Earhart sitting here, and I’ve never read Frankenstein or Uncle Tom’s Cabin, so I have my work cut out for me.

There are still sundry novels in various stacks throughout the house and a couple of other Kindle books awaiting their opportunity but, alas, where will I find the time?

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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3 Responses to Potpourri 20

  1. I’m with you on Harper Lee, can’t get enough of her. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my all time favorite reads. Up their with Grapes of Wrath.

    And wow, thank you so much for the shout out on my book, especially with profits going to help rescue dogs. Hope you enjoy!

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    • mysm2000 says:

      Glad we share a liking for Harper Lee. I hadn’t read Mockingbird until a few weeks ago and then I wanted to learn as much as I could about her before reading Watchman. I’m so glad I did and ignored all the fuss about it. It was great! Hope to get into your book next week.

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  2. I’m very curious about Indian Horse!

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