Well, 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.
I’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!
On 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?