Saturday afternoon we bought Harry Potter, but of course the tall kid got first dibs—theoretically they’re for him. *g* He finished it last night, so it’s my turn. Yay! Of course I’m horribly busy right now, but I’ll squeeze out a few minutes here and there. I’d already been sneaking pages here and there. (Using here and there in two consecutive sentences would be a no-no.)
From a local weather forecast: Hurricane Emily may cause significant damage to southern Texas, but should, thankfully, miss the United States.
The fabulous JaynieR says it all about the recent Squawking with a 3 part rant. :clap:
And a warning from The Knight Agency blog. Somebody’s impersonating Deidre, so if you get an out-of-the blue email from them that seems too good to be true, it probably is.
In other news, I’m reading a book right now (sporadically—why does it suddenly seem as if there are only 10 hours in every day), and I’m learning from it a most valuable lesson on voice. It’s one of those stories told by three narrators, all in the first person. Each time the story passes to the next narrator, her name marks the passage. That’s fine. Not my favorite kind of book, but I really enjoying the story.
But I’ve become aware as I’m reading that, without the name to mark the change, I wouldn’t even know it had taken place. These three woman hail from the same part of the country, but come from wildly different backgrounds. They’ve all led very different lives and have very different outlooks on life. So why do they all sound the same? Why is each not unique enough in speech pattern and vocabulary and…just plain old “voice” that I can’t tell them apart?
Anyway. It’s a good book, with a story I’m enjoying, plus I’m learning something from it. Yay!