Monday, March 24, 2014

Confessions of a returning blogger.

I'm back online, back in the UK, back to blogging (I hope), and back to reading.

You can blame this new post on a goodreads reviewer who mentioned reading aloud...

Confessions of a reader:

When alone I sometimes like to read aloud.  There, I said it.

When I do read aloud, I try to speak in the accent of the character.  So when reading The Color Purple I tried a southern american accent.  It's easier with some than others.  The Color Purple for example is particularly easy as it's written as it would be spoken.

I have no delusions about my vocal ability, or that I get all the nuances between Celie in The Color Purple and Sookie Stackhouse in the Southern Vampire series for example, but I kind of enjoy it, and find it sometimes helps me immerse myself in the story or character.

Sometimes I sound dreadful, and then I stop, as that's no help at all.  For instance I know my Irish accent it awful, and my Scottish drifts into Scouse after a little while.

Anyway there you have it.  Do you do it too?

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