This is Banned Books Week and the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the ISU campus was the host for oral readings from Banned and/or Challenged Books.
My Husband signed on as a Reader.
He was asked to read for 10 minutes an excerpt from the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
He done good, Real Good. His naturally deep voice, trained as a Southern preacher, he breathes at the proper intervals, and he pronounces the words correctly.
A Language Arts class from the university high school had this time for a field trip, and several teenage boys were sitting in the row in front of me. I thought it to be a fine thing for them, seeing and hearing a man who has such skill with reading aloud.
Apparently, I wasn’t the only female in the audience who was impressed by the performance. The English teacher came over and says he has a future in reading Books-on-Tape or somesuch. And she said that he brought the characters to life, a feat not done easily with that particular book.
Another woman got flustered like a schoolgirl while speaking her praises. I thought she was kinda sweet, she was trying to be nice without sounding like she was coming on to him.
We went to lunch afterwards, an unexpected pleasure.
We’re Married, ya know.
~~love and Huggs, Diane
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