Saturday, March 3, 2012
Blond Girl and Tolkien Cloaks..
I was telling a blond girl, about a conversation I had with Author Jessa Slade, about laundry of all things.. The conversation went from my insanely obsessive laundry habits to her writing a post on dressing a character. I pointed out that it would be a really interesting post because so many authors go overboard in the clothing description department..
At this point in the story it, gets interesting..
Me: Some authors go on and on about designers and frills and...
Blond Girl: *cough* JRR Tolkien *cough*
Me: JRR Tolkien? (I was astounded..how dare she? She was raised on Tolkien she knows he can do no wrong)
Blond Girl: Mom FOUR pages on describing a cloak.. FOUR pages (she was warming up now)
Blond Girl: Mom, it borders on Grapes of Wrath Bad...
Me: Dumbfounded stare.. Grapes of Wrath Bad? (For those that don't know Grapes of Wrath is my least favorite book in the entire world.. I hate Steinbeck's need to take four chapters to describe in minute detail, the DUST BOWL.. no dialog, just excruciating detail about dust)
Blond Girl: Ok, maybe not as bad.. but you get the point..
When I finished rolling my eyes and trying to out argue her.. I was quite proud.. My girl could discuss the Grapes of Wrath and Lord of the Rings in One conversation..