Saturday, April 27, 2013

Read-a-Thon Hours 13-16

I finished What's a Golfer to Do and will finish Dummies for Wine next, but since I only loaded half of "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" on my iPhone, I pulled out a collection of Fitzgerald short stories and I'll stagger through through the rest of the read-a-thon.

Hour 14 Mini-Challenge: Share a Quote
Pulling out the Fitzgerald also lets me share one of my favourite endings. I'm a big fan of endings (hence the title of my blog) and I'm particularly fond of the ending to "The Offshore Pirate":

"What was in the bags?" she asked softly
"Florida mud," he answered. "That was one of the two true thinbgs I told you."
"Perhaps I can guess the other one," she said; and reach up on her tiptoes she kissed him softly in the illustration.

Hour 15 Mini-Challenge: Casting Couch
I like this one! I'm always casting stories I read.

Story: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Character: John T. Unger of Hades, Mississippi
Actor: Time capsule choice - Robert Sean Leonard.
Why?: RSL - He read the audiobook, so he naturally came to mind, but I think he would have been perfect in his Dead Poets Society/Swing Kids days. He had that blend of sensitive elgance I imagine in Fitzgerald heroes. I tried to think of someone a little more age-appropriate in 2013, but couldn't think of anybody except maybe Nicholas Hoult.

1 comment:

  1. awww the quote is so sweet!! Hope you've enjoyed the readathon!! :)