I’ve discovered a book that magically bestows an accent to my tongue when I read it.
An accent I don’t normally possess since I’m from Minna-SOH-dah.
A sweet, southern, honky tonk accent. I’m not kiddin’ y’all.
I sound like I’m from Georgia or Alabama or maybe even Louisiana.
It is called Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith.
I love reading it to my kids for the sheer verbal enjoyment. I cannot help but talk like Paula Deen when I read this book y’all. It is a great story about a boy who discovers there are right times to be loud and right times to be quiet. Something we could all be reminded of now and again.
I reckon if y’all get a chance to read this here book, y’all are gonna love it.
Here’s to a little honky tonk at bedtime!