Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
I love Carol's explanation that the inspiration for one of her most famous comic moments was entirely due to costume designer Bob Mackie's genius.
Apparently, the script instructions were just that Scarlett would just pull down the curtains then appear with them draped around herself, rather than wearing a dress made from the material as in the original book/movie. Mackie said, "Well, that's not all that funny," and decided to add the curtain rod. He didn't tell Carol Burnett what he'd done until the day of the show.
If you're interested, here's a video of Carol talking about that episode, with clips from the skit.
Reading this for the Festivus book for the 24 Festive Tasks.