(For titles not on the BL DB)
February 27: (Snakes and Ladders read)
Another snowy Wednesday night.
February 24: (Snakes and Ladders read)
February 23: (Snakes and Ladders read)
Million to one chances happen nine times out of ten.
Marvelous, mellifluous narrator. Fits the title perfectly.
Busy Day. Home alone. Finished Folsom Untold. Started and finished A Bridge to Terabithia. Started The Lathe of Heaven.
The narrator is such a turn off. Could no one convince the man that the story itself is so compelling that it does not need help from the narrator? Also, it would help if the narration was not written with a first grade vocabulary and every cliche know to modern man. All of this and I have only listened for five minutes--and I am not sure that I can go for much longer.
Add this to the list of "She did all the work but history gave him all the credit."
I heard this guy interviewed on Lexicon Valley with John McWhorter and decided to get the book in spite of the fact that it is read by the author. Loving it.
January 16: Another edition not on the BL db:
I was in 6th grade when these events took place. I've seen a couple of the TV movie treatments of this topic and now I am reading RFK's memoir of those days.
Time to switch to fiction for a while. After back to back Great Courses, I need something that I can listen to without thinking.
Not that I was bored but because I didn't want to stop listening, I fell asleep listening to the book. When I awoke some time later, it wasn't George Guidall talking at me and I had no idea what was going on. I slept right through the end of the book. So I rewound and started listening again and once again I fell asleep before the exciting denouement. Tonight, I'm going to choose one of my re-reads, then it won't matter if I sleep through two or three hours of text. Maybe Frederica....
FINISHED!! Moving on.
UPDATE: Jan 14:
Sadly a couple of my recent acquisitions are not on AmazonUK and all my attempts to find them on the BL DB have failed. The House with a Clock in the Walls is one of them and my next read is another. Hence, my own little "currently reading."
I grabbed a book by Simon Winchester called The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World. The reason it isn't found on the AmazonUK is that Winchester published under a different title in the UK. The book is called Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World if you are shopping in the UK. Personally, I prefer the UK title. I wonder what else is different between the two.