I like James Bond, I like movies, I like audiobooks. That means I like this fun readalong, listenalong, viewalong event with Jennifer from the Literate Housewife.
To join the Shaken, Not Stirred event, see the details in the announcement post or on the event’s blog. I’m not sure how many of these I will get around to doing, but I love the idea and hope to participate at least sometimes.
Love this quote from MISS ENTROPIA AND THE ADAM BOMB by George Rabasa:
“Burn, baby, burn, that inflammatory slogan from the ’60s riots, had more to do with the theater of arson than the redress of justice.”
Rabasa has such a beautiful way with words.
HORNS by Joe Hill
My favorite narrator moment from my commute this morning:
Paul McCartney: I grabbed John’s shoulder and asked him, “What the fook are you doing, mate? I thought we were gonna lay low, y’know. I thought we were gonna keep our monkey suits clean.”
He said, “Yeah, well, I got caught up in the moment.”
I said, “What moment? He offered to shake your hand. That’s not a moment. That’s a bloody pleasantry.”
God, I’m going to miss Paul Is Undead when it’s done…
If you want the most perfect grilled cheese sandwich, look no further. I forgot to take pictures, so you’ll just have to trust me.
Mercenaries are risky allies, as we Dutch know well.
I hate it when I schedule a post for the past. I wish that Wordpress would somehow default to the next day. sigh…
Audiobooks for me must have a story that moves forward regularly. For example, I stopped listening to the The Woman in White today even though I love the narrator, Ian Holm. While I’d love to find out who the woman in white really was and why she was so mysterious, the story advanced in fits and spurts. I just kept getting so distracted that I had to give up. I don’t say this to mean that The Woman in White was a bad book. Hardly. Wilkie Collins’ writing style requires a different level of concentration than I can give it right now. I switched to A Prayer for Owen Meany this morning and I was almost instantly riveted.
With audiobooks, it’s not all about the narrator. The writing style and way in which an author tells a story really has the most impact.