3/30/2013

I’ve been experimenting with audiobooks.

mykin Del AudioI’m finding I prefer to read books.  Audiobook narrators read too slow for me so my attention drifts. I really don’t like women narrators imitating male voices—sounds corny at best. Another disadvantage of listening to books involves my Looked It Up posts. Audiobooks are not conducive to highlighting or jotting down words to look up.  For me, hitting stop creates a harsher break, and in spoken sentences pauses feel more disruptive to the story. Yesterday, I finished Some Girls Bite, Book 1 of Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire Series- narrated by Cynthia Halloway. I liked the story and the narrator was good—her male voices were better than most. But I didn’t write down a single word 😦  Chloe Neill likes to use a hundred dollar word where a five buck word would work, so there were plenty words I would have liked to look up and learn more about.  Hence, no Looked It UP post this week. Sorry, but I did create a new Kindle Guy image for you . (Please pretend my earbud doesn’t look like a shower head.)

So, what are your thoughts on…

Listening to audiobooks VS Reading them?

Narrators imitating voices of the opposite gender?

People who claim listening to a book doesn’t count as reading a book?

Please share your comments!

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Saturday Just Saying 12/15/2012

Henry Miller 11 CommandmentsHenry Miller, 1891 – 1980

Henry Valentine Miller was an American writer known for abandoning standard literary forms and creating his own form, fiction yet a crossover of many non-fiction styles. His novels Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, and Tropic of Capricorn best reflect his unique style. He also wrote nonfiction works and was a painter.

Commandments from http://www.brainpickings.org

Saturday… Just Saying 11/17/2012

Robert Heinlein, 1907 – 1988

Robert Heinlein was an American science fiction writer known as the Dean of Science Fiction Writers, a member of the Big Three of Science Fiction, and one of the most controversial writers of the time. Of his 32 novels, my personal favorites are Stranger in a Strange Land and Time Enough for Love, both dated and sexist but wonderful stories all the same.

Rules were found at http://www.gazetteofthearts.com/writer3.htm
Image of Heinlein from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RAHeinlein.autographing.Midamericon.ddb-371-14-750px.jpg

Saturday… Just Saying

Nora Roberts, 1950-

Born Eleanor Marie Robertson, Nora Roberts is an award winning and best selling  American author of more than 200 romance novels. She also writes as J.D. Robb for the “In Death” series, also as Jill March, and in the UK as Sarah Hardesty.

The clock image was adapted from a circa 1920 historical postcard commemorating the Japanese Empire’s first census. Found in Wikimedia Commons Images.

The quote is from http://writeattitude.net/quote.php

Saturday… Just Saying 3/31/2012

Zora Neale Hurston, 1891-1960

Z.N. Hurston was an American author of short stories and four novels. She is most known for as Their Eyes Were Watching God. She was also a folklorist and anthropologist.

Quote from: http://koti.mbnet.fi/pasenka/quotes/q-writ.htm#Emotions%20and%20communication

Artwork by Karen LeRosier, Portrait from Wikimedia Commons.