Yesterday I began reading Jean Kwok’s novel “Girl in Translation”. At first, I found it hard to understand. There were words I didn’t recognize, and the way she writes… with a kind of Chinese “accent”. I don’t know quite how to put this. “Accent” isn’t the right word for it. It’s more like I’m peeking… Read More Reading & Pondering
Why is it so hard to find a book to listen to, that I like? Often I get bored, if not at once, then after a while. Maybe after 20 pages or an hour, maybe even later, halfway through! Often I don’t begin to listen at all since I think the voice of the reader… Read More Searching – failing
Rephrasing: I do listen to books, mostly. Have been listening quite a lot lately. One author I tried and failed to listen to though, was Terry Pratchett. (Sorry, Alex! I tried because I read those recent posts of yours …) Three times I tried to listen to “The colour of Magic” but couldn’t keep up… Read More I do read, you know!
Some days you feel, you have to do nothing. Or at least, as close to nothing as possible. This weekend is just that kind of days. Yesterday, Saturday, was literally a sofa day. I did have help from the weather to do that. It was awful. The rain was pouring down bucket-wise, and it was… Read More Sofa weekend
A handful of the books on my virtual bookshelf… quite multifaceted… It’s really awesome to be able to choose whether to listen to a book or read it. For the time being, I prefer to listen – you can be almost anywhere or do almost anything while listening – but you can’t get them all… Read More A handful of books…
Can’t stop listening to Jacqueline Winspear’s book about Maisie Dobbs. Sometime, months ago, I listened to the first two ones: “Maisie Doobs” and “Birds of a feather”, liked them a lot but then I did other things, listened to other books – and then I forgot about Maisie! Until yesterday evening. I was looking for… Read More Can’t stop!
I confess! Haven’t been reading much lately. Finished “Educated” by Tara Westower. Super-good! Finished “The Timetravelers Wife” by Audrey Nieffenegger. One of my favorites! Finished the Swedish Murder Mystery by Maria Lang – brilliant, and feels very modern though it was written in 1949. There weren’t no computers nor any cell phones back then. That’s… Read More reading – sometimes – still
Apropos Camp WriMo; as the text for today, instead of writing a new piece, I chose to add the very first one I wrote. The one I added to Diana’s speculative writing prompt. The one that started this adventure. The Solar Eclipse. Why? Was I cheating, you think? Well, I don’t think so! That text… Read More Saturday evening, April 6
After having finished reading “Educated” by Tara Westover, I grabbed hold of an old favorite of mine: The Timetraveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger. It’s one of these old stories. Boy meets Girl. They fall in love, get married, and then they live happily ever after. OR? There are some issues though, isn’t there always? And… Read More Traveling in Time