Reading & Pondering

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 [...]

Searching – failing

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 [...]

I do read, you know!

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 [...]

A handful of books…

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 [...]

Can’t stop!

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 [...]

reading – sometimes – still

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 [...]