talking books on cd is my latest endeavor. i started with "the daVinci code" which i very much enjoyed.
i liked the book because it is written well and was interesting and controversial because of its topic -- the relationship between jesus and mary magdalene -- and the revisionist history it might entail.
the version is unabridged, uses 13 cds, is sixteen hours listening time (if you only listen to it once). i listened to each cd several times, until i heard and acknowledged every word, which is basically the way i read books, to soak it all up. i think i enjoy reading even more than eating, which tends to cause me to be slow, repetitive but contentedly satiated in the end.
i've only bought unabridged versions. reading or listening to something abridged is like eating the second half of someone else's ice cream cone -- the reader's digest version. i have no appetite for that.
my current book is "the life of pi," about a sixteen year-old boy from india who gets marooned in the pacific "midway to midway island" while emigrating to canada.
the twist is his he gets to share his lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan and a 450 lb. adult royal bengal tiger.
this one is only nine disks long and i'm already on number five. i haven't finished yet, but i already give it five stars and highly recommend it. it's just as good, if not better than "daVinci," and i really liked "daVinci."
after "pi," two more books on disc wait on the shelf to be heard in the near future.
"black," about an undercover hostage rescue mission. fiction, but fact based written by christopher whitcomb, an ex- cia/fbi secret spy-type person.
and "lies and the lying liars who tell them -- a fair and balanced look at the right." yup, al franken.
jezebel 17:42 - [Link] - Comments ()
this already backwards country continues it's blindingly rapid retreat into completely insane and illogical behavior. not to mention denial of reality.
what next? drag women around by the hair maybe?
jezebel 15:56 - [Link] - Comments ()
The timing of the summer solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator. This occurs annually sometime between June 20 and 22.
This year, it occurs exactly at 8:57 P.M. EDT, heralding the beginning of summer.
jezebel 01:00 - [Link] - Comments ()
it's amazing how much my power of time management has gone to crap. it seems i never get anything done anymore since i stopped working.
but i do get things done. it's just not on a regular schedule, so it seems like -- different.
that's my latest excuse for not writing here lately. ...
jezebel 03:16 - [Link] - Comments ()