I have always been a fan of British writers. There is something about reading books that take you to a different time and place. I am a bit of an Anglophile anyway, so anything involving the tiny island across the pond calls to me. I love Val McDermid, Peter Robinson, and especially P.D. James. Currently in her eighties, James has published over 20 books. Since 1962, she has been charming us with the Inspector Dalgliesh mysteries.
With all the construction around town right now, I have a sure-fire way to beat the traffic. Audiobooks!!!! I have a 45 minute drive to work everyday and it really helps the ride seem less tedious. Not only do I get to hear a great story, some of the narrators are so great, I don’t think it would matter what they read, I would listen to it.
Things I've Discovered While Working at the Library, Part 1: How to Go to College in My Car
One of the great things about working at a library is that I come across all sorts of things in our collection, things that I'd never known were out there. I'll be sharing some of my finds with you here in this and future blog posts.
When I was busy working, curling up with a good book was a luxury. Luckily, a friend and fellow bibliophile gave me the audiobook Tears of the Giraffe. I was hooked! A new and rewarding dimension of books opened to me.
It does not seem all that long ago that some people viewed audiobooks with derision, unless, of course, they were motivational, inspirational, or “How To” audios like "How to Make a Ton of Money in 30 Days or Less". Sad to say, I was one of those unenlightened, narrow-minded readers who believed fiction should ALWAYS be read, NOT listened to. Who knew what a wide range of scenarios these books would fit in?
Goodbye Dog Days Of Summer: Hello Football and Chili
Although the expression “the dog days of summer” has nothing to do with dogs, dogs have the right ideas about how to endure the sultry days of summer: pant and lie as flat on the ground as possible to avoid the heat.