BOOKISH THOUGHTS: BOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, ETC.

Today I’m participating in Sam’s WWW Wednesdays Here’s how it works:

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?

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I am currently reading Gone So Long, by Andre Dubus III; his first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy.

 

And I started listening to an audiobook, my first time ever:  Victoria, by Daisy Goodwin.  I downloaded it from Libby, the Library App.

I have a feeling I won’t be finishing it as a “listen,” since I will only be on it while I’m on my exercise bike.  So…a half hour a day?

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BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK – (Titles/Covers Linked to My Reviews):

Tell Me Lies (e-book), by Carola Lovering

The Perfect Liar (e-book), by Thomas Christopher Greene

The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters (e-book), by Kashner & Schoenberger

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EAGERLY ANTICIPATING:

This morning I requested a NetGalley ARC of Me for You, by Lolly Winston.  I received an e-mail notification to request it, which is an unusual happening these days. Usually the books show up without being requested.  It will be released on March 12, 2019.

Synopsis:From the New York Times bestselling author of Good Grief comes a richly poignant and stirring story that asks: How soon is too soon to fall in love again?

The last thing Rudy expected was to wake up one Saturday morning, a widow at fifty-four years old. Now, ten months after the untimely death of his beloved wife, he’s still not sure how to move on from the defining tragedy of his life—but his new job is helping. After being downsized from his finance position, Rudy turned to his first love: the piano. Some people might be embarrassed to work as the piano player at Nordstrom, but for Rudy, there’s joy in bringing a little music into the world. And it doesn’t hurt that Sasha, the Hungarian men’s watch clerk who is finally divorcing her no-good husband, finds time to join him at the bench every now and then.

Just when Rudy and Sasha’s relationship begins to deepen, the police come to the store with an update about Rudy’s wife’s untimely death—a coworker has confessed to her murder—but Rudy’s actions are suspicious enough to warrant a second look at him, too. With Sasha’s husband suddenly reappearing, and Rudy’s daughter confronting her own marital problems, suddenly life becomes more complicated than Rudy and Sasha could have imagined.

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My week has been a bit slow, in terms of reading, which is probably why I decided to download an audiobook.  It’s on my iPhone, so if I want to listen elsewhere, I’m going to need earbuds.  I never thought that issue would come up for me.  LOL

How has your week been unfolding? 

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22 thoughts on “BOOKISH THOUGHTS: BOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, ETC.

    • I think the problem will come from how slow listening is compared to reading. So far I’m treating this as an experiment, which is why I’m glad I borrowed the book.

      Thanks for helping with the technical stuff, Patty.

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    • Thanks for visiting, Jen, and so far I’m still not convinced that audio is for me. I’m trying it at home, without earbuds. Before I invest in more equipment, I want to see if it will work for me. I suspect that I can’t “listen” while doing anything other than my cycling.

      Enjoy your week.

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    • Thanks, Leslie, since this will be my first audiobook, I’m a little apprehensive. I am so easily distracted while listening…I need visual images! Plus, I suspect it will take forever to listen LOL. So far I’m only doing it while cycling.

      I do love the narrator’s British accent, though.

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  1. I hope you enjoy listening to audiobooks and find they pass the time when you’re using your exercise bike. I use Audible and like how you can speed up the book a little so it’s closer to the speed that I read at, that makes them more enjoyable for me. I struggled with audio books when I first tried them, I found my mind wandered and I couldn’t do many things while listening but you do get used to it. Now I listen while I do my physio, while I do housework etc. It helped me to start with books that I already knew the plot of in order to get my brain used to listening but without feeling like I might miss something. I’ve really enjoyed previous books by Thomas Christopher Greene so I’m eagerly anticipating The Perfect Liar when it comes out in the UK. Hope you have a good week of reading ahead of you 🙂
    Here’s my post: https://rathertoofondofbooks.com/2018/12/19/this-week-in-books-19-dec-2018-what-are-you-reading-this-week-twib/

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