I missed it AGAIN! June 3rd, in 2009, was when I posted my first book review. Fittingly for June (June Is Audiobook Month), it was a review of the absolutely amazing audiobook, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Lenny Bruce. It was so good that I had to tell people about it and I didn’t know anyone else who listened to audiobooks back then.
I just read a 7-year blogoversary post that Trish over at Laughter, Love, and a Touch of Insanity wrote, and in addition to reminding me that I had forgotten to mark my own, it also made me think about blogging, and why I keep on with it even though I don’t post regularly and can’t ever seem to get ahead of my review backlog, making me feel like I have overdue homework all the time. But I don’t have time to write my own post, so please read Trish’s, if you haven’t already!
Also, this op-ed from The New York Times about listening to audiobooks, Audiobooks and the Return of Storytelling. Right now I’m listening to The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland, narrated by Xe Sands. It’s an excellent audiobook and talks a lot about listening because Lena, the main character, spends her days transcribing news stories and interviews for a major New York daily newspaper (the “Record“). Lena believes the stories traveling into her brain have changed her; she is particularly affected by a story about a blind woman.
Listen to an excerpt from The Transcriptionist from Highbridge Audio here, and thanks for reading! And, if there any audiobook listeners out there now, don’t forget to get your two free SYNC audiobook downloads this week!
P.S. The giveaway for a brand-new print copy of Hereafter by Terri Bruce is still going, if you’re looking for a paranormal friendship story (no torrid romance, promise!).