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Friday, July 29, 2011

Playing Catch Up

Back log. Out of the loop. Behind the times. I have a lot of catching up to do. While I was keeping my eye still and quiet, you all were still writing blogs! That's a lot of reading. And half my eyesight is still blurry. But I am bound and determined to visit all my dear blogger friends and find out what you all have been doing and saying. A fun task, albeit a slow one!

The day I plunged my thumbnail into my eye, I had planned on going to my favorite book store to purchase the newly released George R.R. Martin book,  A Dance With Dragons. This is the fifth book in his series.  The purchase never happened and reading of any kind was banned. My son, Nicarus made the book store trip a couple of days later and secured the audio version of this book instead. Do you like audio books? I personally have never really enjoyed them. Some readers are fine, others not so much. I like to read at my own pace, developing my own ideas of characters' speech, etc. The reader of this audio version is an older man. When he changes his voice to read the young female characters, it is painful for me. One young character sounds like an old Irish woman. I can't get past that. But I am listening as diligently as I can; on Disc 4 right now. It is a 39-disc series. Gods be good!

I was able to read almost all the newspaper this morning. Took a while. Amazing, the small daily pleasures!

Hey! Lughnasadh  (pronounced "lew-nah-saw") is just around the corner! Also known as First Harvest. It is a sabbat to celebrate summer and its bounty. It is also the beginning of the end, so to speak. The delightful summer time will be drawing to a close soon and we must begin preparing for the Turning of the Wheel. It is a time for barbecues, eating corn on the cob, family time. More on this tomorrow.

Have a great Friday!   Blessings from Robin.


mxtodis123 said...

I recently discovered that my Kindle will read to me if I want it to. I tried it out, but prefer to go back to good old fashioned reading. I am intrigued, though, with having it read to me from the Alan Lang Fairy Tales that I purchased at night when I have trouble falling asleep.

Jeanne said...

So glad you are back!
I'm not real fond of audio books myself. I am like you, I develop a uniqueness about each character and the book reader doesn't always fit into what I picture. Quite often I feel the same about seeing a movie after I have read the book.

Magic Love Crow said...

I have never listened to an audio book. I don't know if I would enjoy it? Glad you were able to read some of the newspaper today ;o) Have a great day my friend ;o)