And How am I reading it?
I read Sitka over my trip to Colorado. It was wonderful to be back in Dad’s mind again. A consummate storyteller there is none better for grabbing your attention at the start and keeping you locked in until the final page.
When I returned I was sick –that cold thing–and I binge watched all of A Discovery of Witches in a day or two. I had really enjoyed the book when it first came out so as soon as I was done I grabbed book 2 in both kindle and audible formats. I love that I can read and then flick on the narration and listen in the car. I found that even housework becomes something I look forward to when I can listen to a great book while I do it.
My oven is now gleaming.
The laundry is done for the week.
I Marie Kondo’ed my dresser and Roygbiv’d my clothes that hang. And I still have pages to go. Completely enjoying Harkness’s book. And my house? Well, let’s just say by the end of that book it will be a different place!
After I finish that I will head back into one of Dad’s. Don’t think I can get my hands on Lost Treasures Vol 2 yet(hint hint, Mom) so I will choose a novel I haven’t read. Not sure if I would have to buy the audible but I will see(do you think I can get that for free? Not sure but it is something to ask Beau about!)
I began listening to books on tape–on tape truly– back in 1986.
That was when I performed in one of the first stories of Dad’s that was done. But way before that I remember having a 45 record of The Wizard of Oz as a child in West Hollywood. In our little house on the hill I would pull my record player out of the closet and listen to something about how Kansas was smack dab in the middle of the country. My mind wandered to Oz and I saw everything clear as day.
When Kate was tiny just after she turned two,
we began listening to books in the car beginning with Winnie the Pooh. We listened in the car, the kids listened before bed after I read to them and they listened on planes. They listened to kid’s books and they listened to my dad’s books as we got them, beginning with Sackett’s Land.
I am choosy about narrators and I prefer to listen to fiction because with non-fiction I want to take notes in the margin.
What about you? What are you reading and how are you reading it?
My plan for 2019 is to read and write and avoid social media. So this is the place to find me!