Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cleaning and Audio books, a great combination!

Posted by Simcha 4:55 PM, under | 6 comments

Shevuah Tov everyone!

I didn't find any particular new releases to share with you, for this week but I'm very excited for next week when two books that I've been eagerly anticipating will be released, Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs and
Changeless by Gail Carriger. If you are as excited for these releases as I am you might be interested to know that at The Book Depository you can preorder Silver Borne for only $5.24 and Changeless for only $5.99! I discovered these special deals thanks to Ann Aquire, whose upcoming release, Hell's Fire, is also available at the sweet price of $5.25 at the Book Depository. Thank you Ann for the heads up!

This week I probably won't be getting much reading done since it's one of the busiest weeks in the Jewish calendar; the pre-passover week. And though almost every minute of each day will be spent cleaning (gotta get rid of all that leaven!) this is the perfect opportunity for me to get in some quality audio book time. Audio books make cleaning so much more pleasant and I've acquired a few new titles in preparation for this week, including Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson and The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan. Michael, at Book on the Nightstand, said that the The Lightening Thief was really good in audio and he's never led me astray so far. Gardens of the Moon I tried reading, but I couldn't get into it, and so I'm hoping to have more success listening to it instead.

So those are my book plans for the week, how about you? Do you have any special reading plans for the upcoming week?


Audio books and cleaning. . . that might be something I have to look into. I hate cleaning, and I've never actually listened to an audio book, so maybe that will help!

I have not started into either of these series here, Soulless or any of Patricia Briggs books. I have the first of Briggs well known series sitting here to get to and I will have to get Soulless from the sounds of it. :) I do have Gardens of the Moon here to read. (That is the first one right?) I am hoping to get to it soon. But I think the week is going to bring me to Before they are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie, to read with another reading buddy of mine. It may take me a few weeks to get through with reading together and discussing, but we will see what else the week brings too. Have a great week!

Brizmus: I only recently gave audio books a try for the first time and I quickly became a convert. Listening to a book read by a good narrator is such a wonderful experience. It's like having a performance being given right in your head (which is a lot more fun then it sounds)

Melissa: I kept trying to read the Erikson book because everyone else seems to enjoy it so much but I could never get into it, so I thought I'd try the audio book. But today, after listening to the book for a few hours, I still have absolutely no idea what's going on, so I'm not sure if this will work. And I can't believe you haven't read any of Briggs' books! Her books are my favorite of the urban fantasies, and as I you probably noticed, I don't seem to like too many of them. I particularly recommend her Mercy Thompson series. I hope you enjoy Before they are Hanged. I've only read Abercrombie's first book and have been meaning to get to the rest of them.

I think someone told me the first book can be confusing, but to stick with it that the series is worth it. I am going to have to give the series a try here. I like the confusing story lines for some reason.

Everyone says the same thing to me about Briggs' I believe the first Mercy Thompson is the one on my shelf to read. I am looking forward to it. I am reading Strange Brew in sections and the first story is by Briggs. I am really loving what she creates. There are things that I was not thinking and things she leaves you clues for. So I think I would love a full novel by her.

I am looking forward to reading Before They Are Hanged. I enjoyed the first book. We are going to break it up into 4 sections and discuss what may happen and what did happen.

I'm getting Changeless, too, Yay!

Melissa: You're funny. You really like confusing books?? I'm having an easier time sticking with Gardens of the Moon in audio format, where I would have given up a long time ago were I were reading it, since I can just let it play in the background while doing other things. Though I'm thinking I might get the book out and skim those parts that I read to see if it helps clear things up. I don't think I've every put so much effort into reading a book!

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