Weekend Update

Bookish Nostalgia August 2017

I totally stole this idea from Kay at Kay’s Reading Life. Every month she looks back in her reading records to see what she was reading this month in past years. I decided that would be fun even though my reading spreadsheet doesn’t go back as far as Kay’s records do.

Bookish Nostalgia

I’ve only been tracking my reading since October 2003 but it’s still fun to take a look back occasionally. Anything before mid-2006 hasn’t been on my blog and some of those old reviews are frankly a little embarrassing at this point. I’ll link to my full reviews when I think are worth reading.

Sometimes my reaction is “I can’t believe I read that” and other times it’s “Oh I remember where I was when I read that one”. and occasionally it’s “I really want to read that again.”

Most of these are pre-blog so the links take you to Powell’s for more information. Links for 2007 and later take you to my review.

This month I’m focusing on audiobooks

2007:
The Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters narrated by Susan O’Malley
The Amelia Peabody series is just delightful listening. The first few I listened to were narrated by Susan O’Malley. While she does a fine job I was much happier when I switched to those narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. She’s one of my favorite narrators and really the best for this series.

 

2008:
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer narrated by Philip Franklin
The Hubster and I have both read books by Jon Krakauer and like his writing. This one we listened to on a road trip. The story of Chris McCandless will never be fully understood. As I said in my review:
“Chris was definitely idealistic, intelligent, rebellious, unprepared, reckless, stupid, compassionate, friendly – all of the above and more. I’m stil not sure of how I feel about him.”

 

2011:
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell narrated by the author
Sarah Vowell has a unique style and voice. I have enjoyed many of her books. This one wasn’t a favorite.

 

2013:
Another Man’s Moccasins by Craig Johnson narrated by George Guidall
This continues to be one of my favorite audio series. George Guidall does a masterful job of narrating.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!