Monday, June 27, 2011


I read where Harper-Audio is no longer going to produce books on CDs. If the iPods or other players were up to the task, I'd say go for it, but they are not. 1 track ---- ONE track?? Come now. If I get distracted and want to go back over the last few minutes - no way, gotta listen to it from the start. If it gets to the stupid, supposedly hot sex scene that authors think they have to almost ruin an otherwise interesting book with and I find so terribly boring, you can't skip it. Burn your own CDs you say. Yep, exactly how I want to spend my Saturday. Tied to the computer while it takes 2 or 3 hours to burn a book onto CD. And you can't just leave it because it always takes multiple CDs. I am now hording AudioBooks on CD or MP3CD against the day when they no longer exist.

Another Rant:

The price of e-books. More than the hardback, more than the paperback. I love my e-readers. I have multiple brands, but now, I find it impossible to buy new books because I refuse REFUSE to pay more for a book that cost publishers a fraction of the cost to produce. I have been a devout reader my whole life and now the publishing industry wants me to give it up. I'm so frustrated right now. The whole publishing industry can just go.......jump in a lake. grrrrrrrrrr

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dead Reckoning

Southern Vampire Series #11: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris, unabridged, 9CDs, read by Joanna Parker

Awesome as usual! Sookie sdoes get herself into some fixes and it takes a wide array of paranormal creatures to get her out of them.

Fairy Day

June 24th was National Fairy Day! In honor of Fairy Day, Julie Kagawa has a contest on her blog:

One of the entries is your favorite fairy quote, so here is mine:
"I am that happy wanderer of the night"
Puck said that in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Match Me If You Can

Chicago Stars #6: Match Me If You Can by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, read by Anna Fields, Unabridged, 9 CDs

I've had this in my "to listen" box for a long time. I can't believe I had not pulled it out and listened to it before now. I love these books. They are the only "romance" novels I really, really like.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Murder of King Tut

The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson, read by Martin Dugard, unabridged on 5 CDs

I've hit a small string of very good books lately. In the more recent past, it has been read 100 pages and then forget it, there is nothing there for me, but the last couple of weeks I have read some interesting stuff!

Patterson combines fiction with fact in this interesting theory on who murdered the young Pharoh. The story takes place in Egypt during Tut's lifetime, Egypt during the life of Howard Carter, and present day in Patterson's office. The chapters switch back and forth between times, but each story is very easy to follow. I'm not sure I agree with Patterson's theory on who killed Tut, but I enjoyed the listen.

Goddess of Fried Okra

Goddess of Fried Okra by Jean Brashear

A little different from my usual read. Pea (short for Sweetpea, real name Eudora) is on the run, searching for the reincarnated soul of her dead sister. Along the way, she picks up a young, pregnant teenage girl, a cat, and a con man named Val. When her car breaks down in Jewel, she has to stop running and decide what is really important and who she has become.

Read on my Kindle.

Serpent's Tale

Mistress of Death #2: Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin read by Kate Reading, unabridged 10CDs

Another awesome book in this series. I can't wait to get more of these to listen to. Kate Reading is one of my favorite readers and her reading the book made it that much better. This book again was set in the time of the reign of Henry II. This time, his mistress, Rozamund, has been murdered and Adelia, the Mistress of Death, is called in to solve the crime.