I've never really been to a big author event (partly because I live in the middle of nowhere). So I don't have a lot of experience with this. And as a rather shy person, I'm not entirely sure what I would do when and if the opportunity presents itself. I definitely have some authors I would love to meet someday. Hopefully I'll get the chance. I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's tips and experiences to help me out!
I have only just recently entered the world of audiobooks. About two months ago, I started running. I needed something to listen to, so naturally I turned to audiobooks. They are also a great help in getting through weeding the garden! I've only listened to a few, and it seems to me that the narrator can make or break the experience of the book. I just listened to a Librivox recording of Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery. Because it was read by volunteers, nearly every chapter switched narrators. I liked some better than others, and it was incredibly distracting to suddenly have a new voice telling the story. I also like it when the author of the book narrates the audiobook. Such was the case with My Lucky Life In & Out of Show Business by Dick van Dyke. How fun to have a memoir told by the person who lived it all! What better way is there to experience such a book?
My name is Julie, and I own a lot of books. As in, they are stacked on the floor because I've run out of room on the shelves. And those shelves? There are so many books on them that they smile -- not sag; smile. This blog will cover book reviews and all manner of other bookish things.
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