Sunday, January 26, 2014

A New Journey

Since I last wrote, basically everything has changed.  I moved, started a new job, stopped baking for fun, started baking for fun again, fell in love, presented two papers, dressed up as Padme, sailed on the ocean, finished my MA, found out that babies aren't scary, got hooked on Sherlock (okay, that's happened in the last week), and found out that being vegan isn't necessarily the best thing for my body.  It's been an adventure. 

The easiest to write about is my new job.  I'm a library media specialist, but I kind of hate that term, so I'll stick to the one I like-I'm a high school librarian.  This January I decided that I have to read a book a week.  I'm writing very tiny excerpts for each book I read and posting them to a bulletin board. 

I started listening to audiobooks when I started my new job and they continually surprise me.  It's remarkable how quickly I can get sucked into an audiobook and how much the reader influences my experience of the story.  For instance, W. Morgan Shepard reads Tom McNeal's Far Far Away and it is phenomenal.  I don't use that word lightly.  I could. not. get. enough.  On the other hand, the audiobook of The Mermaid Chair was so terrible, I can't believe I got through it. Books with multiple readers blow me away.  Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl is a great example of two voices working well together.

So here's to a new adventure

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