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  • Bobbi 9:28 am on December 4, 2009 | 0 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: Humor

    Just finished the new David Sedaris CD: For Your Listening Pleasure. Loved it!

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  • Erin 8:02 am on October 25, 2009 | 1 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment

    I am almost 6 discs in.  I am remembering the frustrations I felt with the other two.  How could such super-intelligent people be so dense?  I think I’ve shouted, “oh come, you’ve got to be kidding me!” twice while driving alone in my car now.  Yes, it’s interesting and I have found myself sitting in the car in the driveway at a good part but can’t Brown make the characters a bit more believable? Bobbi, please let me know when you start.  I was screaming pretty early on.  Didn’t Robert Langdon read Brown’s last two books?  He should KNOW better by now.

    Erin

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    • Bobbi 2:31 pm on November 8, 2009 Permalink

      I’m pretty good at just falling into a story and letting the characters just be who they are. Sure, Robert Langdon can be a little, um, slow on the up-take, but, hey, I know some people in real-life that are, too. ;-) You must have finished it by now, right? Did you end up liking it? Generally speaking, I did. Yeah, Dan Brown has his moments, but that’s why they call it fiction, right?

  • Bobbi 12:56 pm on October 12, 2009 | 1 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    So, I’m listening to what I swore I would never listen to… Vampire fiction. “Guilty Pleasures” by Laurell K. Hamilton. So far it’s like someone took Stephanie Plum, gave her some more common sense, and put her into a paranormal situation. I like it so far…

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    • Bobbi 1:20 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink

      Ooh. I should note that I’m only about an hour into the audiobook. Don’t hold me to this review!

  • Bobbi 10:06 am on September 11, 2009 | 0 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Can’t wait for the new Dan Brown book!

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  • Bobbi 7:31 am on August 31, 2009 | 0 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    My husband and I are enjoying the new nonfiction title, “Born to Run.” The author, Christopher McDougall, set out to discover why some people are able to run ultra marathons and others, like himself, are unable to run a few miles pain-free. His search lead him to the reclusive Tarahumara, a tribe of super-athletes in Mexico. This is a fascinating story — even for non-runners like me! It is very well-read and takes you into a world beyond your imagination.

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  • ORHSlibrarian 7:27 pm on August 29, 2009 | 0 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: adult/YA crossover, historical fiction

    Fantastic narrators and a wonderfully-crafted story made this a great listening experience. Civil rights in the south through the eyes of several young white women and their African American maids. Thought-provoking.

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  • Erin 10:14 am on August 28, 2009 | 1 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik, narrated by Simon Vance. This novel made me fall in love with dragons all over again. Vance’s narration is perfect, using different distinct voices for each character. Naval captain William Lawrence takes a prize of a French warship during the Napoleonic wars only to discover a dragon egg hidden in the vessel. In this novel of alternate history, dragons are used as an air corps with captains and crews to man them. Captain Lawrence is thrilled to capture such a prize for England as his country has far fewer dragons than France. But when the egg starts to hatch prematurely, the crew scrambles to choose among themselves as to who will become the dragon’s captain, and much to Lawrence’s dismay, the dragon chooses him! But soon Lawrence learns to love the dragon and they become fast friends. Though Lawrence must leave his beloved Navy to serve in the Air Corps as his dragon’s Captain, he quickly adjusts to and enjoys his new life. This story is not to be missed!

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    • Bobbi 2:50 pm on August 28, 2009 Permalink

      Ok, now I want to read the series!

  • Bobbi 9:22 am on August 28, 2009 | 0 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: Biography,

    If you liked Julie and Julia (either the movie or the book), I highly recommend “My Life in France.” It is Julia Child’s memoir of her time in Paris and Marseillaise. Lovely.
    http://nh.lib.overdrive.com/4C626385-8AC3-43AD-A281-F843A9367739/10/374/en/ContentDetails.htm?ID=34DAF8D4-A93C-4AE6-BA58-E07DDCA601DB

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  • Bobbi 9:01 am on August 28, 2009 | 0 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    I want to listen to Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry. It got a fabulous Audiofile review and a nod from Nancy Pearl on NPR last week. (It will be ordered later today.)

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  • lichen 8:28 pm on August 27, 2009 | 1 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    I’m a mac and an ipod…. so few downloads for me. :(

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    • Bobbi 8:29 pm on August 27, 2009 Permalink

      I know. I wish there were more titles available for Macs.

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