July 18, 2010

Lazy Sunday Thoughts: It's Getting Hot in Here

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Remember that Nelly song? Whatever happened to old Nelly anyway? I think of it every time I complain about the heat. That was one catchy tune. I shouldn't complain because it will be snowing before we know it. It's time to enjoy the sun and the beach and forget about everything else. Unfortunately that means ignoring the blog somewhat. Oh well.

I did finish Pocketful of Names for the Spotlight Series on Graywolf tour. I enjoyed it but I'm still thinking about what I'm going to say about it. Stay tuned.

Two new books came in the mail this week: Damaged by Pamela Callow and The Bells by Richard Harvell. They both look interesting.

I'm also listening to Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins on audiobook. I'm not enjoying it as much as Hunger Games and I suspect it's because it is an audiobook. What I mean is, I read Hunger Games and had a definite idea of how Katniss sounds. Listening to Catching Fire is a strange experience because the narrator doesn't make her sound like I imagined. It throws me off every time she speaks.

I wonder if listening to a sequel after reading the first book is a good idea. What do you think? Have you had this experience?


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  1. I don't have any experience with listening to an audio book of a series when you've read the first book, but I can imagine that it could be confusing!

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  2. I usually don't listen to fiction on audio, but I'm listening the Scarlett Suite on audio and the reader is very good as she changes her voice for each character. My dad listens to a lot and if it has a reader he doesn't like he'll skip listening to it. I think the reader has a lot to do with how enjoyable an audio book can be.

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  3. We always sing that Nelly song about our dogs. "Moose is getting so hot, he wants to take his collar off." Yup, we're dog crazy.

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  4. I can see where the voice could throw you. Sometimes I don't like the movie of a book I've enjoyed simply because I think they chose the wrong actor.

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  5. I had hoped to go sailing today but it's over 100 degrees and NO wind. Not my idea of fun--unfortunately it doesn't cool down here until the end of September!

    Interesting hearing your thoughts on listening to Catching Fire. I'm listening to The Hunger Games right now after reading the book several months ago and am enjoying it. Although--Katniss's voice is the only one that doesn't bother me.

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  6. I can totally relate to the heat wave :p We have like a 8 month long heat wave down here, lol.

    As for Catching Fire...I liked it just as much as Hunger Games, but don't know if I would have if it was an audiobook. For some reason if I read the first book in a series as a book, I'd have to actually read the rest...I couldn't jump to an audiobook for the rest...

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  7. I read both of them in book form and still liked Hunger Games more than I liked Catching Fire. I am excited for Mockingjay to come out though... not too much longer!

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  8. I don't remember ever doing a sequel on audio and having it bother me, but did have to get used to a new narrator for the Stephanie Plum series - that was hard.

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  9. I can see listening to an audio of a sequel would be difficult. We all have our personalized version of Katniss, so I wouldn't want anyone messing her up!

    As for Nelly...I'm pretty sure whatever he was covering with that bandaid on his face got infected and, well...he's no longer part of the "in" crowd.

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  10. I've read audiobooks that throw me for a loop because the reader is so far off what I expected. But on the flip side some books are better because of the reader.

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  11. Page- I think so too. It can ruin or enhance a reading experience.

    Kenpen- haha! that's cute!

    Trish- I wonder if it's the same narrator.

    Chris- I picked the audiobook because it was available from the library. Maybe I should have waited.

    Andi- lol! I always wondered about those band-aids. That explains everything.

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