Reading roundup – January 16th 2015

January 16, 2015

Good morning, welcome to another reading roundup.  The biggest item of note this week is that I am now Bluetoothed up to my hearing aids so I can listen to my audiobooks directly throughly hearing aids.  Yay!! It’s lovely to have the audio directly in my ears without having to wear headphones which are painful with my hearing aid.  I tested it with Firefight, the Brandon Sanderson novel I had been enjoying – it works really well and I can enjoy my audiobooks again.  On the TBR list for this week is Jim Butcher’s Death Masks – the fourth in his Dresden Files series narrated by James Marsters.  Good stuff.

In a previous entry I have mentioned the web series Green Gables Fables, a modern retelling in transmedia format of the classic Anne of Green Gables series.  Those of you familiar with the source material will know there is a truly heart wrenching moment towards the end of the first book.  The series reached that point this week, and I have to say I found the last video a real tearjerker to watch.  I’ve not been so emotionally engaged in a web series since Lydiagate broke in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  Kudos to the writers and cast of the series.  It is well worth checking out, although keep a box of Kleenex on hand for episode 42.

Added to my library this week

Bossypants by Tina Fey.  This is an autobiography written and narrated by comedian Tina Fey.  I borrowed the audiobook from the library but I returned it.  I will likely invest an Audible credit in the book when I’m in the mood for it.

Het Achterhuis.  This is the original Dutch version of The Diary of Anne Frank.  Yes, I speak Dutch.  I do love this book and thought it was time I added the original to my collection.  I picked this up from a Dutch bookseller’s website so it will be readable on my Kobo.

Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley.  OK I was drawn in by the name first of all.  Romeow and Juliet!  Adorable.  From the synopsis it sounds to be one of the cozy cat mysteries I do enjoy.  It was on my Amazon recommendations for only a dollar or two and so I couldn’t resist.

That’s all I have today, folks.  Have a good weekend!

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