Intrigue and Mystery

I love books, and reading and the blessings of technology (most days). One of the most soothing things I do is walk to my library, spend a couple hours just sitting soaking up the ambience, and of course reading.

My next favourite thing is getting books from the library on my iPad.

My tastes are somewhat eclectic and I generally have at least two books on the go.

Audio and ebooks currently reading:

Never Saw Me Coming is for my Bookclub. I tried the audiobook you see here but was glad when the hard copy became available and I picked it up today.

I am a huge fan of audio books because I can embroider or knit while listening, sort of killing those two birds. Not all readers suit me. But I do have favourites. Robert Bathurst now does the Louise Penny series about Three Pines. And Titus Welliver who narrates the Michael Connelly series Harry Bosch is also the actor who portrays him on film. Richard Ferrone narrates John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport series.

Okay it has just dawned on me that this could be a very long post – which equals less reading time.

So I guess the question from North of 43 tonight is – what type of books do you enjoy? Do you prefer ebooks, hold in your hand hard copy or audio?

My Four Thousand Weeks just came in so I am off to check it out!

Chris G June 9th, ‘22
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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

22 thoughts on “Intrigue and Mystery”

  1. Only books where I can physically turn the page. I don’t like audiobooks because they are too slow. I tend to have a book in every room and in my handbag. Yes, I do get muddled sometimes and then I find myself carrying just one around with me. I also have kindle on my phone for emergencies!

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  2. The frustration of kindle and audio books for me is that I can’t flip back a couple of pages (or chapters) to check that i really “got it”. But like you, I find audiobooks and podcasts are lovely as accompaniments to crocheting and needlework. And on car or train journeys.

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  3. I read both and am currently reading War and Peace, one chapter a day for a year on my Kindle. Wouldn’t want to have to carry that around with me. Also just finished The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, in a paper edition. Very good. I haven’t got into audiobooks yet although I did listen to them years ago when I travelled in my car for business.

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    1. Judith likes audio when she is doing housework and chores. I checked with our library and they don’t have The Hundred Year Old Man – guess I will have to purchase it

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    1. I keep saying I will buy a kindle because I think they are great. Easy to hold and read. Putting that purchase back on my list!

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      1. And you can play games, write or comment on posts, listen to music or podcasts, pretty much do whatever you do on a computer. Like waste time when “important” stuff nerds to be done.

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  4. I don’t mind which way I get them, I love books and always have at least two on the go. Audiobooks are always in the car and when walking or on the occasional times I am rubber gloving.

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