Monday, June 9, 2008

reading with ears

Some people have difficulty listening to books. I think you need a decent block of uninterrupted time. Maybe it depends on the book. I most recently listened to King's Duma Key. I have to say I was really looking forward to it, having thoroughly enjoyed On Writing and Lisey's Story. I found it hard to listen to, however. Maybe I'd have read it faster. Maybe Lisey's love story made the characters more sympathetic. I'm leaning toward the latter.

A few books that were easy (actually fun) to listen to:


All the Pretty Horses


The Castle in the Forest

The Plot Against America

The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Red Tent

The Road

Never Let Me Go

When We Were Orphans

And there are quite a few others.