Photographs of what I was up to last week coming soon, but in the meantime here’s my second Ten on Tuesday list.
These days I favour audiobooks over physical books because they don’t put strain on my hands and arms and I can also knit while “reading” them. I love Podiobooks.com and Librivox (both free at the point of use) and I’ve provided links where possible.
- Max Quick 2: The Two Travellers – I’m part way through this book now. It’s the sequel to The Pocket and The Pendant in which a mysterious young boy with seemingly no past discovers who he is. It’s a young adult novel with scifi, fantasy and history.
- Crescent – a contrast with the first book, this is very much grown-up scifi with sex, violence and swearing! It’s a horror novel with a really creepy feeling (I’m part way through this one as well)
- Librivox Short Story collection vol 5 – a great collection of short stories by many different authors (Frank L Baum, James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling)
- Ancestor by Scott Sigler – another Podiobook novel. I’ve loved all of Sigler’s work (really not for the faint of heart) and have become immersed in the Siglerverse!
- Ophelia: The Rose of Elsinore by Mary Cowden Clarke. Another Librivox recording on my list, read by Elizabeth Klett. I love her voice and reading style and she has a real passion for the literature she chooses.
- Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris. Yes, I know, but I’m kind of stuck with it now having powered through the rest of the series. It’s addictive. I’m waiting to get this from the library.
- Kottō : being Japanese curios, with sundry cobwebs by Lafcadio Hearn – I’ve always been fascinated by Japanese culture and it’s parallels and contrasts with British culture (sea-faring, warring nations but one inward-looking and the other outward) so I’ve very much looking forward to this collection of stories and essays.
- The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf – I’ve never read a Woolf novel and I feel that’s remiss of me, so I’ve chosen this Librivox recording to start with.
- Peace Lord of the Red Planet by Steven H. Wilson. This was flagged up on the Podiobooks facebook page and I liked the sound of it (not the title – it is a bit HG Wells!)
- The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom. This was an impulse library grab – it’s set aboard a mobile library in rural Ireland and is the first in a series featuring the same protagonist.
So until next Tuesday, read well and read often!