What Are You Reading? Chapter 42

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I'm reading Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. She also wrote Night Circus, which was amazing.
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Matt Cable wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm I'm reading Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. She also wrote Night Circus, which was amazing.
I have this on audiobook and there are two main readers. I adore one of them and am indifferent to the other, and so I couldn’t manage to concentrate on the story. I kept meaning to buy the book and never got around to it.
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Maeve wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Matt Cable wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm I'm reading Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. She also wrote Night Circus, which was amazing.
I have this on audiobook and there are two main readers. I adore one of them and am indifferent to the other, and so I couldn’t manage to concentrate on the story. I kept meaning to buy the book and never got around to it.
So audiobooks, how do you do it? It drives me nuts how slow the narration is. I have a difficult time waiting for the next word. I know I read at a quicker pace than most, but it is almost like nails on a chalkboard to.... listen.... to ... a.. story... being... told... through ... speakers. I connect and immerse more into the written word vs very slow verbal.
I do not have this issue at an author event where s/he is reading an excerpt (when we had those sort of things.) Maybe just an event tolerance vs focus on the story?
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wanderinginmn wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:27 am
Maeve wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Matt Cable wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm I'm reading Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. She also wrote Night Circus, which was amazing.
I have this on audiobook and there are two main readers. I adore one of them and am indifferent to the other, and so I couldn’t manage to concentrate on the story. I kept meaning to buy the book and never got around to it.
So audiobooks, how do you do it? It drives me nuts how slow the narration is. I have a difficult time waiting for the next word. I know I read at a quicker pace than most, but it is almost like nails on a chalkboard to.... listen.... to ... a.. story... being... told... through ... speakers. I connect and immerse more into the written word vs very slow verbal.
I do not have this issue at an author event where s/he is reading an excerpt (when we had those sort of things.) Maybe just an event tolerance vs focus on the story?

I think that articulates one of my problems! I thought that because I like listening to podcasts while knitting lace (I have to watch what my fingers are doing and look at a graph to see what stitches to do) that I would like an audiobook. But I don’ follow the story as easily. It’s either too slow, or too fast.

I have also figured out that I prefer podcasts when I wear headphones. I used wireless headphones when dad was sick. His lung cancer coughs were very distressing (because I couldn’t help him) and so I was still in the room, but could be in my own world, as it were. When dad died I stopped using them. And I still listen to podcasts (generally I like British accents) but I find that I don’t pay as much attention to what they’re saying without my headphones directing the noise straight into my ears.

So, possibly, I need headphones to enjoy an audiobook? Dunno, I shall experiment someday. But my son took the headphones first, then he got earbuds, then my husband took them. And broke them.

I need to get earbuds of my own, I think.
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My brain is still in it's post-grad degree illiteracy phase so all I read is comic books.

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I'm definitely now a big fan of the Murderbot series. Need a Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon t-shirt, stat.

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I'm mostly re-reading Paul Theroux travel books, currently "The Happy Isles of Oceania". I have a few more books lined up but my pace is really slow these days.

To the kid, we've been reading either the Zoey and Sassafras series (representation! it's a little Black girl who loves science and has a cute cat), or The Rock and Gem Book.
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wanderinginmn wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:27 am
Maeve wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Matt Cable wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:43 pm I'm reading Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. She also wrote Night Circus, which was amazing.
I have this on audiobook and there are two main readers. I adore one of them and am indifferent to the other, and so I couldn’t manage to concentrate on the story. I kept meaning to buy the book and never got around to it.
So audiobooks, how do you do it? It drives me nuts how slow the narration is. I have a difficult time waiting for the next word. I know I read at a quicker pace than most, but it is almost like nails on a chalkboard to.... listen.... to ... a.. story... being... told... through ... speakers. I connect and immerse more into the written word vs very slow verbal.
I do not have this issue at an author event where s/he is reading an excerpt (when we had those sort of things.) Maybe just an event tolerance vs focus on the story?
Snazz listens to his at 1.25 speed. It doesn't speed up the audio (which is what I originally thought) but removes a fraction of the gap between words and shortens any silent bits. Might be worth a try!
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New Sanderson Stormlight Archive book has been shipped! Looking forward to it. :D
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