#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee… On March 26

Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, a blog hop by the lovely Diana over at Part Time Monster. Every weekend we get together for virtual coffees and a little casual chat.

As a book blog, I will do my best to keep my topics bookish.

Have you read any good books recently? Can you recommend any? I am currently reading The Assistants by Camille Perri as an ARC. It’s a corporate story about embezzlement and education getting you no further than a PA’s job.

I am also currently still reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, as well as The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. I usually have at least one eBook and one paperback at the same time.

What I really got into this year is audiobooks. It’s really nice to listen to them in the car,sort of like having someone in the car with you who is talking to you. So far, I’m on my 9th audiobook. Currently, I am listening to a full-cast production of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book (can you see a trend there?). I love this one! Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi, with a cast including Robert Madge as Bod, Miriam Margolyes as Mrs. Owens and Mrs. Lupescu, Andrew Scott as Jack the Man, as well as Lenny Henry, Reece Shearsmith, Emilia Fox and Neil Gaiman himself.

What’s your opinion on audiobooks? Do you listen to them? Do you prefer a “proper” reading or a full-cast production with voices and sound effects?

Anyway, I’m on a bit of a deadline with one review, so I need to get back to it. But thank you for having coffee with me today! Check out the other Weekend Coffee Sharers as well!

 

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5 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: If We Were Having Coffee… On March 26

  1. bettylouise31 says:

    I just realized something, I called it radio and now it is returning as audiobooks. I can no longer hear so I don’t listen to audiobooks and watch video as the later are hard on my eyes. As a child listening to certain shows was a “must”. Can’t forget Jack Benny, Bob Hope, The Lone Ranger, and The Shadow (No one knows the evil that exists in man’s hearts, only the Shadow knows.) Others I remembered the Green Hornet, and Fibber MaGee and Molly. Saturday we spent the day at Western movies, no TV. Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Zorro The Sons of the P were favorites.ioneers

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  2. Corina says:

    I enjoy audio books but mostly it’s when I’m in the car, on a super long trip. Nothing makes 1100 miles go by quickly like audio books do. I haven’t purchased any recently. I probably won’t until my next big road trip.

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  3. Robin says:

    Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, and I really enjoyed The Graveyard Book. I have not tried audio books, but think I should, at least when I’m traveling.

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  4. tj6james6 says:

    I don’t do audio books but that’s more because they are so expensive and since I live so close to work it would take me forever and a year to get through one *sigh*.
    I am thinking about hooking up podcasts so I can listen via phone or iPod though, just have to watch my cell data, hopefully, if they are stored locally they don’t use data at all once downloaded.
    I am looking for more adult books which veer away from teen angst and romance. I love romance but only certain authors and even then I have to be in the mood.

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