28 November 2007

An AudioBook and A Regular One

Finished up The Fellowship of the Ring on audio on Tuesday morning. It is quite interesting to listen to these on audio. The reader is great, doing voices and really differentiating the characters. But, since i've seen the movies so many times, it is strange to hear him do Sam as a sort of Scottish commoner. Legolas sounds all light and airy. Boromir sounds bitchy the whole time. that's my only real complaint. i am getting through a little quicker than i would have thought. I do have to say the 30-45 mins drive to and from work is a nice chunk to get through. Now, on to The Two Towers.

I also completed The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory today. Tore through that 750 pages in two days. I really liked it, obviously. Since i've been struggling my last few books (except for Poison Study) it was really nice to be able to power through a really good book. This one has been made into a movie with Scarlett Johansen as Mary Boleyn and Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn. So much stuff happens in this one i don't know how they're going to get it down to just 2 and a half hours or so. Now i have a craving for more historical fiction. i may pick up another by this author as she has several from the time period and they don't seem like they'd have to be read in order.

I did pick up Magic Study and The Mote in God's Eye today from the library today. I'm skipping my fantasy group read for December as it's the second in a series and i don't fee like reading the first one and the second this month. I am still waiting on the theme for november for my classic group so not a choice there. I have a few other books on deck so not sure what i'm going with next.

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