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reading with my ears again

As I listen to different books I have been pondering response as an issue. I talked a little about this in a post a few days ago with LITTLE BROTHER. Today, I listened to HATE THAT CAT by Sharon Creech (HarperAudio, 2008).






I read this lovely book in ARC some time ago and loved it. I have also heard Sharon Creech read from the book. Maybe that is why I did not enjoy this audio version read by Scott Wolf? He seemed to speak in exclamation points and to read the text as it appears on the page and not, I think, as Creech would have us hear it since it is a novel in verse. That's a tricky thing. The other sticky wicket here was his reading the concrete poem about an overstuffed yellow chair. Sorry, that does not translate at all in audio. So, I think this is one to read with the eyes and not with the ears.

The family is finally giving me some cake and ice cream for my b-day which was last week. I complained that I did not even get to go out for a b-day dinner since I was in Iowa. So, hubby took the hint and brought home cake and ice cream. Should be interesting to see his selections.

Despite a raging case of laryngitis from speaking all day yesterday with my cold, I managed to give an interview on the phone with a Chicago journalist. Cannot wait to see how I can be misquoted this time.
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