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22 August 2009 @ 07:08 pm
reading with my ears  
After our "block party" (what was really a back to school faculty meeting; giving it a different name does not make it more fun...), I drove over to San Antonio. The long hot road trip was made so much easier with this audiobook as company:

I read this book a few weeks ago, so I knew the story. However, there is something about the audio that accentuates the humor. Not that the narrators played it up for yucks. Actually, the delivery was so dead pan that the funny emerged naturally. Two bonus features: chapter one from Book #2 in the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series and Lubar himself reading a short story from INVASION OF THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. Perfect.

I am about halfway through another audiobook and will more than likely wrap it up on the drive home tomorrow. Will blog that later.

As an aside, today was spent teaching my YA lit class here in San Antonio to one of our cohort groups. Loved every minute of it despite nagging headache all day. There is something about getting paid to talk about your passion...

Now, back to some work. I am reading the new Peck, A SEASON OF GIFTS. Another Grandma Dowdel story. Opening is really promising. I love Richard Peck.
Current Location: San Antonio
Current Mood: tired but happy
David Lubardavidlubar on August 23rd, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Cool -- I didn't even know they'd included the short story. I liked how they used a second narrator for the female voices. That was a nice touch.