Saturday, September 27, 2014

AudioBooks: The Quicker Way to Read Without Cheating

I love books and I work in a library, but like most people I don't have all the time I want to read. My list of want-to reads have piled up in little stacks of paper on my desk and books I've purchased on my bookshelf. And then all of the classics I want to re-read.

I thought I would never get around to reading them. Then, I realized that I spend a lot of time driving in the car, listening to the same songs on the same radio stations. And, at work everyday, I check out audiobooks, books on CD, to patrons of all ages.

Now in the last few weeks, I've checked out and read:

The Bell Jar - I'm going to have to buy, to have and to hold
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West - A good read, I like it better than the Wizard of Oz.
Son of a Witch - As good as the first book.
Fangirl - Nostalgic for me, who used to read fanfiction. It has a crazy, writer main character who doesn't get into the party in college-life.
The Valley of Amazement - Literary use of flowers as sexual organs will stay with me for years.
The Bonesetter's Daughter - Not my favorite Amy Tan book

And it counts! I hear the whole story, unabridged, and it's not cheating! I wish I had realized this in college and high school. It makes scrubbing the floor and driving to work a lot more interesting and I feel more productive.

Next up: 
A Lion Among Men

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Hawaii Freelance Writer!

Sorry, everyone!

I have recently been working with several magazines, writing freelance articles for Hawaii! Hooray! I plan to use the money to go to Thailand in the spring. Fingers crossed. Please check out those articles. There's four short ones in Ke Ola Magazine (September issue) and there will be one long one in Ke Ola (November) and a medium sized one in Hawaii Business Magazine (November issue).

I have also been busy this summer making films for Na Leo 'O Hawaii community TV channel. You can check those out on my YouTube page.

And last but not least, my siblings visited me over the summer! It's been great and it has been busy. I'll get back on track soon.

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