Life in Books: 2018

This year, I created some prompts of my own … without looking at my booklist to cheat, either. If you’re curious about other LibriVoxers, they’ll be answering over in the forum, and if you want to play, just post to the comments with a list or link. ยป 2018 was a year I’d sum up… Read more »

Life in Books: 2015

Borrowing questions from Bruce the Gargoyle, here’s a summary of 2015, using only the titles of books I read in the year. All in all, I would describe last year as being: Small Victories I could have cried when: Men Explain Things To Me I would love to have some respite from: The Time Paradox… Read more »

Life in books: 2013

Borrowing a wonderful meme from Catherine, and struggling a little because I’ve not read all that much this year … The rules: Using only books you have read this year, answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. Describe yourself: Our Little English Cousin (by Blanche McManus) How do you feel: The Comfort… Read more »

Random update

This has not been much of a year for recording, I am very sad to say. I do have a book fully narrated: dear, feisty Mrs Seacole is just waiting for me to have time to edit her Wonderful Adventures (as a Creole nurse in the Crimea, amongst other things.) And there are some other… Read more »

Whispering Willows

I have awfully random ideas from time to time. Last October I was grabbed by a particularly odd one. I’d been having a little trouble sleeping and so went searching for solutions. Amongst well-meaning lectures about not drinking caffeine after noon (no, really?!) and advice about room lighting levels were some fascinating YouTube relaxation videos…. Read more »

LibriVox and Pinterest

So, I kept bumping into mentions of Pinterest pretty much *everywhere* I went online, and signed up to have a play for myself. About two minutes later, I realised I didn’t have any ideas of what I wanted to do personally, but wouldn’t it be cool to have a pinned board full of dog memoir… Read more »

The Beauty of Books (Scottish-style)

In Scotland, an inspired artist has been creating wonderful paper sculptures since March, as presents for libraries, cinemas, storytelling centres, and at the Edinburgh Book Festival. It’s all a bit wonderful — well worth a read through this well-illustrated, frequently-updated blog-post, at this point on the internet. I would advise not clicking through to the… Read more »

Twistr – a little tongue warm-up tool

I’ve been unable to record for more than a week, while a perfectly average-looking cold took out the best part of my voice and left me with an depressingly-unsultry growl. So, I’ve been grumping around the house being largely unproductive. A shining exception to this was putting together a web page to pop up tongue… Read more »