Today, I am again taking part in THE SUNDAY POST from The Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a highlight of my blogging week!. I hope you’ll check out THE CAFFEINATED REVIEWER ‘s link up and maybe, after hanging out with me, you’ll cruise around and find some other great blogs.
The weekend saw a bunch of yard work, but with cooler and rainier week I was all caught up. We are storing some stuff for our “adopted” kids from the local college and I was moving stuff around for them. And I planted a couple of pots of herbs.
We watched a funny, but maligned movie, MORTDECAI with Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ewan MacGregor. The plot was somewhat slapstick, but Johnny Depp was, as always, amazing. We also watched FIFTY SHADES. I thought three things:
- The sexy times were not “hot” in the way reading erotica is “hot”
- Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan both did really good jobs with the parts
- The Screenplay was better written than the book, but I liked the sexy times in the book more.
Other than a couple of doctor appointments so far this has been a smooth week with just one small injury carrying boxes.
I was participating in the mini-Blog ahead from Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup, and while I was casual about it I am now farther ahead than I have been for a while. So, it was successful.
I am rather addicted to audio books and am using several resources to get them. I have gotten so much done. With an endless supply of the things think how much work I could do!
Penguin Random House Audio asked me to share with you some behind the scenes video of the creation of an audio book in this case a posthumously published story from Louis L’Amour which takes place in Malaysia — not his usual venue! That’s why I thought it was interesting —It’s kind of like changing from PNR to COntemprary Rock & ROll ROmance! It is probably perfect for Father’s Day. Here’s what they say about it:
THE DIAMOND OF JERU is a full cast audio dramatization of a gritty adventure tale set in the jungles of Borneo during the 1950s. The story (about an American expat hired for a dangerous expedition to track down a rare gem) was discovered after 40 years in storage following L’Amour’s death, and the completed audio project has been a nearly 10-year labor of love for producer Beau L’Amour (Louis’s son). Hundreds of hours were spent collecting and recording authentic sound effects, and with original music and a 21-person cast, the result is a cinematic listening experience.
Louis L’Amour’s The Diamond of Jeru, a Dramatized Audiobook
Directing Louis L’Amour’s The Diamond of Jeru Dramatized Audiobook
Creating a Louis L’Amour Dramatized Audiobook
On the blog last week:
MONDAY May 11 Outlander Recap Episode 114: THE SEARCH
TUESDAY May 12 ROCK ADDICTION by Nalini Singh, Audio Review
WEDNESDAY May 13 ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND SCANDAL! by Caroline Linden
THURSDAY MAY 14 A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD: On the Ordinary Family (Audio)
There’s been a lot of talk about yesterday’s episode of OUTLANDER. If you have read the book you know it is going to be disturbing. I have heard it is groundbreaking (I am writing on Wednesday), and disturbing. I will look at it in detail tomorrow — if it didn’t cause extreme psychological distress. If it did I am probably huddled in a corner.
Monday May 18 OUTLANDER Recap Episode 115
TUESDAY May 19 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S ROMP by Katie MacAlister with GIVEAWAY
WEDNESDAY May 20 ALL OF ME The first book in Jenn Bernard’s new series
THURSDAY MAY 21 THE BAD MISS BENNET: Lydia’s Lament (Audio)
FRIDAY MAY 22 A GOOD RAKE IS HARD TO FIND
Have you ever noticed that weeks where you don’t feel like you have accomplished anything you also don’t have a lot of extra time. I have felt that way all this week. I haven’t really toured around a lot of other online places.
I have noticed a strange phenomenon: themes in books tend to, …, clump. For example, I read THE ROSIE PROJECT which deals with a character with Aspergers, then I began another with a character with Aspergers. Then the week before I listened to two books, one after the other, about deaths of brothers in curricle accidents. In that case, one of the women was a “blue stocking,” something that also comes up in two other books I’ve read lately. I used to chalk it up to my reading a lot of Paranormal or Regency, but that is especially not the case with the Aspergers theme. Are there mysterious forces at work?
DO YOU EVER NOTICE THESE THEMATIC COINCIDENCES?