SUNDAY POST: A Matter of Coincidence

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.

Kimba The Sunday Post

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)

FRIDAY May 15 ONE GOOD EARL DESERVES A LOVER: Girls Who Wear Glasses (Audio)

 

 New graphics!

Coming Up:

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

 

Weirdness:

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.

 

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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?

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DO YOU EVER NOTICE THESE THEMATIC COINCIDENCES?