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Books, Continental Drift Link Up

Well, here I am on vacation so what better time to talk about books and favourite reads.  I tend to gravitate to fantasy or science fiction but the odd drama or thriller makes it's way to my portfolio now and then. 

Two years ago, when I was at this very resort,  I read Seven Eves by Neal Stephenson. It was a huge book. Luckily it was on my kindle! The thing is an epic  but it's a phenomenal piece of credible science fiction.  It starts set in current times and explores what would happen to the human race if the moon was destroyed.  I would say the ending was less credible and a bit of a disappointment but the story kept me occupied for a total of 6 weeks, including 2 sitting on a sun lounger.  A year later I enjoyed Neal Stephenson's The Rise and Fall of DODO. Again a could be sort of sci-fi. In fact I found it funny as I could relate with corporate life and the idea of health and safety mingled with witches and magic certainly had me smiling.

I've enjoyed the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series as good adventure thrillers. 

As an 18 year old I was absorbed by The Stand from Stephen King. His best story to my mind. 

John Grisham's The Innocent Man intrigued me.  It really got me thinking and shocked me that such injustice could occur. I very much enjoyed that true life drama.  An eye opener. 

Now, what am I currently reading I hear you ask. Well, two books are on the go. On my kindle I've been reading The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness. I've been reading The trilogy for the last 4 weeks at home on my commute. I've had a few pool moments these past 2 weeks with it too. However  I've also explored Audible these past 2 weeks.

A few weeks ago some friends told me how much they enjoy Audible so I thought I'd give it a go. I've signed up for a trial and downloaded Linwood Barclay's No Time to  Say Goodbye. I'm enjoying listening to this thriller on the sunbed on vacation.  It's quite gripped me so I'd read more if his novels for sure.

What do I think of Audible?  Well although it's great to lie back and listen I find the voice and accent not as how I would inflect,  in my head.  That's rather distracting.  I wouldn't say I'm an Audible convert but I can see a place for it in my life,  such as vacations.  If you read my blog on my Alexa you will know that I also see a place for her reading my Kindle to me. 

Whilst on the subject of books, or rather fiction, here is a mini clip of filming I witnessed in London of a new Sci-fi series being broadcast in 2019.  It looks my type of thing doesn't it.  I did ask some crew if it was fantasy sci-fi, given the actors blond hair!  Maybe you could subscribe to my channel whilst you are watching.  

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  1. I loved Stephen Kings The Fog! Like the idea of audible too xx

  2. I am almost finishd with a Jo Nesbo book. I love thrillers. Thanks for inviting me!

  3. I haven't tried Audible yet but I've borrowed books on cd from the library for long car trips so I think I'd like it for that. We've been listening to podcasts on long trips lately.

  4. Your holiday reading sounds idyllic, glad you're relaxing.

    So you ask about Audibles. I subscribed when TP was convalescing three years ago, to get him to sit still! We loved Tom Clancy and Le Carre, then the wrongly cast voices (IMHO) deflected my concentration and I ended up with a huge amount of credits. Be warned - you cancel, you lose your credits.
    So I've been trying to use them up with things like The Naughtiest Girl and Ratburger - yes, audible is ideal for those school holiday downtime slots between returning exhausted after a day of rockpooling/swimming and pick up time!

    Well, you DID ask!
    Hugs, x.

  5. I've never tried an audible book. It could be nice for when your eyes are tired, but I'm not sure!!

  6. Hi, I just linked up on your blog. My youngest gave me one free audible book-it's how I read or listened to the first Game of Thrones book. I think it's pretty expensive so probably won't make a habit of it. But, it is nice to listen to something when I'm sewing. I run through my podcasts pretty fast so I'm not sure what I am going to do but I also need to see about joining the library system in the next county because I think they have books I could listen to and wouldn't be as expensive as Audible---we'll see. Take care xoxo Terri

  7. Thank you for the link up Anna!

  8. I really need to start listening to audio books or podcasts. I like to have the "news" on while working indoors, but sometimes the bias of the news gets to be too much and makes me depressed. I need an alternative! TFS!


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