Thursday, April 20, 2006

Books

Good topic since I am currently immersed in converting my audiobooks to mp3s.

My favorite author of all time is the late Douglas Adams. The 42 in my various user names is in his honor and my second son is indirectly named for a character in 2 of his books. Derek was going to be named Dirk, for Dirk Gently, but he just didn't look like a 'Dirk' so we named him Derek, which is the name Dirk is derived from.

I have been reading a lot of travel anthologies lately. I just finished A Woman's Europe and am now reading A Woman's Path which is a collection of essays about spiritual travels/pilgrimages made by women around the world. I have "the Best of Travel Writing 2005" waiting to be read next.

I am currently listening to Dave Barry Does Japan on my iPod at the gym & in my car. Next up is 'A Year in the World" by Frances Mayes who also wrote Under the Tuscan Sun. I have both the paperback & the audio of Under the Tuscan Sun. I only listen to unabridged books. Mostly because I tend to listen to books I have already read & I hate it when parts are missing. But Under the Tuscan Sun's audio version could benefit from having the recipes abridged out of it. I have never seen the movie, but from what I have heard it is a different story than the book.

2 comments:

glynis said...

I too LOVE Douglas Adams and I think I've read every Dave Barry book he's ever written!

Meg said...

What a great idea to convert your audiobooks!! Let me know when you put your CDs on EBAY, my dh and I are planning on buying a bunch before we drive cross-country next year!

The Woman's essays sound really interesting, I'm going to go look for them. I always forget about things like that, but I love anthologies. Thanks for sharing!