I’ll start where I am: listening to Goldfinger by Ian Fleming as narrated by Simon Vance. I’m listening to it as part of the Shaken, Not Stirred audiobook challenge, with a discussion to take place on Twitter this Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time followed by the movie Goldfinger. Vance does Bond quite well, but I learned with my first audiobook, Dr. No., in November that I’m not quite as enamored with his female voices. However, it’s not enough to stop me from listening because he does Bond so well and the story itself is engaging enough to continue. Vance also brings out the humor that I think would be lost if I was reading the print edition.
This past Sunday, in the process of talking with a friend, I realized I had forgotten to continue a series he had started me on and immediately ordered the next two in the series that I didn’t have. The series is by Ruth Downie and centers around Roman army medic Gaius Petreius Ruso. I already have read the first two, Medicus and Terra Incognita, but since have forgotten about the series. To correct that, while I was on the phone with my friend, I downloaded the next two: Persona Non Grata and Caveat Emptor to my Nook.
He also talked me into downloading one other book, My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy by Nora Titone. Instead of explain it, I’ll let you browse inside the book for yourself.
Finally, he mentioned two other books to add to my ever-expanding TBR list, one which our library has, the other which it doesn’t. The one it has is The Bridge Over The River Kwai by Pierre Boulle, which I had seen as the movie, but didn’t know it was a book. The other that the library doesn’t have is The Horse’s Mouth by Joyce Cary, another book which was made into a movie, this one starring Alec Guinness.
Of course, who knows when I’ll get to any of these? I already am reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes Vol. 2 during my lunch hours, have started Cover Her Face by P.D. James, the first in the Adam Dalgliesh series, and am listening to Goldfinger. Plus all of my other plans.
Any series that you’ve forgotten about that you need to return to? Of course, if you’ve forgotten them, how do you know you need to return to them? 😉