Today I’ll be continuing Cover Her Face, the first Adam Dalgliesh mystery, by P.D. James. This past week, I finished my second book of the year, Goldfinger by Ian Fleming as narrated by Simon Vance. I listened to it as part of the Shaken, Not Stirred audiobook challenge, and took part in a Twitter discussion last night on it before the group watched the movie of the same name, continuing the discussion.
I would have participated too in that discussion, but the disc that Netlfix sent me had a crack in it, so I was unable to do so. Appropriately to an audiobook challenge, I guess, I did “listen in” to the conversation and added a few tweets to the chat. It was interesting to hear the insight of Vance himself, who participates in the Twitter discussions, on the movies. Not only does he embody Bond in voice, but also he knows Bond in whatever format he can be found: books, audiobooks, movies. I wouldn’t have been surprised if we had asked him a question about songs used in Bond movies, he could have told us that too.
Looking back at the week on the blog:
- I added a few books to my TBR pile, thanks to a phone conversation with a friend.
- I paid tribute to Etta James, who died on Friday, and Martin Luther King, Jr. whose day we celebrated Monday with two posts: one semi-personal and one on music associated with him.
- I also reflected on how I’m doing with “that eating frogs thing.”
One last note before I go: after a few of you mentioned it last week, I joined FictFact to keep track of all the series I’m reading, have read or would like to read. So far, I have 77 series with 317 books read. If you’d like to connect there, my username is…and this might shock you…unfinishedperson.
So how did you do this past week with your reading? What are you planning to read today and/or later this week? As for later in the week, I plan on continuing with The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 2 during my lunch/dinner hours at work and starting either Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier or The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø, the first in the Harry Hole series.