Hey, there! I don’t have as many new random books I’ve bought as I have the last couple of similar posts, but here’s my new additions to my library. I couldn’t help but notice this really illustrates my interests right now. Several of them have been on my TBR list:
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Happy Easter! Do you remember your earliest Easter memories from when you were a kid? I remember one of mine is listening to a dramatized version of the death, burial, and resurrection story of Christ being played on the radio on Good Friday. It was a departure from the norm (usually it was a music station). The solemnity of the event came across very clear to my mind. It felt like I was actually listening in on the true events as they were happening. I couldn’t have been more than 6 at the time.
Audio dramatizations can have such an impact on our lives, especially children. I came across this blog post from Audio Theatre Central listing a bunch of religious, Easter-themed audio dramas for families to enjoy and links to be able to purchase them from Amazon. I have listened to a couple of them and I have to say that Ben-Hur is my favorite! Do you have any others you would add to the list?
Enjoy your weekend!
Chris Fabry did a recent program with past recordings of Christmas stories narrated by Mike Kellogg. I thought I’d post it here for us to enjoy together.
I hope everyone has had a profitable day! I did, but it was also hot and exhausting and a lot of things didn’t go very well. But nothing a little ice cream didn’t fix, and then I turned on BBC Radio 3’s program “Words and Music” where they did an episode dedicated to the theme of Clouds. What a relaxing, soothing way to spend an evening! I really hope you get a chance to listen to it before it expires. You’ll enjoy music from Ralph Vaughan Williams and Perry Como, and narrators Simon Russell Beale and Adjoa Andoh read pieces (mainly poetry) from Emily Dickinson and Wordsworth. I particularly enjoyed “Cloudburst,” by Eric Whitacre, Claude Debussy, and a poem called “Clouds,” by William Sharp. Some parts of this program could bring one to tears, it is so heavenly and featherlight…
Greetings! This recent collection of short audio stories were catalogued into the Librivox system and I thought I’d share since I read one short section (72). My particular two fables were poems called ‘The Maiden’ and ‘The Wishes.’ I felt pretty good about them, but there are many other fine readers on the collection. Poems are always interesting and sometimes more fun to listen to than read in silence.
I don’t know about your part of the country or world, but where I live the book season has begun in earnest. As a result, I have two teetering piles of books to share with you! I have now run out of space on my 1 1/2 bookcases, have books in storage, and have organized piles around my small bedroom, so I don’t know where I’m going to go with these. But as I recently told my hairdresser: I know I have a problem, but I don’t intend to fix it. Besides, I comfort myself with the fact that if it’s books, it’s not hoarding. I’ve been collecting them in a pile until I created a post here to process them, so I’d forgotten about some of them until I rediscovered them this evening. It’s like Christmas twice! 😀
“Imaginotions: Truthless Tales,” by Tudor Jenks has lately released on Librivox! This collection of interesting short stories are not necessarily children’s stories, and not all have an obvious moral. But I enjoyed reading two of them, in partnership with other volunteer readers. The two I narrated were (14) Professor Chipmunk’s Surprising Adventure, and (19) The Statue. I loved coming up with different voices for man and furry animals! 🙂