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Words & Music: ~Clouds~

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…

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Posted by on June 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Recent Librivox addition: Fables

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.

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2017 in LibriVox

 

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The Fun Begins! (Random Book Post)

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!  😀

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Book Shopping

 

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Librivox: “Imaginotions” short stories

“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!  🙂

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2017 in LibriVox

 

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Words & Music: Mirrors and Reflections

ef2ec994a6f611d76ed3ed046c7ed97cI’ve just listened to a beautiful program from Words & Music on this (for me) quiet November afternoon.  If you enjoy good music and the wonderful sound of words, this program will be your cup of autumnal tea.  Henry Goodman and Lisa Dillon are the narrators for this particular episode, and I particular liked the liquid, alto voice of Dillon.  Authors and poets read from include Sylvia Plath, Lewis Carroll, and Thomas Hardy.  Music ranges from Haydn to Benjamin Britten.  I especially liked the poem, “Lady at the Mirror,” by Rainer Maria Rilke.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Summer (Used) Book Gems

It’s time for another round of show and tell concerning the random used books I found during the summer!

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2016 in Book Shopping

 

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Random Book Finds

Hello, all!  Keeping busy this summer?  I’ve been running around the past few weeks garage saling like mad, and have come across several good book finds I thought I’d share with you.  These were all books that I either have read, or had jotted down in my To Read Notebook.  I was even fortunate to find a complete series!

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2016 in Book Shopping

 

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