Things I’ll Never Say: Book Edition

Alice grabbing a book on her way to wonderland

Today’s Top 10 Tuesday is a Freebie so I put together a list of all the book related things I have never said or on the off chance I have I’ve said it to people who darned well knew I didn’t mean it!

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The Execution Kills the Emotion



By: Anna Burns

Grade: C

Milkman is the second of the Man Booker Long-Listed Books that I picked up and much like Sabrina I just don’t think this one was for me. Although on this one I have to say based on execution that may be true for a lot of people.

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Books, Movies, Other

Contemplating Changing Opinions & Blogging Life

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So at the end of September I will have had this blog for 4 years. I was looking back over old posts to see if my opinions had changed about anything. I reread a couple of books I’ve loved in the past. I rewatched a bunch of movies. Probably the big one this year I’ve tried the whole audio book thing again.

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My Year Trying Audio Books

So this year for the first time I decided to give audio books a whirl. Generally speaking watching Booktubers and such that’s how a lot of people seem to get so much reading done and they tend to rave about the ease of audio books.

Not the case for me. I tried several this year and while I wound up liking the books (usually) I think audio books were a big fat fail for me.

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First Ever Audio Book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Lewis Carroll

Performed by: Scarlett Johansson

Grade: A-

So despite how much I read I have never tried an audio book before for a lot of different reasons but mainly:

A.) My mind wanders at the drop of a hat.

B.) I’m a completely paranoid person and don’t listen to anything when I’m hiking/walking.

C.) They can get pretty pricey and  I tend to get addicted to buying stuff, especially stuff concerning books…

But Amazon has the Audible program which was offering a thirty-day free trial and two free books. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was kind of cheating because I’m familiar with the story. I love the story! But it was Black Widow performing it so I was like count me in!

Overall I enjoyed the experience. The reading started off very good as a matter of fact. I was impressed by how different the voices sounded and what a good job she was doing. But I have to admit I started wandering a bit at the hour and a half mark and the voices started running together. I’m not sure if it was because I’m familiar with the story…

We shall see as I chose my second book. Still, if you like Alice and/ or Scarlett Johansson this is a fun one and it might be very good for kids to as she does have a super soothing voice.

I’m still familiarizing myself with the Audible program but the download was very fast, the production clear. Mine renews at $14.95 a month and apparently every month it does you get a free credit for a book. So I’m going to check into that deeper and then try a second book and go from there.

Recommend: Yes. All things considered it was a freebie for me but honestly, I think I still would have purchased it in the end.