Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday: Audio Books

Somehow, when I was writing my Monday post this morning, I completely forgot about audio books!  So, in addition to what we read last week:
  • I listened to David Sedaris' essay collection, Holidays on Ice.  Not your typical Hallmark Channel-style holiday fare, but I really like Sedaris.  A couple of these essays were hilarious, and I love listening to him read them himself.
  • During our trip this weekend, our family listened to A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata, a riveting novel for middle-grade readers (though we thought it definitely more appropriate for older kids/teens) about a young boy who's training to be an elephant handler, living in Vietnam during the war.  We're not quite finished, but it's been excellent so far.


  1. I read Holidays on Ice last year and thought a couple of the essays were hysterical, but I wasn't crazy about most of them.

  2. I like your audio books post - I usually have three going at a time (IPOD, kitchen CD player for while I am cooking, and car) I am always interested in new titles and good audio narrators.

  3. Julie - Same here! A couple were really disturbing (though I know that was his intention). More in my upcoming review...

    Sheila - I like to listen while I cook, too! Either audio books or podcasts (there are some awesome book podcasts out there).