Great Expectations on Audible
2017 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

On this day 205 years ago, one of our most famous English authors of all time was born: Charles Dickens. It just so happens that I'm teaching his novel Great Expectations to my students this month, so naturally we had a little birthday celebration for Mr. Dickens--the man, the myth, the legend (*cue massive eye roll from… Continue reading Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Finding Good Books: Audible
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Finding Good Books: Audible

Tonight I’m continuing my latest series on finding good books. Last week, I shared my tips for finding books from booksellers--whether from a brick and mortar store or an online retailer like Amazon. This week, I’m sharing a few tips for finding great audiobooks as well as my top five audiobooks of all time. I… Continue reading Finding Good Books: Audible

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Update: Audible Pros and Cons

A while ago I wrote a post about Audible, Amazon's audiobook service. It turns out that particular post has been one of my most popular here on the blog, so I thought I would update that to include some more recent opinions. Let's start by reviewing the basics. Audible is one of the top Audiobook platforms around.… Continue reading Update: Audible Pros and Cons

2016 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews, Reading Tips, Uncategorized

All Things Potter

It's Saturday, and I've been away on a retreat with my students, so today was filled with a lot of napping. Tonight I'll have to buckle down and work on some of my grad school assignments, but first I thought I'd catch up on the blog! This evening I have two Harry Potter-related items to… Continue reading All Things Potter

2016 Books, Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Pride and Prejudice 

   There isn't much that can be done to improve Jane Austen's best known novel; it is perfectly charming and funny on its own. That being said, this audiobook version, performed by Rosamind Pike, somehow manages to make Pride and Prejudice come to life in a remarkable way. Sometimes audiobooks are questionable because they involve the… Continue reading Pride and Prejudice