Thursday, December 27, 2012

Melissa finally does Audiobooks

I was not for audiobooks at first. I found them intimidating and thought that I wouldn't be able to fully grasp the context. I could not figure out how people lived their lives while listening to a book. Nope. However, my logic was flawed. I have been listening to story podcasts for over a year. I only listen to them while doing something else and if I feel like I zoned out or missed something I (dramatic parenthesis) rewind. I am now currently enjoying Happy Accidents as one of 2 of my free audible trial books. I still doubt my ability to listen to a full fiction book on tape but I can listen to people tell me about their lives. I don't know if I'll keep audible but I'm a little more tempted than I was before. Also, I could listen to Jane Lynch tell me about her life for hours...apparently. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor is a really good storyteller. I love it when a fantasy novel can cover non fantasy social problems. Love it. Who Fears Death has humor within the dark and at times violent tale. The flow helps as well. While Onyesonwu can be a frustrating narrator, I still loved her. Her Eshu powers reminded me a bit of Wildseed which was a great feeling. The feeling looked like the following gif.
So happy I finally opened started this book and I regret nothing.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I can't quit you, Dresden

This is a series that annoys me but I keep coming back to read. I enjoy the adventure and the fast pace. For instance, this book opens with the action and then walks you back through the build up. I also a enjoy the rules, the White Council and the jokes. So then what annoys me about this series? Dresden. His 'weakness for a damsel in distress' is supposed to be charming (I guess) but comes across off putting. His police cop Murphy calls him on it frequently (well I'm on the 3rd book so frequently so far) but it feels like this book's version of "You so crazy." I believe this is why I am reading this series as slowly as possible.