Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Lit: Uniquely Portable Magic
Because I clearly have too much time on my hands, I want to know which podcasts do I absolutely need to start downloading (and maybe even listening to)? They don't have to be about books - one of my favorites is Radio Lab. Every time I listen to it, I wish a science teacher had been able to convince me how very cool science is when I was younger!
The Huffington Post loved it and I'm definitely intrigued, particularly having just read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
I've been fighting with NetGalley and Adobe Digital Editions since I got my new computer, trying to get books downloaded onto my Nook. I cannot make it happen. Apple and Nook do not play nicely together. But, silly me, I finally remembered that we have an iPad. Install an app, open NetGalley on the iPad and download the books. So easy. I can't believe how much time I wasted. Now I just have to figure out how to wrest the iPad from The Big Guy's hands! First up, Nancy Horan's (Loving Frank) Under The Wide And Starry Sky for an upcoming TLC Book Tour.
marriage thrillers that will chill you to the bone. Gone Girl, of course, makes the list as does Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, Broken Harbor by Tana French and Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret. Can you think of any they've left out?
Buzzfeed has a list of nine video games based on classic literature including Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. I'm not going to spend any time looking into this but the graphics that accompany this article look like the games were made for the original Nintendo system. Which makes it hard to believe this story is true. Any one know for sure?