IS LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS THE SAME AS READING? – Marilyn Armstrong

Responding to: Open Book Blog Hop – Are audiobooks considered reading? I got addicted to audiobooks while I was commuting to work. There were periods when I was driving as much as 5 hours a day -- just to get back and forth to work. Living in Massachusetts, even when the distances aren't huge, the traffic … Continue reading IS LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS THE SAME AS READING? – Marilyn Armstrong

TOO MANY BOOKS TO READ BEFORE I SLEEP – Marilyn Armstrong

Half a dozen times during the past few months, I've seen the sunrise and heard the birds wake and sing the morning in. I have sometimes gotten up very early to see the sunrise and take pictures. It is the thing I do that is most "me." I am awake into the early hours because … Continue reading TOO MANY BOOKS TO READ BEFORE I SLEEP – Marilyn Armstrong

THE BOOK WORLD AND MEMORIES THEREOF – Marilyn Armstrong

I usually say I wouldn't want to ever work again, but I got to thinking about that. I realized if I could get back my job as an editor at Doubleday? I'd do it in a heartbeat. How many jobs give you unlimited sick days, two-hour lunches, and require you to read sleazy novels during … Continue reading THE BOOK WORLD AND MEMORIES THEREOF – Marilyn Armstrong

BUSING FAILED. IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SAY SO – Marilyn Armstrong

Watching the Democratic riots (aka "debates")  the other night, I was surprised that Biden didn't tell the real truth about busing. Because this is a subject with which we are intimately familiar here. Garry covered Boston's busing crises and has an Emmy for his work. He interviewed white families, black families, every family. He interviewed … Continue reading BUSING FAILED. IT’S ABOUT TIME WE SAY SO – Marilyn Armstrong

WHAT DO YOU READ? – Marilyn Armstrong

So let's say you’re at the airport. Your flight is delayed for six more hours, and none of your electronic devices are working. Out of juice and all the plugs are taken ... and there's no free wi-fi. Oh no! How can you pass the time? Those chairs are too uncomfortable for sleep and you're … Continue reading WHAT DO YOU READ? – Marilyn Armstrong

EFFORT OR DOING IT THE HARD WAY – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Saturday: EFFORT As one of those people who has usually found an "easy" or at least "easier" way to do things, I've noticed as the year advanced, there are no more easy ways. The shortcuts don't seem to work anymore and one is left with effort, or as I call it, doing it the … Continue reading EFFORT OR DOING IT THE HARD WAY – Marilyn Armstrong

READING THE SERIES AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong

Many of my favorite authors aren't writing much these days. In some cases, like Jim Butcher, they seem to be trying to figure out where to go with the series. In others, they ended a series and haven't quite found another that works. Yet. And some of them are getting on in years and aren't … Continue reading READING THE SERIES AGAIN – Marilyn Armstrong