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.


parenting ad absurdum said...

Oh, i love David Sedaris - I'll have to pick that up!! I've never heard him read.

Sue Jackson said...

That's funny - I've only listened to Sedaris on audio, never read him! He reads his own essays wonderfully. This collection is a bit odd. Two of the stories - ones about his own past - were classic Sedaris and I loved them; others were mostly just disturbing. But the first essay - Santaland - is worth it.