What I’m Reading – 8 Jan 2018
It was hard to get away from news about Oprah’s speech at the Golden Globes last night and her possible interest in running for president, but I managed it! Here’s what I’m reading today:
- The Rise of the Bro Tortoise by Sam Muka on Scientific American. – I love it when science is put into terms I can actually understand.
- Great Barrier Reef: rising temperatures turning green sea turtles female by Helen Davidson on The Guardian.
- Crumbling Congo: the making of a humanitarian emergency on IRIN. – A good intro to the country’s troubles, including a compilation of articles and a timeline.
- Teen Dating Violence: A Wisconsin Public Health Crisis by Tim Morrissey on Public News Service.
- From “life support” to collaborative partnership: A local/global view of academic libraries in South Africa by Reggie Raju on College and Research Libraries News
I’m still making my way through Call Me By Your Name and Homegoing – although I should specify that I am listening to Homegoing on my massive commute each day.
I do enjoy a good narrator for an audiobook. Homegoing is narrated by Dominic Hoffman who does an excellent job changing his voice a bit depending on the character. He has a deep, commanding voice. I also enjoyed Ari Fliakos, who narrated The Nix. Just the way he read it made it funny.
What about that Casey Affleck? While we know he has troubles keeping his hands to himself, he also is no good at book reading. He took The Jungle, an otherwise already gross book, and made it much, much worse. His pronunciations are a bit lacking.
What are your favorite audiobooks?
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