Friday, September 21, 2012

known cliffhangers - the re-reader's delight

INC dress, Macy's
chambray pullover, from Mom
Hemera charm bracelet, Cutey, won in giveaway from Bonjour Gazel
necklace, Seattle artisan
wood and turquoise bracelet, InPink

     Rainy days seem to make me reach for bright colors and animal prints in particular. Evidence? I wore my long-neglected snake print dress the other day. This dress is just about perfect for library work ... the skirt is long enough that I can sit in a chair to read aloud to a class sitting on the carpet without worrying about flashing anyone, and the colors are cheerful.

    
      One of the (many) pleasant things about my practicum is that the commute is pretty quick and easy, but long enough that I decided to borrow an audiobook to listen to along the way. I still much prefer to interact with my books via the printed page, but it's been interesting to revisit a childhood favorite via CD. I'm listening right now to an unabridged version of "A Wrinkle in Time." The most amazing part is that it's read by Madeleine L'Engle herself. (Book nerd moment of awed silence). It's fascinating to hear how she translates her printed word into spoken words, and how she voices different characters. I've actually been looking forward to today's drive all week, because the last time I stopped the audiotape, Calvin, Meg and Charles Wallace had been sent to Camazotz. They had just seen the creepily conformist kids there when I had to stop the CD. Yes, I read this book over and over as a child, but I'm still sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to hear what happens next ...

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I need to check out that audio book!

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  2. Whoa...read by Madeleine L'Engle herself? Omg, I think I need to go get it.

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  3. I so wanted to be Meg when I was a kid. She was both awesome and felt exactly the same sort of way about life that I did.

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  4. Ashley - I stumbled upon it by chance at the public library. Definitely worth looking up! :)

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  5. Carol - L'Engle was one of my favorite authors as a kid, so it's exciting to hear her reading one of her best-known books. Now I'm excited about finding and listening to other author-read works ... :)

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  6. Erin - I love Meg, too, and I love that while she has very different talents from Charles Wallace, she's really the heart of the novel. :)

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