Turn Around Bright Eyes :: An Audio Book

Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love & Karaoke by Rob Sheffield An Audio Book Review Listen to an Excerpt here “What I get out of karaoke is a little weirder than mere musical competence. It's a love ritual that keeps me coming back, craving more, because this is where the songs are. And the songs …

My Weekly Top Ten :: The Week of October 21

1. Books and Nachos Podcast I have a significantly long commute to and from work in which I combat the horror of Los Angeles freeway traffic with playlists, audio books, and my new addition/addiction, podcasts. I am new to the podcast world, or at least to the auditory enjoyment of them (I have known of …

The Beginning of Everything :: An Audio Book Review

The Beginning of Everything :: Robyn Schneider An Audio Book Review Listen to an excerpt here "Sometimes I think that everyone has a tragedy waiting for them, that the people buying milk in their pajamas or picking their noses at stoplights could be only moments away from disaster. That everyone's life, no matter how unremarkable, …

Middlesex :: An Audio Book Review

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides An Audio Book Review Listen to an Excerpt here “Emotions, in my experience, aren't covered by single words. I don't believe in "sadness," "joy," or "regret." Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is that it oversimplifies feeling. I'd like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic …

In the Pleasure Groove – Love, Death and Duran Duran :: An Audio Book Review

In the Pleasure Groove - Love, Death and Duran Duran (2012) by Nigel John Taylor (written with Tom Sykes) An Audio Book Review Listen to an excerpt here “This was a fantastic moment for hair color, as the Crazy Color and Manic Panic hair-dye brands had been launched the previous year and had definitely helped …

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham :: An Audio Book Review

  Someday, Someday, Maybe (2013) by Lauren Graham An Audio Book Review Listen to an excerpt here “You may be sensitive inside, but what I see on the outside is a soldier.” Lauren Graham is on my list of favorite people, in the "people I don't know" category, mainly due to the roles she has …