My LibriVox recordings & my reading journal (solo Litblog).

“Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People” by Charles Dickens

LibriVox logoSketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) in 1836 accompanied by illustrations by George Cruikshank. It consists of 56 passages divided into four sections: “Our Parish”, “Scenes”, “Characters”, and “Tales”. Of these, only the last contains fiction. (Summary by Wikipedia)

My contributions to this collaborative effort are:-
“36 – Characters 4: Miss Evans and the Eagle” http://www.archive.org/download/sketches_boz_1007_librivox/sketchesbyboz_36_dickens_64kb.mp3″Running time=12m 55s (mp3@64kb)

“37 – Characters 5: The Parlour Orator” http://www.archive.org/download/sketches_boz_1007_librivox/sketchesbyboz_37_dickens_64kb.mp3″Running time=14m 33s (mp3@64kb)

“38 – Characters 6: The Hospital Patient”Running time=11m (mp3@64kb)

This way to the download locations & the book text…


Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


Series : 1st book in the Twilight saga

Genre : Juvenile Fiction

Overview :

Deeply sensuous and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife-between desire and danger.

New year = new book, new genre. So what if it’s juvenile fiction, it’s got vampires. My interest is piqued regardless of the movie (which I have seen but will not be commenting on in this blog)

Will have some notes on chapter 1 as and when. Presuming I can force myself to stop reading the same paragraph over and over and…can focus, will focus!