What I read this month

A decent month as far as reading (and listening to books) went.

Noir – Christopher Moore (audio book)
The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind – Jackson Ford

Started and Stopped
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal – Christopher Moore

Savage Sword of Conan compendium

One angle I was concerned about when it came to audiobooks has indeed come to pass: Not only do I have to like the topic and the style of the book I’m listening to, but as an additional aspect, I also have to like (or at least be okay with) how it’s narrated. Which puts even more obstacles in the way of getting through more material than I would otherwise. Sometimes it’s as small a thing as inflection of a certain word or phrase that throws me a bit. As yet, that minor a thing hasn’t caused me to stop listening to an audiobook. But I know for sure that enough of such stuff would make me stop it and move on to something else. Time will tell.

Meanwhile, I’m now committed to getting through the Conan compendium ASAP. I’m genuinely enjoying it, but it does make for a lot of reading — very old school in its verbose set-up and detail in the description boxes — which by nature slows down slow readers like yours truly. And I do still tend to get my day’s reading in before bed, which just puts me to sleep faster, truncating what I may otherwise be able to get through. Plus frankly I just want to get it off my proverbial plate.

Looking forward to what stories October may bring.