Design by Amber of Shelf Notes
Author Interaction:My recent favourite moment was when Marie Force, author of a series that I really enjoy tweeted me, after she had obviously been to my blog and read my review of her latest book in the Fatal series - Fatal Jeopardy. I had said that the book was short! It sure felt like it, I read it so quickly.
@theBookDate Thank you! I LOL at the Fatal books being "short." They are 100,000 words. :-)I have interacted with a few authors by email, but generally I haven't interacted that much. I will be looking forward to reading other bloggers' tips about this.
— Marie Force (@marieforce) May 6, 2014
More Than Just Words
I really enjoy listening to audiobooks, I find that many a book is enhanced by listening to it in audio. Sometimes even a book that might be ho hum if I merely read it, is brought alive by a narrator. However on the other side of the coin, sometimes a narrator can totally ruin a book. If I love the author I wait until there are reviews up, and then I can gauge what others are saying. There are reviewers out there that I trust.
Books that I have enjoyed in the last year in audio format are:
A series I have read and listened to almost all the audiobooks in it is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. The narrator Davina Porter is outstanding and brings the books alive with each character having their own voice.
It will be interesting to see the TV series of the first book. Well it might be, no New Zealand TV company has bought the series yet. Laggards. Australia SoHo TV is to be congratulated they were early in on the scene as was the USA.