Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Checking in.


I don't have much to say, I've just been fumbling around here trying to get used to these lenses and battling headaches. It's been a dull and annoying week so far--I really hate not being able to see!

I just wanted to mention this very neat website called Librivox, where you can listen to public domain books being read. I had found it a couple of years ago, but only started using it recently, when I began working my way through Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone for a discussion on the Classic Literature forum at PaperbackSwap. It's a very long book and it's taking me a while to get through it, so sometimes when I'm cooking dinner or mopping the floor or folding laundry, I listen to a chapter or two on Librivox. It's absolutely free (since they're readng public domain books) and the readers are quite good. So if there's a classic you're wanting to hear, they probably have it.

The snow is melting, the sun is out, and it feels like we're back on track for spring. Over and out!

4 comments:

Tracy said...

Seriously? Have you talked to your eye doctor? These aren't new tennies that have to be broken in, they're contacts. It shouldn't be so uncomfortable and your vision certainly shouldn't be impaired.

Mimi said...

Yeouch on the contacts. You are far, far, far braver woman than I.

And, I just was reading a list that included Moonstone, and it caught my eye as I knew there was a discussion brewing

Meadowlark Days said...

Thanks for the tip.

I love the shell prints. And I'm envious of the lily of the valley!

Erica said...

I hope your eyes feel better soon!