I realize that my most recent post was a bit of a downer. Mind you, I didn’t think of it in those terms but I can certainly understand why a reader might have felt that way. The reason I don’t consider it to be a downer is that I was merely expressing the reality or the facts of my situation. It is one of those ‘it is what it is’ type of things.
September has arrived. If you read my previous entry, you might recall that I mentioned this month as being the least favorite month of the year for me.
This came up in a recent conversation I had with a friend who has his own struggles with anxiety and depression. I pointed out that it would probably surprise a great many of my closest friends to know that September is my least favorite month because there are things that on paper should make September a month I look forward to each year. But despite those reasons I am about to list, it has never been true.
Well, my very much neglected blog, I figured the time was right for me to write. There has been a lot going on this summer and it seems as though a post catching everyone up is in order. I’m not taking these events in chronological order or even order of importance, just laying it all out.
It has been far too long since I have written anything. I know this because Facebook helpfully pointed it out. In truth, I actually didn’t need any help from any website because I was already well aware of the fact.
I used to write posts after each new episode of Talking Audiobooks was released but I stopped doing even that much. There are two reasons for this, I will let you decide which is the largest factor. The first is that I didn’t write one for one of the episodes and then that trend continued and before long I was out of the habit and way behind. The second reason is that I felt like they were becoming a bit repetitive and I didn’t have much to say. They were all fun, they all went smoothly (for the most part) and I was happy with each interview. You only need to read that a couple of times before it becomes old news.
This week’s episode of Talking Audiobooks features a chat I had with audiobook narrator Mark Kamish.
This episode is a good illustration of how I sometimes end up picking my guests. I’ve said before that I tend to give priority to those individuals who reach out to me and ask if they can be on the podcast. Them reaching out to me lets me know that they would be excited and enthusiastic guests and that’s most important.
But I do ask people to come on the show and Mark was someone that I asked. How did it come about that I asked Mark? Keep reading to find out.
This week’s Podcast Plus is a bit late but it covers episode 3.02 which is my chat with audiobook narrator Rich Miller. This comes on the heels of My appearance on his podcast, The Audiobook Speakeasy, last Sunday/Monday. It is the crossover event of 2018 at least so far. I mean, how many other crossover events have their been this year?
Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury has dominated a lot of the political discussion this month. The book was released on January 5 in part because the White House’s attemptat getting the release stopped entirely resulted in the date being moved up from January 9. The book has been a top the best seller charts ever since then and ran through it’s initial print runs easily.
The nice thing about the audiobook is that you don’t have to worry about it being temporarily out of stock when you try to order it. But why order the audiobook when you have a chance to win one of 5 copies?
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Rich Miller for a chat on his podcast, The Audiobook Speakeasy. My episode is available now for your enjoyment. This was a lot of fun to do and I promise next time I will have a more appropriate drink for the atmosphere.
Rich is going to be my guest on this coming Friday’s episode of Talking Audiobooks and I will have a behind the scenes look at both episodes in this week’s edition of Podcast Plus.
Season 3 of Talking Audiobooks is back and a lot has changed. For one thing we have a newly redesigned website which you can check out at the link provided. We also have a new app which you can use to listen to the podcast and register to join our community and to have your name automatically entered into every giveaway we make available.
There it is, our season 3 premier promo. This episode is going to be a lot of fun as Harmon and Jeff were both fantastic guests. If you love Audiobooks you’ll enjoy this one because it is going to be much longer than some audiobooks.
I spent New Year’s Eve alone, working on my audiobook spreadsheet. In some ways, it is the most Casey thing I could have possibly done to ring in 2018. In another way it was a huge disappointment. I actually felt pretty festive this year which is the first time in a long time that I could say that.
I’ve been writing year in review posts for a few years now and none of them have been terribly positive. I thought 2014 was a bad year only to be hit with much worse years in 2015 (death of Ginny, cancer diagnosis for my dad and friend Melissa) and 2016 (death of my father and general dissatisfaction). This past year wasn’t always great. I lost my friend Melissa in November and before that, my great aunt Dorothy passed away in April. Add the fact that I was actually sick for six weeks from President’s Day through the end of March and 2017 could go down as yet another in a string of bad years for me.
I’m back with a Podcast Plus on the season finale of Talking Audiobooks. I didn’t do one of these last week because aside from the fact I didn’t have much to say about the episode, I just wasn’t feeling in the mood.
That episode was a good one but it wasn’t what I initially planned it to be. The problem is I can’t really say what I planned it to be because I still want to use that idea in the future. That’s why, aside from the fact that a deep depression landed on me last week that I didn’t have much to write.
As for this week’s episode, well, that I think is a bit more interesting.
Oh yeah, click here for your chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot to celebrate the end of our second season. I got an Echo Dot from producer Ken a few weeks ago and I am already addicted to it. I like playing Jeopardy
and other games on it since it is audio based it is accessible. I have even gotten Alexa to tell ‘Yo Mamma’ jokes which is a fantastic development.
Okay, so let’s get to the podcast plus portion of things by talking about this week’s show.