ICYMI: My Interview on the Talking Audiobooks Podcast

If you are off of work today and or stuck inside because of the weather there are a lot of things you could do. You could reduce your Netflix cue a bit or you could listen to an audiobook. You could do less fun things like household chors but I’m not about to write a blog post on why you should do chors. Even if I did spend part of Christmas doing my dishes. Anyway, I have another suggestion if you’re actually bored enough to listen to me talk. You can listen to my interview on the Talking Audiobooks podcast.

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Podcasts, Presents and Raider Football

On Friday afternoon, I recorded my interview for the Talking Audiobooks podcast. I was a bit apprehensive at first because I wasn’t really sure that I would have a lot to offer by way of conversation. I tend to feel that way about a lot of things, isn’t there someone who you could get that would be better than me?
But as the interview drew closer over the past few days I got more excited and felt more energized. I came up with some points that I thought were valid and I was able to work them in as the interview progressed.

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What Makes for a Good Audiobook?

As someone who periodically writes audiobook reviews, I often have to consider the question:

What makes for a good audiobook?

It is a question that is more complicated than it might sound. The audiobook comes in many different forms. Some are read by a single narrator and some are read by more than one or a full cast. Some feature a lot of acting on the part of the narrator and some are quite dry. Some contain music and background sound effects and some feature no background noise whatsoever. Individual preference is a huge factor in how a person goes about picking their next listen.

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Watch the 2016 Audie Awards Ceremony

Today is the day that the 2016 Audie Awards are handed out. If you want to watch the ceremony live as it happens, you can watch on Youtube starting at 9 PM ET, 8 PM Central.

You can view all of the categories and nominees for this year’s awards by clicking here.

Look What I Found

I had never uploaded a video to Youtube before yesterday. It was an interesting thing to do on my computer with my screen reader. I was glad I had some sighted assistence because my screen reader (NVDA) went bonkers during the upload process trying to keep up with each new dialog.

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Time is Funny

Facebook has a feature called On This Day where you can see what you’ve posted on this day in previous years. I’ve never really been all that interested in this feature. I’ve looked at it from time to time but have posted only a handful of memories.

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Making Friends

What if I told you I made several friends because of a Youtube video? As strange as it might seem, especially given the contents of said video, it is absolutely true. What if I told you I made a friend because of the “Every…Simpsons…Ever” marathon on FXX? Again, it is absolutely true. If I told you that I have made friends because of this blog, you probably wouldn’t find that as crazy.

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