Hello everyone. I’m taking a bracket break to update my blog for the first time in way too long. My reasons for not having written sooner are many but can best be summed up as laziness. At least I’m honest, right?
Let us see if I can’t catch you all up on the “happenings” in my life. This shouldn’t take too long but probably will take longer than it should.
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I love Star Wars and I love reading. I’ve even reviewed a Star Wars audiobook or two…or five…or ten…or more.
Today, the folks at StarWars.com have announced details of the fifth annual event which will take place the entire month of October. Check the link for details on all sorts of events and participants around the world.
I’ve been quiet again. I haven’t had much of anything to say and I don’t know if that has really changed all that much. But I decided I would write something anyway because it just feels like a good idea. There won’t be a theme but more a collection of random notes and thoughts.
I haven’t really written much as of late. Yes, I have put up some posts related to Audiobook news but I don’t really count that as writing. I don’t count that because those posts are easy and don’t require much in the way of creativity. They are based on facts, what is on sale, when is it on sale, how long is it on sale, where is it on sale and so on. I can hammer out posts like those without much effort or enthusiasm. I don’t mean that to sound like I don’t want to write those posts only to say it doesn’t take a lot of motivation to get me to write one of those posts.
The last post I wrote that I put a lot of thought into and revealed something about myself was back on May the third. That’s a far cry from my stated goal from earlier this year to write something on this blog every day.
StarWars.com has an article discussing Star Wars Audiobooks. The article features quotes from the two most prolific Star Wars audiobook narrators, Jonathan Davis and Marc Thompson.
Obviously I love Star Wars Audiobooks, I’ve reviewed a ton of them on the site as you can tell by searching the archives.
If truth be known I can’t think of too many Star Wars audiobooks I didn’t like. There were some books I didn’t necessarily think were all that great but a great performance by a narrator can really make a difference.
I think that both Davis and Thompson do a tremendous job with the narration and they each have different strengths that they bring to the table.
As technology has progressed even with a visual impairment, I can read pretty much any book I want in some form or another. I could read an electronic version using voice over on my phone or computer, I could listen to an audiobook or there is always Braille. But I don’t think I would enjoy Star Wars books as much in a format other than Audio. I’d get annoyed by software mispronouncing names of places and the like.
I’ve said this many times and will continue to say so in the future, Star Wars has been blessed with some very talented Audiobook narrators. Thompson, Davis, January LaVoy, Jeff Gurner and Daniel Davis have all done a great job the past few years.
The calendar has officially flipped to February. As I said in yesterday’s voice post I always like when a new month begins because it feels like a fresh start or a new beginning. As I was still grieving over Ginny when the calendar flipped to January and to 2016, I feel like I missed out last month. But February is a chance to start fresh with a positive outlook and hope for a good month. Even though there’s a certain holiday coming up this month almost certainly to guarantee I end up in a bad mood. But we’ll deal with that when we get to it.
Last summer, I made the decision to fold my personal blog and my audiobook blog into one website. You can read more about that by clicking here. I uploaded all of my Audiobook reviews from that site but did not upload the news posts. I saved my personal blog to a file thinking I might upload it eventually but I never did so.
The benefit to not uploading those old posts are that I can revisit some of them and they will essentially be new content. Today’s post is an example of one that I have done previously but thought I would bring back now. I thought now would be a good time because I’ve picked up a few new readers since the year started and this exercise is one in which the reader will get to know me better and for me it is good to think about interesting tidbits about myself that I can share with others.
The inspiration came from a Facebook meme where you listed 25 random facts about yourself. I decided I would do that and post it on my website (I’ve always been a bit of a whore for traffic) and so that’s what I did. I didn’t limit it to 25 facts, however. We’ll see how many random facts this post ultimately contains by the time I’m done.
Happy 2016 to all of you out there. For many reasons that I will cover in a future post, I am happy to see 2015 fade away. The last week of the year was not good and that was kind of a theme for the whole year. On Monday, I put my dog to sleep. Wednesday there was a death in the family. Yesterday, I found out that another beloved family member suffered a stroke and heart attack. I also seem to be coming down with a cold, so things are not going so great right now.
I want to write about something else today. I want to list some of my goals for 2016. These are things I’d like to accomplish in the new year. This list doesn’t include every goal I’ve got in mind for myself this year but it does feature those that are the most in my control. For example, I could say that in 2016 I would like to get a new job. But that depends in part on someone being willing to hire me.
Much like yesterday, I don’t have a lot to say today. I know if I skip a day of writing it will be easy for me to skip it more often. That’s the start to this site becoming neglected. So I’m writing now and I have no idea what will come out but at least it will be something.