Why on God’s green earth does the audio version of every other book written by an Asian or Latina woman and putting women’s histories front and center have to be read by a woman with a super-high voice and a style of narration dripping with saccharine???? This is beginning to drive me nuts — particularly in this book, which has anything BUT a saccharine content (though it’s been irking me for a while now). Arrrrrggghhh!!!
Min Jin Lee: Pachinko (Allison Hiroto Audio)
Like its magnificent sequel, The Hobbit is, I think, many things to many people: the first exposition of the universe that would become Middle-earth; prelude to The Lord of the Rings; a bite-sized visit to Middle-earth whenever you don’t feel up to the full blow of the War of the Ring(s); one of the most […]Read More
Blurb: “Find your way through every part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s great creation, from the Middle-earth of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to the undying lands of the West … The Atlas of Tolkien’s Middle-earth is an essential guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days – as […]Read More
In another online community, we recently talked about the new Andy Serkis Lord of the Rings recordings. Well, it turns out that the pull of The Ring is still mighty strong, for however much it may have been destroyed in Mount Doom. I had barely gotten my hands on these audios and I found I […]Read More