For many decades and for many people, the English language has been considered the passport to education, diplomacy, business success, political aspiration and cultural cool. But beneath the obvious advantages of this alleged lingua franca, is English actually the villain of the piece? Does it disadvantage and inhibit the bloom and strength of other languages?
Readers are often passionate about how their literary heroes are translated from page to screen, so is it a daunting task for a screen-writer to attempt the adaptation? How to decide what to cut and whose is the vision behind the screen version? After a blockbuster movie, whose is the task of producing a novelisation and how successful are these as works of fiction?
Do you blog? Why would you? Who would you write to and is it just another reason to be hooked online rather than talking to people in the room you physically inhabit? Like it or loathe it, there are millions of bloggers worldwide all with a reason to write and, thanks to the worldwide web, with a potentially captive audience.
This will be my second year participating in the Armchair Audies. Last year was the inaugural one, and it was so much fun that I’m very excited to participate again this year. I’ve even read a few of the nominees already! Last year, I read and predicted the Humor, Narration by the Author/Authors, and Audiobook of the Year categories. This year, I’ve decided to read new categories.
Today, September 23rd, holds a special place in my calendar every year: Celebrate Bisexuality Day. It’s been marked like that…