This week, I took part in the 2nd annual Audiobook Week hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books. I had a fantastic time – especially since this year, I had quite a few audiobooks already completed that I still needed to review! I’m glad that I participated again this year – and hope to do so again, many times over! Congratulations to Jen for pulling off yet another fantastic event.
If you missed it, here’s a quick look at what I posted as part of this event:
- Daily Posts:
- Audiobook Reviews:
- Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
- Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men by Leonard Sax
- Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter’s Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete by Matt Long (with Charles Butler)
Also this week, I finally interviewed myself as part of my Reading Roots series! Get yourself over there and take a look if you missed it – I really told a lot more about myself and my reading history than I ever have before here on the blog.
On Friday, I went out and bought myself a new Kobo Touch. I’m gifting my older Kobo to my father for a combination Father’s Day/birthday gift next week (his birthday is in mid-July), which I think he’ll appreciate since he’s been primarily using my mother’s Kobo ever since he started reading a while back. The new Kobo is so schmexy! It’s smaller, lighter, and muchmuchmuch faster than my old one – a definite plus for me, since it’ll be my primary mode of reading once I move to the UAE. Take a look:
Yesterday, I had a day-long date with a friend to spend some time together, since that’s been rather lacking lately. We met just after lunch near the SkyDome (I refuse to call it the Rogers Centre!) and quickly grabbed some tickets from a scalper. The place was swarming outside – I guess because we were playing Boston? Seems there was quite a bit of a rivalry going on. Anyways, we still got inside quite a bit before the game started, so we got to watch the grounds crew take their sweet old time setting up:
By the time the first inning had ended, the place was PACKED. Seriously. Way more full than I’ve seen the SkyDome in recent memory for a Jays game:
As for the actual baseball game … well, let’s just say that it’s a good thing we were going for the atmosphere and the time together, and not for a quality game. We left the game an inning early (unheard of in my world!), and the score was 16-4. Yes, you read that correctly. And by the time we left, the Jays had used 6 different pitchers!!! Also something I’d never really seen before.
So after abandoning the game, we headed up on the subway to grab dinner at Mandarin, and then opted to see a movie afterwards since there was a theatre right there. I had pointed out on our way into the restaurant that Water for Elephants was playing, and that I hadn’t managed to find someone to see it with me. Turns out that she was interested in seeing it, too, so we did! (And no, I didn’t like it as much as the book – obviously – but in general, I actually thought it was fairly well done.) After that, we split up and headed home in different directions. But it was a great day!
Oh yes, and this is the message that I found inside my fortune cookie after dinner: