Audiobooks and more

I have been listening to several audiobooks lately. This is such a pleasant way to keep up with literature whilst sewing, embroidering and drawing.

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s books about Anne from Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and more plus the sweet and very entertaining Emily-books she wrote has been filling my livingroom with story after story about life on Edward Island and been very entertaining.

I also listened to Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” which is a very interesting science fiction story set some years from now where feelings have been banned. I found this very well written and definately an interesting read.

Murakami’s book “1Q84” is still on my shelf waiting – It will be read – later 🙂

Oh, and I have listened to Douglas Adam’s “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” and “The restaurant at the end of the world” incidentally read by Douglas Adams himself. Now I bought the collected stories from H2G2 onwards – a book of about 800 pages – and have read this volume from cover to cover a few times loving every bit of it. I still laugh out loud at the surreality of the whole thing. So, I shall read this book again and again it is more than worth it.

Autumn Bridge by Takashi Matsuoka

Now this is a read that had my attention from the first page. A magnificient story from Japan telling the mysterious tale from several periods in time: 1311 to present time.

It is a story of magic, predictions from the distant past coming true centuries later. A european lady working as a translator of sacred and secret texts who become the wife of a shogun. A powerfull tale of japanese culture and way of life – an absolute gem.