Yes, yes, I’ve been gone for a while. I got stressed and stopped blogging for a few weeks, just letting the stack of reviews I still needed to write grow steadily. But I’m back now, and I’m bringing you not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR audiobook mini-reviews here! It’s been long enough since I listened to Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino that I don’t feel like I could write any sort of substantial review for it, but with the exception of that title, these books represent all the audiobooks I have listened to so far in 2020. On deck for this post we have a classic, an adult fantasy, a YA small-town fantasy, and a memoir of a journalist who worked in Silicon Valley (in a non-tech role at a tech company).Continue reading
It’s that time again–I’ve read three more audiobooks, so you get three more super-quick reviews of what’s been in my ears lately! On today’s list: a popular release from earlier this year, a nonfiction essay, and a YA fantasy sequel.Continue reading
It’s your girl, back again with another round of speedy* audiobook reviews. In today’s edition, I’m going through the whole Caraval trilogy! This series is pretty hyped, so I figured I might as well give it a listen, if for no other reason than to know what people are talking about.
* I do have a fairly lengthy section of my spoiler-filled thoughts near the middle/end, but you can skip that. It is clearly marked for your convenience.
I’m going to do my best to keep this review in two parts: the spoiler-free beginning, and then a miscellaneous section of thoughts at the end that will contain some spoilers–bigger ones from the first books, since they give context for the later ones, and some vague/minor ones for the ending, because BOY HOWDY do I have some feelings about these books, and they are not all positive.Continue reading
I have a confession to make: I’m REALLY bad at reviewing most audiobooks. It isn’t that I don’t enjoy them, or that I don’t have opinions on them, or even that I don’t think as deeply about them. I love them, and lately I’ve been listening to a lot of them since my commute includes a minimum of 45ish minutes walking every day (20-25 each way from the train to the office).
But reviewing them is so hard! I can’t flag quotes that I like. I have no reference on how to spell most characters’ names or foreign words or fantastical components of the world. It’s hard to go back and double-check details I want to clarify before I write a full review.
What’s a girl to do??
I have a possible solution: a blitz of mini-reviews. Minimal details required, but still conveying my opinions on important points. Will it work? Let’s find out with a test run. Here are a few of my recent audiobooks:Continue reading