So I’m giving up on a second audiobook, Blackberry Winter. It’s not awful, like my previous audio DNF, just flat characters doing predictable things, with a dash of melodrama. Also there were some weird moments where I couldn’t quite picture what was happening. How can Abby be pointing, eating a forkful of pad thai, and opening a folder? Is she secretly an octopus? How can Ethan step away from Cassandra so that she can’t hear his phone conversation and yet still be so close she can be feeding him? For that matter, how can Claire see him through a doorway, when he can’t see her?
It’s underwhelming, but at the same time, it’s not really worse than plenty of the books I’ve contentedly read in other situations. It’s nowhere near as bad as some of the books I’ve been assigned to review. I’m not enjoying it, so it’s going back to the library tomorrow, and hopefully my next find will be a better fit.
I don’t know if I’m not very good at picking audiobooks, or if I just enjoy the act of reading so much that I’m already happy and I’m not so harsh on novels. I don’t particularly enjoy driving (Understatement. Actually, I deeply hate it. Driving is annoying, stupid, expensive, and environmentally wasteful, but I just haven’t been able to convince my entire company to move into my building), so I’m already not enjoying myself.
Anyway, suggestions for audiobooks would be greatly appreciated! Books I’ve enjoyed listening to include The Interestings, Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, Chasing Harry Winston, Citizen Girl, and Baker Towers.