Aside from reading Nathanael Johnson’s Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness, I was open to listening to a new audiobook. This comes at a peculiar time when we have no wi-fi at home because after reaching our monthly cap, it’s shut off! (It’s the first time it has happened in the six months since we’ve cut cable/conventional TV.)
Overdrive/VPL has a 10 ebook/audiobook check-out maximum but I wasn’t keeping track as I was browsing the 13 pages of Available Now non-fiction audiobook titles. I did go into my list of checked out items and “returned” just-borrowedAmy Poehler’s Yes Please and Lauren Graham’s Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything In Between) to make room for volumes that are more interesting to me.
Then I listed them here. Then I sorted them in decreasing likeliness I will read them. It gives you an idea of my priorities and interests at this very moment.
- Wednesday Martin’s Primates of Park Avenue – This is the title that sounds the most like fiction, is less about one person like a memoir but hopefully about several interesting individuals Finished
- Joel Osteen’s The Power of I Am – What are the “I Am…” statements? I have never listened to this established motivational speaker before so I might now. But if I’m turned off, I’ll return it right away. Started – won’t finish (too religious and got the gist of it quickly, I think).
- Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith – This one is guaranteed to make me feel grounded and – from past experience, it will be fast listen. Started – also too religious
- Felicia Day’s You’re Never Weird on the Internet – I don’t know anything about Felicia Day except her fame isn’t based on entertaining, I think… Finished, just in the nick of time
- Neil Patrick Harris’ Choose Your Own Autobiography – I like this guy and he reads this title so it will be like a private show.
- Judy Greer’s I Don’t Know What You Know Me From – compared to Amy Poehler and Lauren Graham, titles I returned, I am more interested in what Judy Greer might have to say, especially if she reads it herself
- Justin Halpern’s I Suck at Girls (author of Sh*t My Dad Says) – his earlier work could become a sitcom; I wonder if he had that in mind while penning this one that could be hilarious.
- Jeffrey Archer’s A Prison Diary – I don’t know anything about the author and while the subject sounds interesting, how serious and dark it sounds like it could be means it’s at the end of my list!