We + announcement

It's been quite around here, but I've been busy...

...I've started a podcast!  It's going to be a weekly discussion of classic literature, kind of like this blog (but kind of different).  The first episode is a review of We, which I read about a month ago and wanted to save for this moment.  Please check it out here, and let me know what you think:  Classics Considered: We vs. Me - Episode 1.

The whole concept of a classic lit podcast has been in my mind lately.  I've enjoyed non-literary shows like Ear Biscuits and This Developer's Life, as well as book reviews by various vloggers on YouTube.  As I began to see the value in a conversational format (no lectures here), I also found my interest in reviewing to be renewed.  Maybe it's the challenge...writing is almost as easy as breathing, but I get extremely nervous behind a microphone.  It forces me to think more quickly and face my limitations as a speaker.  It's also (as I'm finding out) lots of fun!

Just to clarify: I won't be completely stopping the written book reviews here.  So far, this podcast is still in the "experiment" stage.  Ideally, and if it goes well, I hope to find a good balance between the two formats, rather than choose one over the other.


  1. I don't think you sound nervous at all (behind the mic). The podcast sounds very professional, and very well done. Also, it does sound like fun.

    1. Thanks, Ruth! My nerves are gradually going away, I think. :)

  2. I love this idea, Marian! :-) You sound just dandy! I have We coming up so I will listen to the complete podcast when I finish. Brava!

    1. Cool, I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on We! Thanks for the encouragement!


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