Friday, February 25, 2011


I work nights, and it's not the kind of job that allows you to sit and read. Most of the time I'm either in uncomfortably close proximity to bodily excretions that bodies shouldn't be excreting, or explaining to doctors (with extremely complicated degrees that took more years of graduate level education than there are ants that I have personally named), doctors who are entrusted with the lives of otherwise intelligent people, why exactly the sign that says "Do Not Enter: Wet Wax" should also apply to them. So, no reading books. However, we are generally assumed to be misanthropic dysfunctional societal outcasts who take pleasure in causing pain to the daywalkers (it's only fair), so we are encouraged to listen to iPods, partly out of hope that the brain radiation will kill us off, and partly out of hope that listening to the entirety of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier without stopping will make us better people.

However, there is a delightful sight called "booksshouldbefree," which is comprised of free public domain audiobooks. These can be downloaded onto a computer and then an iPod, but I only just figured out how to download more than the first episode in each series. So, I will very soon be finishing and reviewing Club of Queer Trades, Innocence of Father Brown, Ball and the Cross, Alarms and Discursions, All Things Considered, The Defendant, Eugenics and Other Evils, Flying Inn, George Bernard Shaw, Heretics, Lord Kitchener, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Miscellaneous Essays, Miscellany of Men, Napoleon of Notting Hill, The New Jerusalem, Trees of Pride, and Tremendous Trifles, and I'd just like to comment that this list would make Kate Ligon very happy.

So, more reviews coming soon.

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