Thursday, April 16, 2009
Twilight. A Guilty Pleasure?
I've finally caved and have joined the millions of readers in the guilty pleasure of the book Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer. OK, not exactly the book in the paper form, the traditional way of consuming a story, but rather the audiobook. I would much prefer to have the luxury of time to relax in a big comfy chair with a cup of hot tea and read a book, but that's just another luxury I simply can't afford with 14 hour days in the studio.
The truth is, I don't really mind having someone read to me. There's so much talent in audiobooks, and I've listened to my fair share in the past year, many several times over, and all through my iTunes account on my computer. Because I work alone, this helps the time pass and I really become attached to the characters, just as I do with the paper version of books.
So now, with Twilight airing in my studio, I feel compelled to share that it's really an engaging story and the narrator, Ilyana Kadushin, is a likable and convincing storyteller. I'm only in the first chapter and I'm thoroughly engaged and can't wait to finish this blog post so we can get back to the business of meeting this Edward character. I think I'm hooked.
I'd love to learn about the great audiobooks you've read. Twilight won't last forever, and sooner or later I'll be looking for my next satisfying read.