I really thought I had already posted this, but I don't see it, so...
• Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett
Audio download read by Simon Vance
I liked this a lot: it rounded out Scrooge's story, and since I'd just listened to the Dickens original it worked out well.
• Stickeen by John Muir
not registered yet
The story of John Muir's exploration of an Alaskan glacier with a small but spirited canine companion. The illustrations supplement the text nicely. I'm trying to start reading my dog books now to get ready for my Year of the Dog release challenge coming up in February.
• Princess Holy Aura by Ryk E. Spoorhttp://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14852968
I haven't seen much anime, haven't watched Sailor Moon, and don't know much about the "magical girl" memes, but I didn't find that a liability when it came to reading this story. Many of the elements were familiar anyway, although I suppose I might have gotten more of the references if I knew the genre better. Still, I did get a lot of them. I thoroughly enjoyed this and will be sending it off to Arizona soon in search of a new reader.
◦ Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann
not registered yet
I found People I Want to Punch in the Throat ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12922351
) amusing, so I purposely went looking for this one. I definitely have sympathy for her on the cookie exchange thing: I'm a picky cookie eater myself, although not along precisely the same lines.
◦ Gather 'Round the Sound
Holiday freebie from Audible with multiple authors/readers
Yvonne Morrison's Aussie Night Before Christmas (read by Magda Szubanksi) is well done, and I liked Paulo Coelho's "The Music Coming from the House", read by Daniel Frances-Berenson. I haven't read any of Coelho's work yet, but I probably will, eventually.
Day 1 (Fri 12/22): 2 hrs 36 mins
Day 2 (Sat 12/23): 2 hrs 7 mins
Day 3 (Sun 12/24): 2 hrs 23 mins
Day 4 (Mon 12/25): 1 hr 6 mins
Day 5 (Tue 12/26): 3 hrs 11 mins
Day 6 (Wed 12/27): 4 hrs 6 mins
Day 7 (Thu 12/28): 4 hrs 32 mins
Day 8 (Fri 12/29): 3 hrs 18 mins
Running total for December: 23 hrs 19 mins
Goal: 24 hours in 11 days