My First Video Blog!

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Books discussed:

  • A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Ape House by Sara Gruen
  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • Runaways: Pride & Joy, written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Adrian Alphona
  • Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

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13 thoughts on “My First Video Blog!

  1. I have Water for Elephants by Sarah Gruen on my nook but haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Ape House but I guess I didn’t realize it was about bonobos. I’m intrigued because I’m taking an anthropology class and we’ve been talking a lot about bonobos in there (and you said it correctly!)

    Really enjoyed your first vlog– I hope you do it again.

  2. So glad you posted. It’s nice to put a real face and voice with you. I really want to read A Visit from the Goon Squad and I’m interested in your thoughts on Ape House.

    • I started Ape House last night, and I was hooked pretty quickly with her writing style. I forgot how much of a factor her writing was (as opposed to the setting and story) in my enjoyment of Water for Elephants.

  3. Bravo! Really well done! I don’t think that I could speak extemporaneously about different books/topics like that so well. Really good!

    (And your hair looked great…)

    • Thanks for the video and hair compliments! πŸ™‚

      As a librarian, I spend quite a bit of my time talking about books so it comes pretty naturally to me now. Other topics might not be so easy to me.

  4. Darn, the whole video wont load – can’t even get passed the first book you’re reviewing!

    I like it though, you should do more video blogs πŸ˜€

    • Aw, man! I saved it so it would play on mobile devices to hopefully make sure it would play for everyone. Thanks! I think I might do it again with the same format of talking about my current library stack.

  5. That was a great video! I’m glad you posted it. πŸ™‚

    Ape House is on my To Read list, too. I didn’t realize it was already out. I’ll check if the e-version is available from the library but I’m sure there’s a wait list.

    I’ve only truly read Outlander once–every subsequent reading, I pretty much gloss over the boring parts so I can get to the good stuff. There’s definitely a lag in the middle of the story (right where you are), but it picks up again in the last third and gets amazing.

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  7. Hi! Stumbled across your page and thought I’d say hi! I just read Outlander this weekend on my Kindle. Now I know why it took me so long to read it – I had no idea it was 800 pages! I think I will continue with the series, although not on the Kindle…the rest of the books aren’t free!

    • Hi Tamara! I’m going to try and pick it back up soon. They are all on Overdrive so if I read any others in the series, I’ll probably read them on my nook since the print versions are so huge.

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