MY DAY: Deck time, Audiobooks, Life

I’ve felt fine but have been dealing with an intermittent fever and no other symptoms. Sunday, as I began teaching, a long wave of nausea set in and I let my students know that I may need to may a quick exit. Fortunately, that did not happen.

Today, I had 3/4 of my students on vacation or at band camps so I spent most of the day listening to audiobooks or watching documentaries. The Fairmont marching band is in their second day of band camp and I love hearing the progress.

Saturday, Laura and I were discussing books and I realized I had listened to a ton of audiobooks since April 2021. Tonight, I made an accounting of the books I have fully completed.

  1. A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN by Erma Bombeck
  2. AGONY AND ELOQUENCE: JOHN ADAMS, THOMAS JEFFERSON AND A WORLD OF REVOLUTION by Daniel Mallock
  3. AN INTERVIEW WITH PAT CONROY by Pat Conroy
  4. BIRDMEN: WRIGHT BROTHERS, GLENN CURTISS & OTHER AVIATORS by Lawrence Goldstone
  5. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT by Sandy Marsh
  6. DAN RATHER: STORIES OF A LIFETIME by Dan Rather
  7. DANIEL BOONE by John Mack Faragher
  8. GHOSTS OF GONE WITH THE WIND by Gene Arceri
  9. HENRY CLAY by Harlow Giles Unger
  10. HOW TO DO RESEARCH FOR YOUR NOVEL by Ora Rosalin & Beyonce Rosalin
  11. I DISSENT by Ruth Bader Ginsberg
  12. IF LIFE IS A BOWL OF CHERRIES WHAT AM I DOING IN THE PITS by Erma Bombeck
  13. INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE by Ronald Kesller
  14. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Harlow Giles Unger
  15. JUST WAIT TIL YOU HAVE CHILDREN OF YOUR OWN by Erma Bombeck
  16. KING RICHARD: WATERGATE by Michael Dobbs
  17. LESSONS FROM LUCY by Dave Barry
  18. MARY LINCOLN: BIOGRAPHY OF A MARRIAGE by Ruth Painter Randall
  19. MR. PRESIDENT: GEORGE WASHINGTON by Harlow Giles Unger
  20. MRS. LINCOLN’S SISTERS by Jennifer Chiaverini
  21. PASSIONATE SAGE: JOHN ADAMS by Joseph J. Ellis
  22. ROSEMARY: ROSEMARY KENNEDY by Kate Clifford Larson
  23. SCALIA SPEAKS by Christopher J. Scalia
  24. THE BILL OF RIGHTS: A USER’S GUIDE by Linda R. Monk
  25. THE BIRTH OF CHRISTIANITY by Pete Rollins
  26. THE BULLY PULPIT: THEODORE ROOSEVELT, WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF JOURNALISM by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  27. THE GATHERING STORM by Kate Reading & Michael Kramer
  28. THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER OVER THE SEPTIC TANK by Erma Bombeck
  29. THE JESUS FAMILY TOMB by Simcha Jacobovici
  30. THE LAST INVESTIGATION: JFK ASSASSINATION by Gaeton Fonzi
  31. THE LOST GOSPEL by Smicha Jacobovici & Barrie Wilson
  32. THE MADNESS OF MARY LINCOLN by Jason Emerson
  33. THE ORIGINAL WATERGATE STORY by The Washington Post, Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
  34. THE REAL WATERGATE SCANDAL by Geoff Shepherd
  35. THE SECRET COALITION by Gary A. Donaldson
  36. THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough
  37. THREE SHOTS RANG OUT: THE JFK ASSASSINATION 50 YEARS LATER by Diane Sawyer
  38. UMLIMITED ACCESS by Gary Aldrich
  39. WHITE HOUSE USHER by Christopher B. Emery
  40. WRITING EXCITING by Bill Baldwin, Ron Miller
  41. WRITING: STEP-BY-STEP by Sandy Marsh

I am astounded and excited not only with the volume of reads but the sheer variety of topics.

Yes, I love audiobooks because they allow me to cover a number of other tasks. What is more, I can maintain focus on researching, writing, and doing studio business whilst engaging in a book of interest.

The deck is cool and comfortable, quite the opposite of the stale heat from the day. The dogs are scattered about the deck, napping while maintaining watch over the premises.

Now, I have some decision to make regarding my next audiobook. I’ve several options vying for the top spot but I am wanting something a bit different. We shall see.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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