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