Monthly Archives: March 2009

Reading

I’ve been told that listening to an audio book is not reading. Why not? You are getting the same information, you are just not holding a book in your hands. I “read” all the Harry Potter Boxset Books 1-7 by listening to them on my ipod. I’m currently listening to Shogun on my ipod. I find that when you have a 5 (almost 6 month old) you have to read whenever you find time, and sitting down in a quiet corner of the house, just doesn’t happen anymore.

So, instead of giving up on reading I have made the act of reading change to be more convenient for me. As I said, I listen to audio books on an ipod and recently when I upgraded my iPod to an Apple iPod touch 32 GB (2nd Generation), I downloaded Stanza and have been reading Gulliver’s Travels (Penguin Classics) on it in ebook format, a very similar experience to reading on a Kindle 2, however the screen on my ipod is much smaller. For those interested the Kindle software is actually avialable to use on an iPod Touch (Kindle for iPod Touch). Is listening to an audio book reading? Is reading an ebook on a kindle or other device reading? Please post your thoughts in the comments.

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The Pirate Queen: The Story of Grace O’Malley, Irish Pirate

The Pirate Queen: The Story of Grace O'Malley, Irish Pirate The Pirate Queen: The Story of Grace O’Malley, Irish Pirate by Alan Gold

My review


rating: 4 of 5 stars
The first thing I should mention about The Pirate Queen: The Story of Grace O’Malley, Irish Pirate by Alan Gold, is that it is a fictional piece. However, please be aware that the books language is not for the fainted hearted. The strong language was a major turn off for me. The other warning I will give, is the book sometimes reads more like a romance novel than anything else. All in all, I would say that you should read this book, if you are at all interested in female pirates. I did enjoy the novel, despite the strong language and minor love scenes.

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