Your Dream for Me was such a sweet book, delivering on the promise of a lighthearted read that I had going into it. The characters grew on me with each passing chapter, and I appreciated the healthy relationship Scarlett had with her parents. They were so supportive of her and her dreams, while also setting important boundaries. Of course, Scarlett occasionally tried to bend their rules but she also had to bear the consequences. That for me was a refreshing aspect given that Your Dream for Me is a YA contemporary book.
Wow. That was something. Besides the Queen’s funeral last year, I’ve largely ignored any news surrounding the monarchy. And so, Spare by Prince Harry wasn’t exactly on my radar. That is, until I saw the audiobook pop up on Libby and noticed that Prince Harry himself was the narrator. Quick glance at the holds queue told me I would be third. Alright, I figured, might as well find out what all the controversy is about.
What I really enjoy about theatre is that it’s a liberating art form. It’s often used to explore ideas that aren’t mainstream. Mimi Fan is a prime example of this in Singapore literature. When it was first staged in 1962, it shocked more than a few sensibilities because it was rather progressive and liberal for its time. The annex even features a newspaper article touting Mimi Fan as a controversial play.
Using this spreadsheet will allow you to see how much time you spend listening to audiobooks each day, week and month throughout the year of 2022. You can see comparisons between the recorded length of audiobooks and actual listening time. The comparisons include the page number of the print edition as well. This allows you to track how much time you spend on audiobook while giving you a tangible idea of quantity. Since some narrators speak slower and others faster, the page number is a more consistent reference point. This is also great if you want to track audiobooks alongside the print or ebook editions that you read.
Welcome back to The Happy Place 5! I fell off the bandwagon for a bit, but I’m back and determined to join in the 2022 topics more regularly. So, to kick of the (still somewhat) new year, we decided to round up the books we meant to red last year… but didn’t. For me, that’s a few hundred books — 400 to to be precise. These are the books I own and have yet to read. That’s why I thought about books I had planned on last year but woefully left on my TBR pile.