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Call for (audio)book recommendations June 25, 2014

Posted by stinawp in Uncategorized.

Counterintuitively, my “field season” routine  involves spending 1-3 hours a day in the field collecting caterpillars and 8-10 hours in the lab taking care of them and collecting data.  Most of that time in the lab is spent on tasks monotonous enough that music only keeps my attention for a few hours at a time.  But too much of my attention is required to listen to something requiring responses (like Spanish lessons).  Thanks to my public libraries, I can borrow audiobooks online, so that’s what I started doing midway through last field season.  Killing two mosquitos with one swat, I did my work and also made it through Moby DickThinking Fast and Slow, and Volume I of Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative , as well as quite a few other books of various lengths.

Since I’ve just finished Volumes II and III of The Civil War, I’m looking for recommendations.  Someone’s already suggested I listen to Game of Thrones, but other recommendations, fiction and nonfiction alike, would be greatly appreciated.  Just leave a comment or send me an email.



1. Jason - June 26, 2014

I just read Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, that was fun. Also would second Game of Thrones, as well as Brideshead Revisited, which I also listened to as an audiobook. Maybe also consider Mike Duncan’s history of Rome series (podcasts, not a book) which I really loved and think everyone should listen to.

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