It’s been quite around here, but I’ve been busy…
…I’ve started a podcast! It’s going to be a weekly discussion of classic literature, kind of like this blog (but kind of different). The first episode is a review of We, which I read about a month ago and wanted to save for this moment. Please check it out here, and let me know what you think: Classics Considered: We vs. Me – Episode 1.
The whole concept of a classic lit podcast has been in my mind lately. I’ve enjoyed non-literary shows like Ear Biscuits and This Developer’s Life, as well as book reviews by various vloggers on YouTube. As I began to see the value in a conversational format (no lectures here), I also found my interest in reviewing to be renewed. Maybe it’s the challenge…writing is almost as easy as breathing, but I get extremely nervous behind a microphone. It forces me to think more quickly and face my limitations as a speaker. It’s also (as I’m finding out) lots of fun!
Just to clarify: I won’t be completely stopping the written book reviews here. So far, this podcast is still in the “experiment” stage. Ideally, and if it goes well, I hope to find a good balance between the two formats, rather than choose one over the other.
I don't think you sound nervous at all (behind the mic). The podcast sounds very professional, and very well done. Also, it does sound like fun.
I love this idea, Marian! 🙂 You sound just dandy! I have We coming up so I will listen to the complete podcast when I finish. Brava!
Thanks, Ruth! My nerves are gradually going away, I think. 🙂
Cool, I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on We! Thanks for the encouragement!