Thursday, May 27, 2010

Quilting and listening


This week as I quilted I've been listening to various readings and dramatizations from BBC radio. First up (and my favorite thus far) was a dramatization of Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose. It's only an hour long, but so good.

Of course, I had more than one hour's worth of quilting so I checked out BBC 7 and listened to Alan Bennett read The House at Pooh Corner until I ran out of episodes. Then I heard Prunella Scales read E. Nesbit's Last of the Dragons. Still more quilting to do, so I began listening to a dramatization of The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff, which is a book I own, and have assigned to my children to read, but which I have never read.

Today I will begin putting on the quilt's binding while listening to another episode in each of the three books already mentioned, and I think I will add to the mix Agatha Christie's Murder in Mesopotamia.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Go quickly and tell said...

Oh, thanks for the links!! I did not know about this site...

I love The Snow Goose, especially the version with Beth Peck's illustrations.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Go quickly and tell said...

Here's my book review ~
http://hiddenart.blogspot.com/search?q=snow+goose

9:44 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Dana, I remembered that you'd read, reviewed, and recommended The Snow Goose, and I got a copy of the book from the pile of discards at the library!

I hope you enjoy the dramatization - better listen soon, as I don't think the BBC archives anything for very long.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

We listened today too -- The House at Pooh Corner!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Margo said...

so smart! I didn't know about this site either. I'm going to hurry up and get my quilt ready to quilt :)

8:05 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

Thanks so much for this - I had no idea we could listen online! :o)

8:01 PM  

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