Friday, 18 September 2009

"And The Murderer Is..."

Talking books are a life-saver! A friend of mine watches TV while he works; I can't imagine such a thing. When I'm drawing roughs, only music will do (sporadic intense bouts of problem-solving concentration, mean I 'zone in and out'), but for artwork, nothing keeps me content and calmly productive - which I REALLY need right now - better than a nice, comforting story.

But when you're at it all day, you get through them at a rate of knots, so I load up at the library on Saturday, then work my way through my stash during the week. Comedy's great and crime is happily riveting, but because of my divided concentration, I need to write down the character's names on the bottom of my drawing board, so I can check up who's who!

I just had a REALLY annoying one though - a 9 CD thriller, which was great, right up to the final CD, where the last 4 tracks had been destroyed by some clumsy oaf scraping a chunk of silver from the CD's surface.

"...and the murderer is..."



Suzanne McDermott said...

Wow - I've been listening to recorded books while I paint over the last 3 years. Love them except when there's a reader with an annoying voice. Really enjoyed Simon Prebble and the Dick Francis series. Mysteries are most engaging but I don't worry so much about keeping up with details. Bummer about the last 4 tracks of the one you mentioned - you might have o refer to the actual book! Carry on - it's a delight to follow your progress.

cassia said...

lol! which one was it? I may have heard it.

Lynne Chapman said...

I have no idea what it was - in fact, I find it quite hard not getting the same ones twice, as I can never remember the titles. I think it's because, unlike a real book, you don't keep picking up the cover over a week or so, but only look at it when you get it out.

Devyn Larson said...

I was just at the library to pay the late fines on the books on CD that I got hooked into on my last big painting project. I thought I got Book 5 of the Harry Potter series and ended up with Book 7. No fun now that I know the ending. Drats.
I will trade my known ending, for your unknown one!
I really enjoy your blog~ ")

Lynne Chapman said...

Ha ha - poor you! I was once at the cinema when there was a bomb alert and the whole place was evacuated just 15 minutes from the end of the film. They offered us free tickets to come back and see it again, but I couldn't bear the thought of watching it all for 15 mins, so never did see the end!