I have just discovered LibriVox, which is a site where you can download free recordings of books in the public domain. It’s a great idea – people around the world volunteer to read a section of a book, the recordings are compiled and then made available to download. I already have Wind in the Willows and Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I used to love being read to and when I was commuting a lot to work I listened to heaps of audio books on CD. I’m loading these Librivox ones onto my iPod so that I can listen to them on the plane in, gulp, four weeks’ time!
It’s been a busy period at work with the Year 12s just having their exams as well as organising a lot of things for next year. I am also plugging away at travel plans. How do you choose which of the 200 Cotswold villages to visit in one day? What’s a good walking tour of Oxford? What time does the Montparnasse Tower close?
We’ll be visiting baby Tristen this weekend, as well as having a dirt-moving working bee in the back yard.
Nanowrimo is making me focus on writing plans, which is good. I don’t want to miss research opportunities when we’re in England.