Friday, December 14, 2012

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Okay, I'll admit it.

I've been a very bad girl.

I'm just now downloading and about to read Cassandra Clare's The City of Bones. My aunt and every writer around  has been saying--what's wrong with me? Why haven't I read this yet? I know, as a writer who tries to keep abreast of what's popular in children's publishing I've bypassed a book I should never of. In my defense, I did TRY to read this about three years ago, but alas the audiobook's voice completely turned me off. So much so that I got up to that FAMOUS club scene and shut the damn thing off. I tried SO hard, but the voice killed the story for me.

So Lesson 1) Choose your audiobook narrator carefully.

Lesson...well Lesson 1 was the only lesson I actually had.

Basically, now that the movie is coming out, I'm jumping on the bandwagon. Now, I know I'm not the only one doing so. Come on, ya'll. Raise your hands--I know I'm not the only one.

Is it really so wrong to jump on the bandwagon, especially if it helps us discover a great story? Would love your thoughts.



1 comment:

  1. Nope, not wrong to jump on the bandwagon at all. I hope you like the book. Personally #1 and #3 are my favorites. I really didn't like the others, but there's only one more book left, so I'll finish the series.

    Funny that you mention the audio book. I did the first four books that way. I didn't really notice the narrator's voice in the first one, but I did notice the person changes as the books go on and some were better than others. What drove me crazy is different ones pronounced certain words different ways. For example, is "stelle" pronounced Stell-AY or STEELE-y? They've said it both ways.

    When Simon starts narrating (I think that's book 4), you may want to give the audio book another try. Ed Westwic from Gossip Girl plays Simon and he has one heck of a voice! (I've never seen the show, but I could listen to that audio book forever.)