This is getting darker and darker by the minute. And I´m loving it.
It´s not often that I´m drawn more to my audiobook than my physical read, but this audiobook is so good, I´m constantly going back to it.
Although ... I´m not sure if in the end I can take this book for this square, but for now I will stick with it.
I'm colour blind or, at least, that's what they tell me. I've never seen the world any differently than the way I see it now. I'm taking other people's word for it that they're seeing things that I'm not. It COULD be a mass delusion or a global conspiracy but, you know, Occam's razor, think horses not zebras (unless you're on the Savannah, in which case, think Zebras).
Most of the time, the difference in what I see and what others see has no impact. Then I'll get the, "Wow, look at that field of poppies. Isn't that red amazing?". I see red as a recessive colour. If I really look, I'll notice it, but it doesn't jump out at me, so poppies are kinda lost against all the green stuff around them. Other people are much more conditioned to see red and pay attention. I can tell this by the way their eyes immediately spot even the smallest bloodstain on my clothes - but that's a different story.
I was looking for something light. I'm doing that a lot lately. I certainly found it with "Where'd You Go, Bernadette". Problem is, I found out that this is not the kind of light I'm in sympathy with. This doesn't make me chuckle. It makes me grind my teeth, muttered words like "vapid", and "narcissistic" and take off my headphones and rant about unconscious privilege and irrelevant first-world problems and ask how the hell someone who thinks of herself as smart and well-educated EVER thought that Polar Bears and Penguins shared a habitat.
I gave up after an hour (about 10%) deciding that I'm humour blind as well as colour blind, that I should learn to take life less seriously and that this DEFINITELY wasn't the book that was going to teach me that.
The audiobook is read by Kathleen Wilhoite in a frantic over-emoted voice that may perfectly capture the spirit of the book but was also a reason why I didn't make it past the first hour. Click on the SoundCloud link below to hear a sample.
Here's the challenge for day 3:
Pick your favorite book and recreate it OR reimagine the cover either live (with yourself or a willing participant as the cover art) or drawing, sculpture, crafts, painting, etc.
There were so many I liked that I put up 6! I'll give a brief summary of each one.
I like the simplistic nature of this one and I love that shade of green, so soothing.
Asking For It
The plastic image of the doll relates so much about this book and the way woman are objectified. It really speaks to me.
Tarryn Fisher's covers are lovely, but this one stands out as beautiful
Every Heart A Doorway
What's not to love about this image?
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
I love cats and snow, so it's a perfect combination
Conversations with Friends
This cover is so vibrant and simple. I love it.