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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.


Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Reading progress update: I've read 49 out of 192 pages.

Bark: Stories - Lorrie Moore

I really enjoyed the first story, "Debarking." If the rest of the stories are just as good (if not better), then I'm in for a real treat.


I know the edition I selected for BookLikes is the MP3 version, but that's just because that was the only edition I could find that actually had a picture. I'm reading this one by myself. The audiobook is read by the author, which I usually tread lightly when that happens. Very few authors can read their own stuff. I heard the sample and while I think it's cool that it's Lorrie Moore herself reading, I'm not sure I could listen to an entire audiobook read by her.


A perfect example of this is Margaret Atwood. She read one of the stories in Stone Mattress. I think she did a great job reading that story, however I don't think I would've been able to listen to her read every single story.


I'm blabbing, I know. In short, so far I'm digging this collection.