At the Library

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Thanksgiving is upon us. The turkey. The stuffing. The green bean casserole. And, most importantly, the rolls. At this point in my life, I am 95% bread and carbs. I’m slowly filling up that last 5% and I hope that this year is the year where I officially become a crescent roll.

Oh, and you get to see family. I guess that’s cool.

If you’re like me, you have an incredibly long car ride ahead of you. The best way to pass that time and gird yourself for the oncoming familial storm is by listening to something! So, here are my recommendations for best things to listen to on your drive:

My first recommendation are podcasts. Music has been ruined for me. I can’t listen to music when I drive. I need to have people talk into my ears. A few of my favorites are Reply All (a tech podcast, it’s incredibly funny and has an episode about the best way to respond to phone scammers [The episode is called “Long Distance”]), Star Wars Minute (they analyze, scrutinize, and celebrate the Star Wars movies one minute at a time. Literally), Feels Like Weezer (listen to my dulcet tones talk about my favorite band [why, yes, I am shamelessly self promoting]), and Science Vs. (Looking at the myths and facts of various science related stuff).

If music is more your speed, check out John Legend’s Christmas album. It is well worth your time. Really, anything by John Legend. Or any late 90’s-early 00’s Hip-Hip/R&B.

Now, books. Audiobooks are an amazing way to pass the time on your drive and have been my savior most mornings coming to work. My perennial recommendation is “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders. With a cast over 160 narrators including Nick Offerman and Megan Mulalley, it is incredibly engaging and will make time fly.

Another choice would be “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman. He narrates it himself and, boy howdy, is he good at it. This is a retelling of various Norse myths and, yes, there’s a lot of Thor and Loki. This is a great choice for families and relatively short!

My last suggestion will, of course, be “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” by J.K. Rowling. Jim Dale’s narration is absolutely fantastic and gives new depth to this family classic.

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Remember, calories don’t count on Thanksgiving or when you’re on vacation!

Final note: We will be closed from November 28th thru December 1st. Our basket auction ends on December 7th at noon.

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