Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Volunteer night, the book review and inside the list

- This is where I spend Tuesday evenings - in a recording booth within the Georgia Public Broadcasting building  on behalf of the Georgia Radio Reading Service for the Blind.  There are so many wonderful volunteers there - my favorite:  the man who played Officer Don on a local Atlanta kiddie show I used to love as a child.  He was gracious enough to endure my fan gushing when I first discovered him there.

 - Not only do I get volunteer time in, but I also get to read The New York Times Book Review every week - a 58 minute show.  Always a delight and at times a bit over my head.  :)  One listener calls in all the time asking if we can record certain books I read the reviews of.  It makes me so happy to know that I have at least one listener.

- I loved this bit in the column "TBR (to be read): Inside the List" - click to enlarge if you want to read it.  I've been reading so much about Ernest Hemingway lately that I thought it was so interesting that the writer Hunter S. Thompson once retyped all of "A Farewell to Arms" "just to absorb his rhythm and technique."  Papa Hemingway never wore underwear?  That might be TMI.  :)


Ileana said...

No underwear? He must've picked that habit up when he was in Cuba! lol

LOVE what you do! Thanks for sharing this, amiga.

Elephant's Child said...

I suspect that part of the reason Hemingway loved to write at first light was that he was drunk shortly thereafter. Which is a very mean thing to say. Possibly true but mean.
And his underwearlessness is indeed TMI.
I love that you have a regular listener. I suspect you have many more than one.

Joanne said...

aww how sweet of you to volunteer! definitely such a feel-good thing to do. :)

Granny Annie said...

Let's hear a little recording of your voice:) That would be a treat.

Who cares if he wore underwear, just so he wore slacks of some kind. I like what the Elephant Child said about why Hemmingway was writing at first light.

Lynn said...

Scarlet -

Is that a Cuba thing? :)

I love doing it. Thanks for coming by, amiga!

The Elephant's Child -

I suspect you are right. When I read The Sun Also Rises (which he took from real life events), I wondered if they had hangovers all the time.

Joanne -

I hope this post doesn't seem too self-agrandizing. I was sitting in the booth last night and it dawned on me that I didn't have a photo for today, so I snapped the booth. :)

Granny Annie -

I could do that. :) Thank you for think it would be a treat.

Yes - he did seem to drink all day!

Monet said...

No underwear! He always knows how to make me smile. I just found your blog this morning, and I'm glad I did! Thank you for sharing!

Betty Manousos said...

you're blessed, how sweet of you to volunteer, dear lynn.
what could possibly be more awesome!

big hugs!

G. B. Miller said...

I can honestly say that I've now met a true and genuinely warm "Mouth of the South".

Snaggle Tooth said...

What a cool gig you have! I bet you have alot of blind listeners. I can't imagine what I'd do without watching tv myself- You even get fun things to read the folks!
Maybe you should look into audio book recording. Maybe it pays alot better than your printing job, or could supplement your income.

Louvregirl said...

Yes! TMI! Definitely. I love (love) that you are reading book reviews and material aloud over the radio! Way (too) cool, Lynn. :-)

Riot Kitty said...

What a neat little narrative! (I mean your volunteer gig, not the underwear part.)

Chatty Crone said...

What a great way to volunteer Lynne - great cause.

And no underwear - who knew???

Lynn said...

Monet -

Thank you for coming by - you have a lovely blog yourself.

Betty -

Big hugs to you!

Lynn said...

G -

Ha! And thank you. :)

Snaggle -

I'm thinking most anything pays more than printing. :) I might look into that.

lg -

Thank you - I love doing it.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

It was fun to do. :)

Sandie -

Why would anyone not want to wear underwear??? :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh so a fellow dj then? How cool. I bet you have a great many listeners!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - what a great thing to do - and obviously a lot of fun, as well as so educative ..

I think that might be right for Papa Hemingway ... his wife used to hoover naked and do the housework naked? While he wrote - wearing who knows what?! To drunk to put on clothes?

Cheers Hilary