To the right, you will see I am celebrating the fact that June is audiobook month. I like to listen to audiobooks, myself. It has been my ongoing delight to get to read the audio versions of my last four books.
It is a great and lasting pleasure, and those of you have supported this habit of mine by listening and buying and telling folks and saying so on the interwebs at the tweeter or the audible.com or WHERE EVER, well, I like you. Best. Let’s make out.
If you put your eyes right, you will see that I have for the VERY first time, audiobookread (totally a word) an audiobook that I did not personally write with my own mind and fingers. It was WEIRD and EXCITING to do.
It was like trying to ride around for five days inside Lydia Netzer’s brain truck, and Oh, beloveds, that is one freaked out, unstoppable, bald, autistic-genius, space-invading, murderous, robotic, secret-holding MOTHER of a truck. It has wings, and magic beans in the glove compartment, and I think something excitable is alive and rustling around down under the seat.
The book is SHINE SHINE SHINE, and I love it an inordinate amount. I tried my best to do it a modicum of justice when I was reading it. If you want to listen to the first chapter, you can, right now, for free, just by clicking on the beautiful picture of the audio book cover to the right. The link will only work in June because…say it with me. JUNE IS AUDIOBOOK MONTH.
SHINE SHINE SHINE launches July 17th.
You can pre-order the whole rest of the audiobook HERE.
If you have an AUDIBLE DOT COM membership, you can DL it there and on the iTunes and suchlike places on July 17th.
If you prefer to read it quietly to yourself with your eyes, you can request it from your local Indie HERE, and PS supporting your local indies increases your overall sex appeal by 37%. True science. They can also hook you up with that audio version. JUST SAYING.
It was poles.
I used to wonder about people with birdfeeders and all their DAMN SQUIRREL talk because, to me, back then, in my innocent halcyon pre-owning-a-bird-feeder years, I thought to myself, “OH, well, dummy, if you put food out of course the little squirrels will come and have a share. How silly if you to think otherwise. And squirrels are NICE and have fuzzy tales. Stand DOWN!”
HA. I see now I was naïve. Squirrels are AWFUL. I have a SWARM of huge ‘roid ragey overfed ones that begin swirling around my birdfeeder THE SECOND I FILL IT, like hairy sharks. Sometimes they hang from it with their bottoms dangling like rounded water droplets with their skinny heads and shoulders in the holes, chewing and chewing and chewing.
BUT the worst is when one gets on top and sticks his little arm in and SCOOPS AND SCOOPS AND SCOOPS, hurling and scattering all the feed out onto the grass where the sleek sharky swarm of OTHER squirrels and un-pole-climbing chipmunks wait to gobble it up in a feed-orgy of seed-licious narcissism.
Today the most beautiful cardinal in the history of EVER came by, and had to peck at the three little pieces left behind by the unending squirrelly predations. And I bet they had squirrel suck on them. Hmf.
I am thinking of buttering the pole? But then they would be all MMMM BUTTER and I would have a host of them standing around licking and licking and LICKING and I do not want to SEE that.
HOW DO I REPEL SQUIRRELS???? and PS do not forget to PRE ORDER THE AUDIOBOOK. It is the right thing to do.