Back in December, I told you all that I was trying out some Great Courses lessons via Audible. Well, I did. And I quit. 

A couple hours into my lesson on Buddhism, I was bored to tears. The professor just couldn’t hold my interest and I didn’t enjoy not having any visual elements to accompany the verbal. 

I looked into it and found these books were still new enough purchases that i could exchange them for other Audible content. The only issue with that was I didn’t want to reactivate my account and be paying $15 a month and you need an active account for exchanges.

Today, though, I saw a special that gave me four months at a pretty steep discount. Considering that gets me one free book credit as well as two free Audible Originals per month, I figured why not. Consider my account reactivated... for four months anyway. 

I immediately used a credit to get Robot Rights, a book by my former professor Dr. David Gunkel, to whom I introduced you all a month or so ago.


I’ve been intrigued by this book for a while and, as audiobooks seem to be the only way I get anything read anymore, this seemed like a good choice.

I’ve also been editing the heck out of my old wishlist and adding a few new ones here and there, like...

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I’m intrigued by the series coming out soon on Hulu and it seems everyone I know has read it, so why not?

Caging Skies by Christine Leunens

This book is the basis for Jojo Rabbit, a movie I have yet to see but really want to. 

Forward: Stories of Tomorrow by several people 

I love Blake Crouch and Andy Weir and have heard really good things about the writing of Veronica Roth and N.K. Jemisin. Plus these are short stories on a theme and are edited by Crouch, as I’m told.

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Another book I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about and it’s narrated by the immortal Joe Morton. Win!

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Between the cheeky title and the subtitle and what it’s actually about, this could be an intriguing read, er, listen. 

Anything else you all think I should add to the list? 


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Kevin Spencer

I want to see JoJo Rabbit. I love everything Taika Waititi does.


I’m halfway through it and love it.

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