What better time to bring back the tradition of reading aloud to each other in the evenings? This is an ongoing series of livestreams where I read aloud from a variety of fiction, from classic literature to ’90s sci-fi. Livestreamed week-daily, then archived for your enjoyment!
Near the beginning of the 2020 pandemic, I found myself quarantining alone in an AirBnB for two months. Desperate for a schedule, something to do, and a connection to the outside world, I started livestreaming myself reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice every day on Instagram (the only book I had with me!) It went so well that when I was able to return home, I decided to continue with Emma, but switched to YouTube so the streams could be archived. With no end to the pandemic in sight, I have continued to read as many days as I can, daily more often than not.
How do I listen?
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll (Begins September 21, 2020)
All readings are scheduled and streamed on my YouTube channel, and archived there afterward in playlists. Visit my Upcoming Streams to see what’s happening this week! You can also listen to the completed books by visiting their playlist.
Please note: These are not traditional audiobooks! In addition to reading the text, I make comments, joke with my off-camera roommate, and respond to the live chat. Adult language and cat cameos may occur.
Emma, Jane Austen (Read April – June, 2020)
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Read July, 2020)
*Original English translation by Katherine Woods
Short Works of Neil Gaiman (Read July, 2020)
Cowboy Feng’s Space Bar & Grille, Stephen Brust (Read July, 2020)
*Read with permission from the author
Persuasion, Jane Austen (Read August, 2020)