Thursday, December 13, 2007

In My Car...

I'm listening to books on CD in my car again. I just finished listening to Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, a book about his hiking journey on the Appalachian Trail. I'd read this book a few years back, because at the time I was fascinated by the thought of hiking the "AT." I enjoyed listening to the book this time. One of the things that bugged me, though, was that I thought the narrator on the CD was pronouncing "Appalachian" wrong, with a long A sound in the third syllable, rather than the short A sound that I use. I just learned, though, that the long A pronunciation is used in the northern part of the Appalachian mountain range that the Appalachian Trail is named for, while the short A pronunciation is used in the southern part of the range. It turns out that Bill Bryson is from New Hamsphire, and I'm in North Carolina, of course, hence the difference in pronunciation.

Now I'm listening to Two for the Dough, by Janet Evanovich. George's Aunt Gail recommended this mystery series to me, so I'm going through them while in the car, since I have a longer commute now. I've already listened to One for the Money.

1 comment:

rachel c said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I am hoping to meet Susan Blech as I found out we live in the same part of NYC! I can't wait. Good luck with the Rice Diet. I was at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center for five weeks and am now hoping to continue working towards good health ont the outside world. Good luck with your quest as well. I think a little faith and a lot of hard work with get us all to the place we want to be. Best, Rachel