>God bless audiobooks

>I spent two hours this afternoon undergoing a root canal with only novocaine as my friend. And an audiobook, Sophie Kinsella's Confessions of a Shopoholic, really very dopey but just the thing for the circumstances. I had wondered if I would be able to concentrate enough amidst the drilling and tugging and ER-like passing of pointy instruments between the dentist and his assistant, but it was eerily easy: what was actually going on in my life during that time so was so completely alienating and out of my hands that I escaped quite thoroughly into the story. You should try it.
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton
Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.
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Anonymous

>I can't believe I never thought of that! I'm going for the second half of (get this) re-doing an old root canal (not enough to get it done once) next week and will take my audiobook. Thanks!

Jeanette Larson

Posted : Sep 05, 2007 09:13


Roger Sutton

>Gotta go back today :-( But I think this is the painless part.

Posted : May 10, 2007 02:15


Mama Squirrel

>Hope your mouth is feeling better by now!

Mama Squirrel, veteran of two root canals (sans audio distractions)

Posted : May 10, 2007 11:56


Elizabeth

>Ok, I reread my old paperback copy of Is That You, Miss Blue? during a colonoscopy yesterday. I defy anyone to top that. And the book is already very funny, but with the drugs I was on it was HILARIOUS.

Posted : May 04, 2007 12:26


MotherReader

>Well Mr. Selznick, now we know why. Because someone might need to listen to the book during a trip to the dentist.

Roger, I'm surprised at your audiobook choice - and I think I like you just a little bit more now. I hate the dentist, and I will try this audiobook thing next time.

Posted : May 03, 2007 10:38


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