Friday, July 03, 2009

My First Vlog!

Following the vlogs are links to websites and books mentioned. I thought I added captions to the vlogs, but they disappeared into the ether. Maybe next time!

TBR Vlog Pt. 1

TBR Vlog Pt. 2

Links to the websites I mentioned:

Dolce Bellezza (Bellezza) Hosts the Japanese Literature Challenge
In Spring it is the Dawn (Tanabata) "Reading Japan" titles
Stainless Steel Droppings (Carl V.) Host of the R.I.P. Challenge
Things Mean a Lot (Nymeth) John Green reviews
Musings of a Bookish Kitty (Literary Feline) Reviews of Walt Longmire mysteries by Craig Johnson

Books mentioned:

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa
The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson
Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami
Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse
Japanese Gothic Tales by Izumi Kyoka
Snow Country by Yasunari Kowabata
Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Akinari Ueda
I Am a Cat by Soseki Natsume

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
The Seance by John Harwood

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch by Neil Gaiman
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Silk by Alessandro Baricco
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
The Dark Horse by Craig Johnson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson


  1. Wow, Terri, I'm so impressed! First of all, what a great video presentation you've made and posted. The pronounciation of names, titles and authors is awesome; I wouldn't know where to begin on some of those Japanese authors. Secondly, you have an incredilbe pile of books! I can personally vouch for Coin Locker Babies and Tales of Moonlight and Rain. But, I want to join you in reading Black Rain, Snow Country and I Am A Cat. What fun!

  2. Looks great, Terri. When I view it, there is a sync issue. Your words are coming out at the same time as your lips are moving. I don't know if it is just me or not.

    That's quite a list. Let me know what you think about those ghost stories!

  3. Bellezza: I can't wait for the Japanese Literature Challenge -- could you tell?!

    Mary-LUE: I could see/hear the sync problem but don't know what caused it. If you or Paul have any clue I'd be interested so I can avoid this next time. I don't know if it was caused by a setting somewhere or what. The video and audio record at the same time so you'd think this wouldn't be an issue. I was just glad to have relative success this time.

  4. How cool is that! I enjoyed your vlog post, Terri. Like Dolce Bellezza, I was quite impressed with your pronunciation of the Japanese authors' names. I'm a butcher when it comes to most names--even seemingly easy ones.

    It was neat hearing my blog mentioned. Thank you. I am looking forward to reading The Dark Horse.

    I hope you enjoy Ghostwriter. I really liked that one. I'm looking forward to someday reading Seance.

    I hope you have a great weekend, Terri!

  5. Nice job!! And it looks like ou have some great stuff to read. I looked at "I Am A Cat", but after reading the end (which I do with animal books because I'm scared to read them) I decided I wouldn't be able to deal with it. I hope you like it, because it looks really good. Aside from my trouble with the end. :-)


  6. LOVED the vlog! I wish I were brave enough to do one :P You have some great reading lined up for both the Japanese Lit Challenge and RIP. Black Rain is definitely not a happy read, but it's a memorable one. And you have the same edition of We Have Always Lived in the Castle as I do. The cover is indeed awesome. Just a reminder, though: don't read the intro first! It's full of spoilers.

    Also, you made me want to read The Seance! Gothic and Victorian definitely sound good to me too. I so hope you enjoy Alaska! Oh, and don't worry, I'm not sure how my blog nickname is pronounced either :P

  7. Love the vids, Terri! And the books in the background make a nice touch.

    I do have I Am A Cat in my TBR. :D

  8. Literary Feline: I do have a confession ... I'm not sure if I pronounced most of those names correctly or not! Glad to hear you liked Ghost Writer. I can't wait to read both of the Harwood books.

    Lezlie: Oh my. I'll brace myself for the ending of I Am a Cat!

    Nymeth: Thank you for the reminder about the intro in Shirley Jackson. Don't need spoilers!

    Alice: Thanks! I thought the book towers would be a nice visual. I glad to hear others have I Am a Cat yet to read. How fun!

  9. Welcome to the world of vlogging! :)

    I read Snow Country and Tales of Moonlight and Rain for the last Japanese lit challenge!

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle is AWESOME. So Awesome. And I really enjoyed both of the Harwood books!

    I've also read and loved Looking for Alaska and Silk.

  10. Terri! It's so great to "meet" you. :) I love that bloggers are starting to do vlogs--it's so fun to put a face to the posts and comments. I agree with the others that you present yourself so well.

    I'm really excited for the Japanese Challenge as well--totally addicted to it! I've only read Snow Country from your list, but i have my eye on Rashomon and Black Rain.

    Hope you ahve a great day--you've definitely given me a big smile!

  11. Congratulations on your first vlog! I haven't attempted to do that yet.
    You have some great books there. I look forward to hearing all about them.

  12. Y'all are sweet! Thank you for the encouragement. It took me awhile to gather my courage and put myself on video :o)

  13. Great job on your first vlog! I look forward to seeing more of them in the future. :)
    And thank you for the kind mention. I'm interested in some of those titles as well, and can't wait to read more Japanese literature over the next few months. Hope you enjoy your selections.

  14. Great vlog! Lots of fun, and that is one huge pile of books you and your hubbie have awaiting you!

    I'll definitely be doing the R.I.P. Challenge again this year, beginning on Sept. 1st! Which will be here before we know it! Yay!!!