Archive for May 2018


Matt Robinson is gone

May 30th, 2018 — 9:03pm

My gaming friend with cancer died a couple of weeks ago. I was worried that he’d be all alone, but his pastor (and good friend) was with him at the end.

Thank you again for helping to make his last few weeks so much more comfortable with your kind donations. He was incredibly touched and grateful to you all.

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crime! crime! crime!

May 26th, 2018 — 11:29pm

I’ve been on a huge (mostly foreign) crime drama kick. Some of my favorite series have been:

River (UK)
The Assassination of Gianni Versace (USA)
The Bridge (original Swedish version)
Trapped (Icelandic)
Below the Surface (Danish)
Unforgotten (UK)

And that’s only off the top of my head. I’ve watched lots that are more forgettable, and started a few that were unwatchable. But there are always more. I discovered most of them via the most amazing blog:

https://thekillingtimestv.wordpress.com

I’m on their mailing list, so every day I get several notifications of new blog posts. I love it that they let me know about upcoming series and start dates and other news. It’s a real treasure trove. And their reviews also give me an idea of which series I should probably skip, hahah. If you’re a crime/mystery/suspense fan, go and poke around on that blog!

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new old audiobook for you

May 24th, 2018 — 11:13pm

I just found a very old recording of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader! I probably recorded it in… 2003, maybe? You can hear Henry’s little voice sometimes, and I’m guessing he was about eight. Enjoy :)

(all chapters can be streamed here sequentially:
https://archive.org/details/kayrayreadstoyou6)

01 The Picture in the Bedroom
02 On Board the Dawn Treader
03 The Lone Islands
04 What Caspian Did There
05 The Storm and What Came of It
06 The Adventures of Eustace
07 How the Adventure Ended
08 Two Narrow Escapes
09 The Island of the Voices
10 The Magician’s Book
11 The Dufflepuds Made Happy
12 The Dark Island
13 The Three Sleepers
14 The Beginning of the End of the World
15 The Wonders of the Last Sea
16 The Very End of the World

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Audiobook Organization

May 6th, 2018 — 11:54am

I got frustrated by the disorganized pile of audiobooks on my “Kayray Reads to You” page so I started making sub-pages by author. I’m not finished yet, but here’s a start:

Susan Cooper:
-The Dark is Rising
-Greenwitch
-The Grey King

Helen Cresswell:
-Ordinary Jack
-Absolute Zero
-Bagthorpes Unlimited
-Bagthorpes V. the World
-Bagthorpes Haunted

Elizabeth Enright:
-The Saturdays
-The Four Story Mistake
-Then There Were Five
-Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze

Marjorie Flack:
-Walter the Lazy Mouse

Maud Hart Lovelace
-Betsy-Tacy
-Betsy-Tacy and Tib
-Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill

J.R.R. Tolkien:
-The Hobbit
-The Fellowship of the Ring
-The Two Towers
-The Return of the King

E.B. White
-The Trumpet of the Swan

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There are a few books that don’t have their own page yet but I’ll get them done soon. I also plan to make a podcast feed for each author so that the books are even easier to download into your smart phone.

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