Familiar voices telling stories from boxes is very confusing, Miss Penny speaking.
Dogs have very sensitive hearing. I don’t admit this often, I prefer to think of myself as part human, but I am of the canine species. I have exceptional hearing, making it easy for me to hear and recognize voices from a distance. Eventually the person who belongs to the voice appears. I get excited and run round in circles. I am exceptionally cute so I get lots of loving.
However, recently I hear voices from boxes…
…such as laptops and phones and even when I preen myself to be the cutest little dog possible, either no one appears or they are in a little box on Susan’s laptop, that’s a thing called Zoom, a bunch of crazy people without bodies, just heads, I think it’s called ‘Unmute’ they say that a lot. Very weird indeed!
I did not think things could get more confusing but they did.
I am sitting on Susan’s knee, having a cuddle while she is rambling on reading her latest work, I’m supposed to listen but I get bored and snooze. Disturbed by the change in pace. I’m thinking this is really odd, Susan is definitely not moving her lips but she is narrating a story. Her words, in her voice, are coming from inside a box which might be her phone, and it’s not a phone call. Phone calls I’ve got used to.
Wait for it. This is truly amazing!
So, Susan explained to me that she has learned to record her story and play it back, a preamble to her next project, audio books, now that is neat.
Tune in to Susan’s Reader Group News next week and you will have the privilege of listening to the beginning of In the Wake of Sophie’s War,
Licks and paw shakes
P.S. Check out all Susan’s books on her website