Month: April 2011

“Letter to a Hindu” by Leo Tolstoy

Source: (part 1 | 2 | 3 )Length: 39 minutesReader: Michael Scott The story: This open letter, also known as “A

From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp

Source: Assistive Media (mp3)Length: 2 hr 35 minutesReader: David Erdody The book: I first heard about From Dictatorship to Democracy in

“St. George and the Dragon” by Jacobus de Voragine

Source: Storynory (mp3)Length: 7 minutesReader: Natasha The story: Saint George’s feast day is April 23rd. When I think of the

Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace

Source: LibriVox (zipped mp3s)Length: 23 hours, 22 minutesReader: Mark F. Smith The book: Nowadays, Ben-Hur is mostly known as the

Follow Friday

As part of an effort to find new blogs and help others find mine, I’m participating in Follow Friday, hosted

“The Library of Babel” by Jorge Louis Borges

Source: (mp3)Length: 21 minutesReader: George Guidall The story: I’ve always dreamed of a massive home library, with books lining

Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

Source: Lit2Go (iTunesU link)Length: Approx. 4 hoursReader: Lorraine Montgomery The book: Have you ever stopped to consider the world from

“There is No Frigate Like a Book” by Emily Dickinson

Source: LibriVox (mp3)Length: 37 secondsReader: Becky Miller The poem: Being a dedicated reader, I’ve always liked this short, simple poem

“When the Towers Fell” by Galway Kinnell

Source: The Poetic Voice (mp3)Length: 20 minutesReader: Galaway Kinnell The poem: Galway Kinnell is a Pulitzer Prize and National Book

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month in the United States, when people are encouraged to read poems, write poems, and celebrate poets and