First things first – the raffle for the Paddy’s Day RAPS closed last night and I have just put all the names in the
hat randompicker to determine the shrine winner.
Congratulations to Eugeal. The shrine will go in the post asap. And many thanks to everyone who chimed in on Paddy’s Day! It’s been great fun making the shrine – I am actually quite keen on making the little boxes of love at the moment, so there will sure come more of them in the future. (They are great lockdown projects because I have all the material at hand that I need for them… And there is a certain amount of escapism involved, too, as I can dream up scenarios that distract from the current state of the world.)
But moving on to some RA news.
RA speaks to Harlan Coben
Astrovian has done it again and captured the interview between RA and Harlan Coben that is tucked onto Coben’s latest audio book release Win. The interview apparently is not available in all markets even though the audio book is.
I really don’t get Audible’s strategy there, but well, it’s not the first time. Since the audio book is not performed by RA, I wasn’t going to shell out on the book, so I am very grateful to Astrovian for sharing. – “Interview” is a bit of a misnomer, though. The clip is more of a conversation between the two, and all the better for that. While Richard is the one who asks the questions, he does react to Coben’s answers and elaborates on his own experience and perspective on audio books, recording, book adaptations etc. That makes for an interesting chat. Many such celebrity conversations come across as an exchange of compliments between two celebs, but this one is not overly so. Sweet: Coben also throws in a reference to the “Armitage Army” at the end. He knows that part of the audience well, at this point. Richard, of course, ignores the invitation to comment *haha*.
One of my takeaways from the recording is, however, that I might actually cave in and read Stay Close. Coben says that the TV adaptation will have changes and a different twist at the end, which would make the show interesting for people who have read the book, too…
And a moan…
Finally, the Gutenberg Block Editor has caught up with me, too. The new editor has been in place since 2018, but up until a couple of days ago, self-hosted blogs still had the option of using the Classic Editor. That option is now only available to Business Plan blogs. What can I say? *meh* I hate having to adjust to a new way of writing my posts. At this stage, it feels really weird without the familiar tool bars left and right but the white expanse of an empty screen that has to be filled with words and pictures. Over time, I know that I will get used to it, but right now I am clicking around wildly, trying to find the familiar buttons and tools to create the post the way I like it. Arrrrgh… changes… are probably necessary to keep the mind young. Or that’s what I am telling myself 😉