I’ve been using MacBook for close to a year now and am very happy with it. But as with most things, it does have a flaw: I cannot borrow and listen to WMA audiobooks from the library through Overdrive because it requires Windows. Now, my family still has a Windows computer standing around at home, so I’ve been thinking about getting an iPod nano for my audiobook listening fix and syncing that up with the computer.
Has anyone here been borrowing audiobooks through Overdrive and listening to them on the latest generation iPod nano? If yes, how did that work out for you?
"Maybe there is more truth in how you feel than in what actually happens."
— Ann Brashares
It’s hard to face reality, so we just keep on dreaming instead.
"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes."
— Frieda Norris
From now on, most of my French-related posts will migrate to myfrenchvoice.tumblr.com. Follow me there, if you will.
In the end I succumbed and watched the whole video that I posted in my previous entry. I should have been long asleep by now but it was just too interesting. There was the usual talk about the ties between language and culture, and also views on bilingualism. What especially intrigued me though was how children could completely forget a language and why they would choose to do so. This was reminiscent of my own experience of refusing to speak French after my family had moved away from France. Also, there were snippets on the ease of learning of a forgotten language later on if there is the desire to do so and how there could still be aural memories which aid in the reacquisition of said language. A whole range of ideas were presented that I now want to read up on during my summer break.