Thursday, July 8, 2010

Recording my Book?

Hi everyone, I have a question for you.  Please excuse my technical idiocy.  I need to record my book somehow for my grandmother to listen to.  She has a CD player that she uses to listen to books from the library.  I believe she also has a tape player.  I got rid of my old boom box/tape recorder at our yard sale and have no way to record this now.  Any suggestions?

There is a webcam/microphone in my laptop but I have no clue how to use them. This particular model is supposed to have problems with the microphone anyway, but I didn't expect to use it so I didn't care when I bought it.  (HP Pavilion). I don't own an iPod or anything like that.  Any ideas?

Can I just say that I totally envy people who have all this technology?  Fancy cell phones that do everything but the laundry, iPods, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, MP-whatsises, Droids, PSP's, Wiis, DVR's, and God knows what else?

Okay, my son has a PSP but we don't know how to use any of the advanced features on it and he's upset that it can't connect to other players or take photos like a DS can, so now he wants a DS.  Not happening.  That's the problem with technology.  It never works the way you want it to, and there's always something better or newer.


  1. I'm not good with technology, so I can't help you. It's a wonderful idea to record your book for your grandmother. :)

  2. Why not go read it to her in person? I mean, doesn't your GRANDMOTHER at least deserve that little bit of respect?


    - Eric

  3. You need a car boot sale - or an charity shop - lots of useful old technology there. It beats you trying to master the new and then explaining it all to your Granny. ;)

  4. Eric, I would be happy to! I am going there in a couple of weeks. She lives about 450 miles (2 states over) away with my sister. However, I am not sure that I will be able to spend that much time sitting and reading to her while all the family want to do things together, as well. Plus my mom is depending on my help to prepare for G'ma's 99th birthday bash!

    And she has a tendency to fall asleep.

    But yeah, I'd love to read it to her in person!

  5. (Also, when I think it about it, it might be awkward in person. She might feel obligated to let me keep reading even if she doesn't like it. And she can listen to a recording at her convenience, not just when I have time to read.)


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