Shaken or stirred?

6th June 2011

“Do I look like I give a damn?”

There are a few things you should know about me. I don’t eat seafood. I love champagne. And I have two great loves: Cary Grant and Daniel Craig. Yes, ladies, I am a lover of James Bond. Before Daniel Craig stepped into the recently-revised James Bond role, I still loved the films. (Sean Connery was my favorite until now.) Yes, they could be cheesy and appallingly sexist, but I loved the chase scenes, M, and the gadgets. When the rugged, psychological James Bond in Casino Royale came out, I thought “yes, please” and watched it way too many times.

So a couple weeks ago when Jennifer from Literate Housewife posted this teaser, I knew I was in – no matter what it was. I mean, I was pretty sure it had to do with reading, but hell, if it made me do some sort of crazy scavenger hunt to prove my love, I was ok with it.

Today she posted the Shaken, Not Stirred audiobook challenge, where each month participants will listen to an Ian Fleming James Bond novel narrated by Simon Vance, and then have a viewing party of the film via Twitter. June is Audiobook Month, and while I don’t often listen to audiobooks, I will definitely be diving in for this.

Why don’t I often listen to audiobooks, you may ask. Good question. I used to listen to them a lot when I had a commute. Now I have a 10-minute commute, so it seems pointless. However, I am going to attempt to download Casino Royale on my iPhone from audible today and listen while I’m at work. I’ll let you know how it goes…

Keep in mind, you do not have to have a blog in order to participate. Even if you just want to comment, there is a way for you to sign up and do that too. So come on, you only live twice…

jenn aka the picky girl 009

  • That sounds so fun! I loved Casino Royale and thought Daniel Craig made a great James Bond. I listen to audiobooks even though I literally have a five minute commute. Needless to say I return them late to the library a lot.

    • pickygirl

      I returned a lot late, too. It never fails I get too many when I have no time, or too few when I do.

  • I love Daniel Craig too! And he’s also my favorite Bond ๐Ÿ™‚

    • pickygirl

      You and me both…. *drool*

  • I am so glad you are on board! Simon Vance is my favorite narrator and I hope you find his narration brings James Bond alive.

    I’m a complete Bond virgin. I have feeling this is going to be a wild ride. I can’t wait!

    • pickygirl

      What? I cannot believe that. I think I skipped over that part in your post. You are going to love it!

  • I’ve never seen a James Bond film or read one of the books. (Please don’t hate me!) But is it just me or in that photo, does Daniel Craig resemble Viggo Mortenson?

    • pickygirl

      Well then you should join in – at least for the viewing. Casino Royale is my favorite Bond movie. I don’t see the resemblance but that may just be because Daniel Craig totally obliterates any logical thought from me… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Me neither. I haven’t seen or read any of the Bond films/books. But I did drool when I saw daniel Craig walking out of the water in one of the previews. He is hot. hot. hot. hot.

    • pickygirl

      Oh. My. Gosh. Right? He is unbelievable.