How turning pages in a library bathtub led me to this new chapter
One of my favorite memories of growing up is of me and my mom reading in a giant, red, clawfoot bathtub that lived in the middle of my elementary school library. It was the 90's and germs weren't as scary to me and my mother back then (both of us are highly particular, especially during these COVID-19 days -- oh, and this was before we experienced the head lice "right of passage", too). The tub was filled with cushy throw pillows but left enough room for "Mommy and me" to cuddle and tear through the stack of books next to us, which were always carefully handpicked. I can't count the number of times we practiced this ritual but it certainly got me into books BIG time.
For 20+ years I've been working in multiple genres of VO professionally. Dubbing (anime, yay!), promo, commercial, explainer, DRTV, IVR, ASMR...literally almost every category. Only last year did audiobooks find me and, from my experience so far, it feels like a really good fit.
While my mom and I are self-isolating (it's been more than half a year since we've seen each other in person), and we're not venturing out to libraries so much these days, perhaps we can individually fill our tubs with pillows and enjoy a good audiobook together via zoom.