Morning Meanderings… Late Kick Off To Audio Book Week
HI all! I missed the official kick off to Audio Book week yesterday so today I will play some catch up…. here is what yesterdays topic was:
Are you new to audiobooks in the last year? Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year? Favorite titles? New times/places to listen? This is your chance to introduce yourself and your general listening experience.
I discovered audio books about three years ago. Prior to that – I thought they were something outdated and something my aunt and uncle who travel from California to Minnesota each spring in an RV listen to (and that part is true…)
And then – I received an audio book for review and a whole new world was opened to me. I know there are many of you out there who have told me that you just cant get into audio – you can not focus, it’s boring… I have heard all of the things you said…
But listen up. I don’t sit and listen to audio. I listen to it while I mow the lawn which really passes the time and keeps it interesting. I listen to it while I cook and it keeps me patient and in the kitchen (two things I am not good at), I listen to it while I get ready in the morning in the morning for work and while I drive and I LOVE it. Audio books triple (yes, triple) my reading each year.
My challenge to you – please try it. My recommendations are:
80′s lovers – you will not go wrong with Ready Player One – Will Weaton is awesome!
mystery lovers – it was the James Patterson (wait wait here me out…)Michael Bennett series that hooked me!
Chick Lit – Joshyln Jacksons books are so fantastic and she reads them herself – southern fun! Backseat Saints, Gods In Alabama…. soooo good!
Historical Fiction – 11-22-63 was so amazing – yes its long yes its worth it!
For fun – Lucia! Lucia! By Adriana Trigiani sooooo good!
Non Fiction – Rob Lowes Things I only Tell My Friends and The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
How do you decide what you’ll listen to? Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and what in print?
A lot of the time I look at other reviews to see what people are listening to and what they think of it. Jen (Devourer Of Books) has a Sound Bites meme that each Friday she has people link up their audio books they have listened to that week. This is a great resource when you are looking for your next great listen. It seems like I am always pr using Audible.com looking for something great to listen to.
This time of year seems like I mostly listen as I am so active outside and on the go. When it comes to choosing if I will read of listen to something many times I will hear about something wonderful on audio and then go that route – other times it could be a book club book I know I will not have time to sit and read so I will download it on audio. Audio books truly help me “read” more books then I ever could before.
So that is the first two days of the audio book week. I hope to post an audio review later today. To check out more on audio book week stop over and see Devourer Of Books posts.
This morning I am on my way to do my day 3 training for a half marathon this fall. The past two days of training have been good but I have a long way to go. I have walk/jogged the training session (3 miles) each day and cant wait until it fills a little smoother, a little more natural. I will keep you posted.