Have you heard the news? This week is Audiobook Week, as hosted by Jen from Devourer of Books! All week long, she will be hosting giveaways and celebrating the awesomesauce that are audiobooks. I hope to participate on most of the discussion questions and at least one or two of the reviews. My goal is to finish at least one more audiobook this week as well.
Without further ado, I give you the first discussion question!
Ideas: Why do you like them, why did you first try them, why have you NOT tried them, etc.
I just recently started to listen to audiobooks. I did it because so many other bloggers were raving about them and how much more they read because of them. I started with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, moved on to David Baldacci’s Divine Justice, and was soon addicted. See, I listen at work. It helps drown out the noise in cubicle land, helps pass the time when I am bored or when I am working on something mindless. I listened to one audiobook during a road trip one weekend and found that the time on the road all but disappeared. It makes the boredom of driving by yourself seem a thing of the past. I have not quite gone around to listening while doing household chores, but I’m guessing that this is the next step. I have checked out three audiobooks from the library and downloaded two or three from Audible and cannot wait to get to them all. If you have not added audiobooks to your reading repoirtoire, I highly recommend them!
However, this is one person’s opinion. What are your thoughts on audiobooks? Share them here and on Jen’s site. It’s time to celebrate audiobooks!!
Yes, I discovered that on a recent solo trip. I have also started enjoying them on my daily commute. I find I am at work before I know it!
I love them for road trips. While the trip itself may be a little disheartening as I think of the long drive and the traffic, the audio itself excites me to want to get going.
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With Jim out of town this week, I'm using the commute to listen to one & I have one already on my iPod. I like the idea of ripping the CDs a little at a time.
I just got a bunch from the library and save them for a rainy day. It can take awhile to rip the cds, but I do it just every now and then.
I feel like I missed out on something great all these years! I'm glad I finally found out how wonderful they are!
I loved it this afternoon! I popped in my latest audiobook via CD and drove around town. It was wonderful.
Everyone keeps mentioning housework. I definitely need to get on board with that. LOL!
Is that what I need to get my house cleaner? I'm willing to try it because goodness knows it has been sorely neglected of late (I would rather blog and read…)
I was skeptical too when I first started. I picked one that was silly and listened very carefully. I have to clean the house tomorrow, so I will definitely be trying the listen-while-cleaning route.
I need to get more books on my iPod first. I have so few audio books and need to build up a library first. The ones I get from the library take forever to upload. With the kids gone, I will definitely be partaking even more!
I love audio books and have been listening to them for about (10) years. It's easy to multi-task and enjoy a book, so what a reader's dream 🙂
I would go nuts if I didn't have a book to listen to when driving alone.
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I love them and they make housework much less miserable!
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Since I've discovered audio books, my house is so much cleaner! I actually look forward to cleaning the bathrooms, dusting etc. And I do a much more thorough job too because I don't want to turn off my book!