|Yay, audio books!|
To prep for this annual event I would get my dad to take me to the library and checkout The Pistachio Prescription by Paula Danzinger, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and It's Not the End of the World by Judy Blume on audio.
Throughout the years I have listened to audiobooks while making the very long commute from my home to University and later work (at the same University but by transit this time) and have really enjoyed it. The past five years though I have tried to incorporate more "reading" time by listening to more audiobooks. Now that I don't have to carry around a bunch of cassettes (ack, I have just dated myself) or CD discs (or the dread flip the cassette or add next CD) I find listening to books a lot more practical.
I clip on my iPod while I wash dishes, cook meals, do housework, while on the computer, in the car, before bed and at my old job I was able to listen to a book in a day or two while going about my usual work (no mistakes on any that work, either). And, it's not just simply listening to a book being read to me but finding a narrator that can suck you into the writing and make it come to life. Being a fan of theater and old time radio programs this is very important to me and I can be a bit picky. If a narrator can't engage me I will move on to another audiobook (and read the book at another time).
Audiobooks...yay or nay?
k (My Novelesque Life)