Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Wednesday Discussion: Are You an Audiobook Junkie?
As writers, we're readers. So it goes without saying, we're book addicts! And what better way to feed our addiction (when we don't have time to sit quietly and read) than with an audiobook?
If you haven't tried Playaways, the palm sized digital audiobooks, I highly recommend them! They're available at bookstores and libraries. Since they are a tad pricey, I use the selection available at the library. All that's required for use is a set of headphones and one AAA battery.
Years ago (before kids), when I worked full time, I had a half hour commute each way. That long drive allowed me time to listen to books on tape, which I absolutely loved doing!
I hadn't thought about listening to a novel, when not riding in a car, until I discovered Jennifer Hoffine's blog, YA Audiobook Addict. Jennifer provides recommendations for YA Romance, Contemporary, Supernatural, Fantasy, SCi-Fi, and Historical audiobook fans.
Audiobooks have made my morning runs more enjoyable, but that's not all! Listening to them is a great way to pass the time while doing those mundane things that life requires, like housework, ironing and folding laundry. And since reading is part of writing, I feel like I'm doing something productive, while involved in something I hate (like cleaning toilets).
I made a New Year's resolution to read one book a week. Now with Playaways, I can. And the added bonus, I can enjoy housework--well, kind of--okay not really. But it's not nearly as bad while entertained by a wonderful story!
Disclaimer: I can't guarantee that listening to an audio book will make you appear as glamorous as the lovely model above.
Do you listen to Playaways, and are you an audiobook junkie? Tweet me @: maria_mckenzie. Thanks for stopping by!