Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Confession





I have a confession to make. Shh, don't tell anyone.

I...uh...haven't finished a book in over a month. 

(crowd goes wild with outrage!)

I know. I know. A month?

But, you know what else?

It's because I am hopelessly, 110% addicted to...AUDIO BOOKS.

Yes. Yes. I know!

How did that happen?

Well, first, my time.  I simply don't have any. I sit down at the end of my day and read maybe 5 pages...TOPS! I've tried. I really have. I've picked up maybe 10 books in the last month, all of which, we're just fine. Some we're interesting and completely worthy of my time to finish.

And second....well, audio books are really, really satisfying. I feel like I am experiencing reading in such a different way. It's invigorating! I have picked a long string of really wonderful books that I had so much fun listening to. And I can do it all in my car!!

Reviews to come are Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, Wild by Cheryl Strayed and the Rob Lowe bio!

I guess I would be a bit more worried if I had not been listening as well but I do feel strangely fulfilled in my reading. I really do. I feel like I've opened up a giant door to a world of exciting imagination.

So, be patient, kind readers. You will see reviews from me but they will probably be of the audio variety more often than not.

Any new suggestions out there for me for great audio books?

Happy Reading (and listening!) and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child

12 comments:

luv46kdz said...

If audio works for you that's awesome! My sis in law only listens to audio with our book club, she just can't sit still and get into a book.

Paula

Marce said...

Love your confession, lol. I consider audio still 'reading' per say :-)

What is going on with us though, weird isn't it, like life just hit us out of the reading park.

BTW - I bought the Pea book for my daughter, we will read on weekend so I can tell you my thoughts. And her's of course.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Yay!

OMG sista I am SO with you.
I have no time till around 11:30pm at night and at that point I need to be concentrating on sleep, not reading.

I'm sooo addicted too and sooo happy you've come over to the audio side! Wahooo for another audio girl!

They are sooo satisfying aren't they?

I just started Night Circus. It's mega long but mega good so far. I'll let you know how it goes.

Buddha in the Attic is a shorty I grabbed for sometime in the future. (4 discs)

Have you checked out the http://www.audiobookjukebox.com/ yet?

Donna said...

Audio is just another form of a book. Just think of yourself as a person in the pre-television days when reading out loud in a family or group setting was entertainment. You are experiencing books, just in another format. No need to hang your head...just enjoy!

Ryan said...

You crack me up. A book is a book no matter what the format.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I completely understand. My life is kind of crazy right and I'm really enjoying audiobooks doing all the work for me. Plus, I love picking books where characters have accents and the narrator handles it better than I ever could.

Jenny said...

Whenever I really get into an audio book after not having "read" one for a while I get all excited. But then I won't finish another audio book forever! The only time I really listen is in the car, and I usually prefer to listen to music. I relaly want to listen more though!

christa @ mental foodie said...

Audio books are still "reading" to me :) Maybe I should give it a try again... just that I can seem to do 2 things at the same time, or I'd zone out of the audio... but then if I just close my eyes and listen, I fall asleep... then it's a pain to find out where I left it off lol.

carol said...

For me, finishing an audio book still counts as finishing a book. And you can do so much more while listening to a book- household work, walking the dog.

Paige said...

I just started listening to Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow. Nonfiction usually isn't my thing, but so far this one is pretty entertaining.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

that's awesome. I've never tried an audio book, but I really want too. A friend of mine had harry potter on his ipod and would fall asleep to it. haha At any rate, I REALLY want to read the Rob Lowe bio at some point.

-Lauren

Suzy said...

I agree with everyone that reading is reading, whether on the printed page, an eReader or listening in the car or iPod. Listening has helped me increase my enjoyment of books because I can read so much more! I see you are listening to Wild - I loved it and was sad when it ended. You recommended listening to Faith recently when I was in the store and it's in my iPod. So glad I discovered your blog!
Suzy