Wednesday, November 09, 2011


I've never been into audiobooks.  I've tried to listen to them in the past but usually my need to sing in my car (the acoustics in the car are amazing) wins.  All that time running, on the stationary bike or elliptical?  Yep, music.
But this week I'm stitching in a costume shop.  It's not really a chatty space nor is it a dance break space.  I thought I was going to be locked away by myself labeling Christmas Carol but instead I'm sewing in the room on actual costumes.  So I downloaded some audiobooks.

How have I not been listening to audiobooks more often?  Also do you count audiobooks on your reading list on Goodreads?  What about books you're re-reading?

Here's what I listened to so far this week.

Matched by Ally Condie- How have I not read this book sooner?  I thought this story was more than just a YA dystopian novel.  I thought it was a beautiful story about the need to create things and the importance of writing and words.  I thought it was amazing and now I can't wait to read Crossed.

Strings Attached by Judy Blundell- I found myself totally wrapped up in the suspenseful parts of this story.  I'd been wanting to read this book since I saw another blogger talk about it.  It deals with lots of things I love.  Theater, following a dream.  There is also the added suspense of a mystery when the main character is given a place to stay in NYC by a mob lawyer.
Strings Attached

You know what I love?  When my coworkers read the YA books I love.  One of my coworkers just read The Hunger Games.  She loved them.  It usually takes them a while to read them, you know like when they hit Twilight or Hunger Games popularity.  But I always get that cool kid feeling like "Oh yeah I read that ages ago."  I wonder if I'll be lending them all my copy of the Matched trilogy in a couple years.


Barbara Watson said...

I'm not an audio book person (but I do read aloud to my two MG age kids ALL THE TIME!). So I guess I make my own version of audio books. The reason I don't do audio books on my own is a personality issue: I can't concentrate when I can't see the words; I need both the visual and the audio, then I'm fine.

And I love that you're spreading word on YA. I love when I do that with MG!

Meredith said...

So much fun when YA books go mainstream, isn't it? Can't wait to read Crossed!

Julie said...

I can totally relate as I can't stand listening to audio books while I'm driving, it's all music for me. I have tried listening to books in the car and I always end up in a trance and nearly fall asleep LOL.

These books both sound great, I'm going to check them out.

Have a great weekend! :)