My Favorite Audiobooks

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Here's to You P.D. James

I have always been a fan of British writers. There is something about reading books that take you to a different time and place. I am a bit of an Anglophile anyway, so anything involving the tiny island across the pond calls to me. I love Val McDermid, Peter Robinson, and especially P.D. James. Currently in her eighties, James has published over 20 books. Since 1962, she has been charming us with the Inspector Dalgliesh mysteries.

"Electronic Resource? What the Heck Is an Electronic Resource?"

Ever been searching the catalog and come across a listing that says Electronic Resource?  Do you sit there and say to yourself, “What the heck does that mean? Can I get this or not?”

Well the answer is yes. While "electronic resource" can mean a few of different things, the upshot is that the title is usually available, just not physically.

How to Beat the Traffic!!!!

With all the construction around town right now, I have a sure-fire way to beat the traffic.  Audiobooks!!!!  I have a 45 minute drive to work everyday and it really helps the ride seem less tedious.  Not only do I get to hear a great story, some of the narrators are so great, I don’t think it would matter what they read, I would listen to it. 

Things I've Discovered While Working at the Library, Part 1: How to Go to College in My Car

One of the great things about working at a library is that I come across all sorts of things in our collection, things that I'd never known were out there.  I'll be sharing some of my finds with you here in this and future blog posts. 

No Time to Read? Here’s Your Solution!

When I was busy working, curling up with a good book was a luxury. Luckily, a friend and fellow bibliophile gave me the audiobook Tears of the Giraffe. I was hooked! A new and rewarding dimension of books opened to me.

Derider, Declawed, and Converted

It does not seem all that long ago that some people viewed audiobooks with derision, unless, of course, they were motivational, inspirational, or “How To” audios like "How to Make a Ton of Money in 30 Days or Less". Sad to say, I was one of those unenlightened, narrow-minded readers who believed fiction should ALWAYS be read, NOT listened to. Who knew what a wide range of scenarios these books would fit in?

Goodbye Dog Days Of Summer: Hello Football and Chili

Although the expression “the dog days of summer” has nothing to do with dogs, dogs have the right ideas about how to endure the sultry days of summer: pant and lie as flat on the ground as possible to avoid the heat.

Eat, Pray, Love & Blog

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India & Indonesia, is an interesting read.  Author, Elizabeth Gilbert writes an honest, open, and amusing memoir detailing a yearlong trip of self-healing from personal hardships. To achieve this process of recovery, she travels to Italy for pleasure, India for devotion, and Indonesia to balance the two.