My husband and I went to Montana and Wyoming for our vacation. We decided that we would like to listen to audiobooks that take place in that area to "fit the mood" and to help deal with the long drive ahead of us (sixteen hours the first day and ten the next.) We found a series of books by C. J. Box. He writes about Joe Pickett, a Wyoming fish and game warden, so we chose a few of them to listen to. Great choice! Pickett and his family are likable characters, and the books themselves were "page turner" mysteries.
Audiobooks saved my neck. Literally! No more twisting around to the back seat reading picture books to my kids on long car trips. They saved my dignity too. No more trying – and failing – to do 20 different character voices complete with foreign accents and hearing, "Why can’t Daddy read to us?" Professional actors do a much better job reading stories than my husband and I ever could. Audiobooks made the miles fly by.
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air, the brilliant red and yellow maples, the amazingly clear blue skies and the anticipation of Thanksgiving. I look forward to the simplicity of this holiday—a chance to reflect and be thankful for all that we have including those we love. And of course, the food!
That is the question. Lately, I have had so many books that I just can't find the time to read all of them. Therefore, I have chosen to listen to some of them, and it's working out very well. I can read a book at home and listen to one when I am in the car. So, those of you who find it difficult to get through all of your books, try not reading. Listening works just as well.
MCPL's Reading Aloud Family Time (RAFT) program is just beginning. Any family who would like to participate can pick out two chapter books to read together as a family. Once your two books are read, you will receive a copy of the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for your home library!
A reader can make or break an audiobook for me. I found this out the hard way a long time ago, so I keep a list of bad readers. This means that I have a list of books to actually read myself because the voices on the audiobook nearly ruined the books.
Recently, I have started knitting again. I decided that instead of wasting my time playing Facebook games at night, I would actually create something. I have been doing pretty well at it if I say so myself. So far, I have completed a pair of socks (a new skill for me), a stole, two headbands, a cover-up, and a cowl. And while I knit, I listen to audiobooks on my MP3 player.
Books have been around for a very long time. I mean, a REALLY long time. Many people, myself included, have an eReader or a way to access digital books, even audiobooks. With all of this new technology used to read and access information, it’s easy to forget where this information started.