When Cold Weather Strikes, Wrap Up with an Audiobook!
January 21, 2014
These past few days, I have been wondering where all the warmth has gone. It seems like just earlier this week, I was enjoying a leisurely bicycle ride and picnic in the park, now my hands become icicles within seconds of being outside. As a funny happenstance, I unknowingly began to listen to an audiobook earlier this week that is now turning out to be quite timely in its subject matter. I had heard about Between Shades of Gray; it's a historical fiction book based around the time of the holocaust. If there’s anything I love, it’s historical fiction based in that time frame.
I checked it out and downloaded it onto my little Netbook from OverDrive, and have since spent many hours reading while I do other tasks. My favorite pairing is to either knit or crochet while listening, doing so gives both my head and my hands something to do. Of course, I have also spent a considerable amount of time working on personal projects or even cooking dinner and doing the dishes, all while reading! That’s the beauty of audiobooks! They’re perfectly suited for those of us who sometimes struggle with sitting still, or those who have so much to do that they don’t have time to simply sit and read. Now for the book, it’s a story of a family. So far, I’ve mainly heard about a woman, Mrs. Vilkas, and her two children, a 15-year-old daughter, Lina, and a 10-year-old son, Jonas. The story is told from the Lina’s perspective as she is taken with her family by soviet officers in the middle of the night and then transported to a forced labor camp.
As an audiobook, it is engaging. I’m always left with the struggle at the end of the night, whether to keep listening or to go to sleep. So, if historical fiction is what you like, then give this one a try. You might just enjoy it.
Red Bridge Branch