Monday, June 25, 2012

Audio Book Week

It's Audio Book Week!  and you know what that means we'll be talking all things audio this week  here at the Friday Friends Blog.

First...just so you know, Audio Book Week is hosted by  Jen at Devourer of Books and we are very excited to be participating again. Be sure and hop on over and see what everyone else is saying about audio this week.
(I have no idea why I am talking in the 3rd person.....but I'll stop right now...OH WAIT, I know why, it's because I'm listening to  Catherine the Great ON AUDIO right now (as we speak)  and I am using the imperial  'we' I guess.  ~smiles~)

Today's question is:
Are you new to audiobooks in the last year? Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year? Favorite titles? New times/places to listen? This is your chance to introduce yourself and your general listening experience.

My answer for today is:
I have only been listening to audio for a little over a year now.  I participated in last year's audio book week and was so excited to have fallen in love with audio...I was only on my 5th audio book then.  
Well, a year  has now passed and I'm still as excited to be reading/listening to books on audio.

I belong to 3 bookclubs, which meet every month... I decided to dedicate one of those book clubs to audio books only.  This book club is the Library Book club and I've only just starting  attending recently, but the interesting thing for me was, when I looked over their reading list for the year,   I had already read a few of their books on audio; The Weird Sisters and  Bossypants.  And after seeing that, I had the wonderful idea to do this book club completely by audio book.   It's been kind of fun for me.

Some favorite titles this year?
Hmmmmm--here are a couple, that WEREN'T for the book club. 

and here are a couple which were...

what about you? Any great audio books I SHOULD NOT miss?


Kristin said...

I bought a hard copy of Catherine the Great, but might try to get the audio version of it from the library because otherwise I won't be getting to it for a while.

I love your idea of listening to all the books for a book club. I've been thinking of joining my library's book club (even though I think I will be the youngest by about 20 years) and maybe I'll try something like that, too!

Kristin @ Always With a Book

Jen (Devourer of Books) said...

Oh, how is the Massie book in audio??

bermudaonion said...

I think you read 11/22/63 in print but I have to tell you, it's excellent on audio. So is A Land More Kind Than Home.

Nise' said...

I may have to reread A Grown Up Kind of Pretty by listening since it is turning up on many favorite audiobook lists.

JoAnn said...

I already have Catherine the Great on my wish list, but I think I need to click over to RIGHT NOW and download A Grown Up Kind of Pretty - it is everywhere today!

Juju at Tales of said...

I LOVED Grown Up Kind of Pretty too!

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