Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Bit of Me(me) 1/20/11

I have Danielle from There's a Book to thank for helping me get into the book blogging scene.  She's my book blogging idol!  I love reading her A Bit of Me(me) posts but I've never played along...until now!  This is the perfect time for me to jump in because this week's topic is audiobooks and I might just be the audiobook queen.

Considering I'm the self-proclaimed, audiobook queen, yes, I listen to audiobooks!  It's not entirely my doing, I started listening to audiobooks when I realized I wanted to read more and needed to find the time to do it.  My solution: listen to books in the car on my drive to and from work.  I have a 45 minute (minimum) commute in the morning and in the afternoon.  I also drive around from school to school all day and I get in between 3-10 minutes each time I switch schools.  It all adds up believe it or not.  Lately, I've been uploading the books onto my iPod so I can hook it up to the car and then easily bring it inside and not lose my spot.  I listen while I'm doing chores (yuck...but the books make it a little better...) or playing or feeding the baby because I can get other things done while listening.  In my opinion, listening to the books is the same as reading the books, especially at my age, for a student I usually suggest they listen and read at the same time so they can see the words they hear and improve their reading, but for me, listening is just as good as reading the book.  
When I first started listening to audiobooks, I listened to the entire Princess Diaries series...I had to wait for those that weren't out just yet, but eventually I listened to the whole series.  I loved these because the narrators completely brought the characters to life for me.  Other audiobooks that stick out to me because I remember listening to them on audio and enjoying the narration are:  Twilight, The Book Thief, Copper SunThe HelpThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and  Room: A Novel. 

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