Let’s face it. Audiobookshave tons of advantages. You can read while doing other things – gardening, driving, cleaning, exercising, you name it. Disadvantages are few, but can impact listening. Fortunately, I have found a fantastic solution right on my local library’s web site! The economy has hampered my ability to feed my book obsession. I [...]
I have a confession to make. *sigh* My name is Dorothy and I am a mystery/thriller junkie. I have several favorite authors and my family laughs at my frustration as I tackle the bibliophile’s conundrum: Make the book last as long as possible while reading constantly to find out what happens next. The latest audiobook releases in [...]
Oprah Winfrey, Queen of the Book Clubs, announced her Must-Hear Audiobooks this week on www.oprah.com. I have to be honest; I don’t generally seek out Oprah’s advice. Many of her book club selections have been a little… depressing. In fact, I began to wonder if Ms. Winfrey was getting a kickback from pharmaceutical companies that [...]
Iam always interested in award winners. I check out the Emmys to see what television shows are worth checking out and the Oscar nominations for movie suggestions. When looking for audiobook recommendations based on various criteria, I check out The Audies awarded by the Audio Publishers Association. The most coveted award of The Audies is, [...]
Most students, regardless of grade level, must complete a summer reading assignment for school. This task usually involves reading one or more books and completing a writing project. Historically, my sons wait until approximately 3.5 days before school starts in the fall to begin the dreaded assignment. It becomes a horrific chore and casts a [...]
f you are an audiobook fan, you know the usual reasons for listening. You pass the time on your commute, improve your mind as you exercise to improve your health. Amuse yourself as you complete mindless chores, or distract yourself from daily stresses.