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April 10, 2014

Audio Books - My New Obsession

1. I drive a lot for my job.
2. I am a former audio book snob.
3. As a recovering audio book snob, sometimes I am sad when I get to a job site because I have to pause my book.

Because of number 1 on my list above I now adore audio books. I'm sorry to say I judged people who listened to audio books but now I can say it was only because I didn't understand. I didn't understand how I can take a routine activity and spice it up listening to rich stories; fiction and non-fiction.

I now listen to books when I'm cleaning my house and on my runs too. I am one of those people who will forsake all responsibilities because I need to finish a book but sometimes guilt creeps in as I lounge away a day. Enter the audio book, I am productive and getting my literature fix all at once.

I still love curling up in bed with a good book or bringing a novel into a bubble bath but these audio books have opened up a whole new world. And the best part, I get them all for free from my library, I download them onto my phone and play them on the stereo in my van. I am on multiple waiting lists for recently released books (which I don't fully understand, must be a licensing thing).

Here are some of the books I have listened to in the past 3 months (remember, I drive A LOT).

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/wild-from-lost-to-found/9780307592736-item.html?ikwid=wild&ikwsec=Home http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/ive-got-your-number-large/9781594136351-item.html?ikwid=i%27ve+got+your+number&ikwsec=Homehttp://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/spirit-animals-book-one-wild/9780545522434-item.html?ikwid=spirit+animals&ikwsec=Home
I am on the wait list for The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt right now. And yes, I enjoy books written for children.

Have you listened to or read any good books lately?


  1. I seriously have to try the audio books. I have no time for reading and I miss books so much. This might be a good way for me.

    1. You really should! I have some good podcasts I listen to as well.