Monday, January 19, 2009

Audio Books

Like many people, my days are very full (not only am I a library Fairy, I am also a full time laundry fairy, candy fairy, hosehold supply, etc.-it can be exhausting).
Frequently, I find I can "read" more books if I listen to them in my car. Friends are amazed as most of my commutes are 15 minutes or less but it works for me. It's great on long trips, especially when the family agrees. It is also a good way to read books you may not normally pick up to read. I find it helpful for history, which I love, but it can be slow going to read.

I am currently reading "The Adoration of Jenna Fox"- a YA title that is quite interesting. It involves the future, bio ethics and a bunch of teen-agers. I can't wait to see where it goes next.

Last year I listened to "I Feel Bad About My Neck" read by the author Nora Ephrom. It was great. There is something special about books read by the author. It brings the book more alive as the author is able to convey what they mean via vocal inflection.

So try it sometime. Your local librarians are more than happy to give you their opinion about books anytime.