October 2019, readathon

Hour 17 – Books For Your Ears

Hey there, how is it going? This Janani from The Shrinkette, taking you through the next few hours of the ‘thon. It’s about 11 PM Central, and we’re 17 hours into this shindig. Hope everyone that’s awake took a few minutes to move and stretch in the last hour!

Let’s talk audiobooks friends. First things first, all books are “real”, yes, including audiobooks. Now that’s out of the way, can we talk about how great they are? They’re great for my long daily commutes to-and-back-from work, keep me company when I’m doing chores around the house, and are especially handy when I’m doing a readathon and need to rest my eyes for a bit.

Added bonus: Ignoring everybody.

I particularly enjoy listening to nonfiction on audio, BUT today I’ve got an exciting mix of fiction and nonfiction to choose from: Becoming by Michelle Obama, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett, Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center, The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, to name a few. Hopefully, I get to listen to at least one of them over the course of the day.

So fellow audiobook readers, let me know in the comments if you’re listening to anything good. Remember, all reading formats are valid, so do whatever works for you. I’ll be around for the next couple hours on here, you can also find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Litsy doing what I do best—yelling about books.

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7 thoughts on “Hour 17 – Books For Your Ears”

  1. I haven’t started it yet, but I checked out the audiobook “The Betrayal of Mary Queen of Scots“. (My readathon this time has a Scottish theme). If I don’t start it tonight, I may use is while walking the dog in the next few weeks.


  2. I don’t have an audiobook going at the moment, but I’ve listened to so many this year. I most recently listening to the entirety of Maria V. Snyder’s Study series and let me tell you, I can now say that I officially have a favorite audiobook narrator. I loved reading the books the first time around, but she made listening to them a great experience. It was almost like reading them for the first time all over again.


  3. I’ve been listening to The Woman Who Died a Lot by Jasper Fforde. The female narrator is great. Another narrator I really like is the woman who does the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters.


  4. I’m listening to Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. It’s so good I’ve been tempted to listen to all eight hours in one go. That would have been a first for me. I can’t really concentrate on audio for more than an hour or two at the time. So I’ve been spacing it out.


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