Jen from Devourer of Books has proclaimed June 6- 10 Audiobook Week to celebrate books we listen to rather than read.
Last year, I was fairly new to audiobooks having only listened to a couple of CDs I borrowed from the library and some podcasts from itunes. I wasn't a fan of the CDs since it took time to upload the CDs to my ipod and I'm sure the last patron used the discs as coasters- they were filthy. I loved the podcasts but I was running out of new material when something happened at my local library- they got Overdrive.
OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers--serving millions of end users globally.I became an audiobook junkie. I've downloaded over a dozen library audiobooks since the service became available. I've listened to Catching Fire, Dead Tossed Waves, This Book Is Overdue, Married With Zombies, Eat Pray Love and many more. An audiobook even made reading my nemesis Henry James possible. I don't think I could have enjoyed The Turn of the Screw otherwise. It's so easy to get books from the library this way; I don't even have to leave the house and it takes minutes to get them on my ipod.
Over the last year I started submitting my reviews to Audiobook Jukebox a great resource for audiobook reviews. If you haven't checked out the site, please do.
I love being able to listen to a story while doing housework, folding the laundry, taking a run. I do enjoy listening to music while doing those things but sometimes I need a book. It's funny, when people mention a book, I'll remember what I was doing when I was listening to it. "Oh yeah, I was scrubbing the floor during that one." Ha! Maybe that's a little strange but hey that's my life! And since today is cleaning day, you know I have an audiobook all ready to go.