Friday, June 29, 2012
When I first started listening to audiobooks I borrowed my friend's discs that she checked out from the library. I didn't have a library card of my own (I know, sinful and a long story) and just hadn't taken the time to check out what my library had available. When I became a more serious listener I finally checked out my library and realized that they had a large online database to download audiobooks.
My library was the main source of all of my audiobooks until I signed up for Audible per my coworker's suggestion a few months ago. For $15 a month I receive one credit which will allow me one audiobook. Audible also has occasional sales (like the BOGO sale happening right now) which are often too tempting to resist. I always try to use my library first but if my library doesn't have the book I'm looking for (or I forget to check) then Audible it is. I would love to learn about other audiobook services you use!
In terms of where I find audiobook titles and reviews, my answer is YOU. I don't follow new releases with a lot of zeal, but all of my bookish buzz comes mainly from twitter chat. It's funny because five years ago hardly anyone talked about listening to audiobooks but now it seems to be the main mode of reading. I don't read a lot of audiobook blogs, but JoAnn of Lakeside Musing seems to be my number one recommender of audiobooks. I've loved everything that she's recommended on her blog, so I keep a careful ear out for what she's loving. This includes The Elegance of the Hedgehog, The Homecoming of Samuel Lake, State of Wonder, and many others that I have put on my wishlist.
Audiobooks is still a relatively new world for me but I'm loving the journey!
Where do you get your audiobooks? How do you learn about must-listen-to titles?
OH! And I drew a winner for the Literary Giveaway Bloghop. Thank you to the 90 folks to entered. Eeep!
Congrats to Laura of Devouring Texts who said:
"Hello! There are just too many amazing books to choose from, but I think I'd pick Ready Player One cause I've been hearing loads of good things about it recently!
I can't even tell you how many of the books on your list I've loved, but let's jus say that The Complete Maus is one of my favourite things out of all the things that have ever been. So moving and yet not sentimental or horrid in any way.
Thanks for the giveaway, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog! New follower fo sho!"
Fo sho, huh? Holla!!