Friday, November 20, 2009

The joy of audio books

I have always told people how awesome audio books are. But, I have to be perfectly honest with you - I had never really listened to one. I was never really in my car long enough to get into one. When I lived in Nashville, my commute was 5-8 minutes depending on the traffic lights. And my commute to my retail job was only 20ish minutes, and I like to sing in the car.

But the commute to my new FABULOUS library job is about 40-50 (depending on traffic) minutes away from home, and I figured if I'm gonna be working two jobs, this is the perfect way to get some reading in!!

And I LOVE IT!!!! I didn't think I'd be able to concentrate and follow along without having the words in front of me, but I totally get sucked in, and it makes the drive go so much faster! And, working at the library, I have a never ending supply!! YAY!!!

And now, library story of the day...

Library caller: Yes, I was just wondering if you had any programs going on on Thanksgiving.
Real Librarian: Actually, we are closed on Thanksgiving day, but we have some regular programs on the Wednesday before or the Friday after.
LC: You are closed on Thanksgiving?
RL: Um...yeah.


bermudaonion said...

I love audio books too and can't imagine a road trip without them.

brainella said...

I get too distracted to listen to them while driving. I pay too much attention to traffic and miss half the story!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I love audiobooks too. There are times I have to rewind because I started to zone out, but if it's a good story, I won't want to stop listening.

The day after the library is closed is always the worst day to work. We're always packed and it's like people freak out because we were closed one day-they can't live without us!

Greg Zimmerman said...

I saw a blog a few weeks ago that claimed that listening to audio books is "cheating." Boo, to that person! Especially for such a long commute, I say audio book away!

Very cool blog, by the way - I just discovered you via a link on FSB Media's blog list.


Amanda said...

Audiobooks are awesome! I listen to them while I'm working all the time.

shelby said...

I've never tried an audiobook but I've been wanting to! I know a lot of people that use them for running.

Glad you liked it!