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Musing Mondays (2)

>> Sunday, October 23, 2011

 Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading

This week’s musing asks…
Do you listen to audiobooks? Why, or why not?
Taylor's Answer:
My answer to this question is a big, fat YES. I mostly listen to audiobooks when I'm driving in the car. I pretty much always have one playing. I hate to say it, but sometimes I get kind of bored listening to music. With a book, it just whisks me away to some other place and someone else's story! I think a big part of this is that i grew up listening to Adventures in Odyssey in the car with my dad. It was like a ritual. We ALWAYS did it. So, I guess I just grew up listening to stories and getting lost in another place just by listening. They are also a way to help slowly chip away at my massive TBR pile :)

Taylor's currently listening to Split by Swati Avasthi

 Rebekah here.
Ok, so I haven't really listened to audio books before until now. I'm currently listening to Shiver on audiobook in my car.....and I really, really like it. I didn't think I would because I love reading so much, but basically I think I'm just like Taylor on this one....it is just easy for us to get lost in a story! OK yeah, if the narrators voices are annoying it is kind of difficult...but I guess you just kind of get used to it if it is a good story to tell.
Still love reading those physical books though.

thanks for reading!

 Rebekah's currently listening to Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


7 comments:

Gigi Ann October 24, 2011 at 12:13 AM  

I think reading in the car sounds wonderful, except I am always with the hubby and he isn't interested in listening to a book. But, I do enjoy listening to audio books some of the time in my reading corner. However, like you Rebekah, I like my physical books also.

diaryofadomesticgoddess October 24, 2011 at 4:06 AM  

I'd love to have audio books playing in the car, but as hubby is the driver and he says he's fall asleep at the wheel, it's a big no-no for us. :(

Here's my Musing Mondays post. :)

caite October 24, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

I am not the biggest audio fan.
If I had a longer commute or traveled a lot, I might enjoy them more. But trying to use them in my everyday live, my mind tends to wander.

Vicky October 24, 2011 at 11:22 AM  

I don't like audio books because I get distracted too easily. I always have a clear picture of what the characters may look/sound like so I don't like voices picked for me. :) I'd rather have a paperback copy in my hands!
Here's my MM post
Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

Audris October 24, 2011 at 6:12 PM  

I haven't listened to audiobooks yet but I want to try them out and listen to them on my way to my classes! :)
here's my Musing Monday http://yabookmark.blogspot.com/2011/10/musing-monday-2.html

Jasmine Rose October 25, 2011 at 2:53 PM  

I've never listened to one because the idea kind of scares me :P I'm just afraid it won't be nearly as good as a real book. Plus, I get really distracted and just zone out. When I do that with a book I can quickly back up and see what I missed, but I'd be so completely lost with audio! :P

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Musing Mondays (2)

 Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading

This week’s musing asks…
Do you listen to audiobooks? Why, or why not?
Taylor's Answer:
My answer to this question is a big, fat YES. I mostly listen to audiobooks when I'm driving in the car. I pretty much always have one playing. I hate to say it, but sometimes I get kind of bored listening to music. With a book, it just whisks me away to some other place and someone else's story! I think a big part of this is that i grew up listening to Adventures in Odyssey in the car with my dad. It was like a ritual. We ALWAYS did it. So, I guess I just grew up listening to stories and getting lost in another place just by listening. They are also a way to help slowly chip away at my massive TBR pile :)

Taylor's currently listening to Split by Swati Avasthi

 Rebekah here.
Ok, so I haven't really listened to audio books before until now. I'm currently listening to Shiver on audiobook in my car.....and I really, really like it. I didn't think I would because I love reading so much, but basically I think I'm just like Taylor on this one....it is just easy for us to get lost in a story! OK yeah, if the narrators voices are annoying it is kind of difficult...but I guess you just kind of get used to it if it is a good story to tell.
Still love reading those physical books though.

thanks for reading!

 Rebekah's currently listening to Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


7 comments:

  1. I think reading in the car sounds wonderful, except I am always with the hubby and he isn't interested in listening to a book. But, I do enjoy listening to audio books some of the time in my reading corner. However, like you Rebekah, I like my physical books also.

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  2. I'd love to have audio books playing in the car, but as hubby is the driver and he says he's fall asleep at the wheel, it's a big no-no for us. :(

    Here's my Musing Mondays post. :)

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  3. I am not the biggest audio fan.
    If I had a longer commute or traveled a lot, I might enjoy them more. But trying to use them in my everyday live, my mind tends to wander.

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  4. I don't like audio books because I get distracted too easily. I always have a clear picture of what the characters may look/sound like so I don't like voices picked for me. :) I'd rather have a paperback copy in my hands!
    Here's my MM post
    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

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  5. I haven't listened to audiobooks yet but I want to try them out and listen to them on my way to my classes! :)
    here's my Musing Monday http://yabookmark.blogspot.com/2011/10/musing-monday-2.html

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  6. I've never listened to one because the idea kind of scares me :P I'm just afraid it won't be nearly as good as a real book. Plus, I get really distracted and just zone out. When I do that with a book I can quickly back up and see what I missed, but I'd be so completely lost with audio! :P

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