Tuesday, 14 November 2017

TMST. Fav surprise book of the year


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 November 14th: What were your favorite surprise books of the year?

I think instead of picking a book here and there I will just say that Audio was my surprise book of the year. Yes I listened to audio before. I went from 1 a year, to 1 that took 6 months, down to 1 a month. But it was not before Baby S was born that I really started to enjoy audio. And for the last few months my favorite book of the month has been an audiobook! The experience is just different. And even a book that I knew might just be good if I had read it, turns out to be great when listening. Because of that little extra something.

I mostly listen when I take her out for a walk. And since I want to get a lot of listening time in those walks are at least 50 min long. And at last 2 walks a day. I am also terribly hooked on listening to at least 1.7 speed. Omg the slower ones drives me insaaaaaaane. I just can not anymore.

arghhhh something is wrong with GR! I can't  remember stuff like this on my own! Books read show as unread. Sigh. I will give you one book then.

A recent surprise as I usually like contemporary, but they are never great. Just good. Which is good





38 comments:

  1. I'm a recent covert too, not quite as recent I've been an audio lover for several years now.

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  2. it's been three years since i first discovered audio books. they're so convenient! i love that we're able to multi task.

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  3. Audio books aren't available in my country :( I wish they were! 😣
    Haniya
    booknauthors.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh booo! Doesn't the library have any?

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  4. glad you been enjoying audiobooks so much!

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  5. :) I'm just finished Irresistible You via audiobook hehe!

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  6. oh I hear that Kate Meader is just fantastic and audiobooks are great right?

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  7. Yes to audiobooks. I have listened to more audiobooks than read this year, which is a first. I too have to listen to them on fast speed, that way you can get through more of them. My library is fantastic about getting in books I request, so I always have something to listen to!

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    1. I have not even tried the library ones, mostly cos well cds and how to listen then..

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  8. I don't listen to audio books but I'm glad you find them a good fit for you.

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    1. They work excellent during long walks

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  9. I am yet to enter in to audio book territory.

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  10. Audios are great for walks. I do that, too :) And 1.5x :)

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    1. That is as low as I can go, awesome speed

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  11. Ha! Clever response. I do know what you mean, though. I rarely DNF audios like I can do with print books. The narrator can sometimes keep me listening when the plot isn't impressing me. Plus, audios are great for getting in books when I can't sit down and read.
    Yay for exercise and books together. Go you!

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    1. Yes, you get me :D A narrator can sure work magic! I am so glad I gave them a try, it only took me aaages an a baby ;)

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  12. Yep, if it weren't for audio, I probably wouldn't have been able to enjoy any books when both my children were infants. Audiobooks make it so much more convenient especially for busy moms with babies!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. So good! Today she was chewing on a jacket from a book, so real books or ebooks are no good

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  13. My fav surprise book so far this year has been The Love Experiment by Ainslie Paton. It was a delightful read.

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  14. I don't really connect myself to audiobooks

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    1. They are not for everyone in the end

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  15. I still can't due audio. I get so distracted :-( I keep trying.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. The thing is to do it when no one is around...and you are outside, lol

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  16. 1.7 is impressive. I'm usually at 1.5 and never listen at a slower speed. I love audiobooks but rarely get any for review. That's ok. Plenty of other places to borrow from.

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    1. Slower, *shudders* Nope. I am glad I found a good app for them since this other one makes the sound weird at a higher speed

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  17. Yea for audiobooks!! They are such a huge part of my life now, I don't feel right when I don't have them. Car, walking, sometimes at home when the book is really good and at a critical spot! I have actually given a number of audiobooks 4.5 and 5 stars this year... so I don't know which I'd pick as my favorite.

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    1. I have given out many 4s to them, considering I have not listened to that many. Love them

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  18. I do love audiobooks. I am so glad you have been able to enjoy them so much this year.

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