Over the last few years, I've fallen more and more in love with audiobooks. I usually listen to at least one a month in the car. In the last few months it's been at least two. I 'read' one for my book group and another just for me. This month, I'm on my second already and I haven't even started the one for my book group yet.
My family got me bunches of books on CD for the holidays. I also bought myself several as a reward for doing our taxes (and getting us a nice refund). Then, I bought a slew of programs (books and otherwise) from Audible.com.
Here's some of the stuff I've listened to recently that I have really enjoyed:
- The World Without Us - by Alan Weisman
- The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit - by Jill Conner Browne
- Only You Can Save Mankind - by Terry Pratchett
- Darkly Dreaming Dexter - by Jeff Lindsay
- The Alchemist - by Paulo Coelho
- Water for Elephants - by Sara Gruen
- The Tipping Point - by Malcolm Gladwell
Along with a number of short stories and novellas by James Patrick Kelly, again courtesy of Audible.com.
So, while I really do hate commuting in my care for 50-75 minutes in each direction, sometimes I really don't notice the time thanks to audio programs.