15 December 2008

Musing Mondays: Reading on the Go

Here's today's Musing Mondays, hosted by Rebecca and Just One More Page. To see the complete meme and to see what everyone else has to say, click here.

Do you take a book with you? Do you take whatever book you’re currently reading, or do you have a special on-the-go book? And do you have a preference for a these types of book (paperback, hardback; short stories; poetry etc)?

Anyone who reads this blog can imagine what I'm going say. Yep, you've got it: audiobooks! I never, ever leave the house without my MP3 player. I plug it into the car speakers before I pull out of the driveway, no matter how short the drive. Then I listen to the book while shopping, waiting in the doctor's office, or wherever I happen to be. I listen when I walk, I listen when I'm gardening, you name it. Nonstop listening/reading for me.

When we're camping or traveling with friends, I read in print. Keeps me more engaged with others if I don't have earbuds on. (I wonder why?)


Bluestocking 12/15/08, 9:47 AM  

I've never book an audiobook on my iPod. I should! Thanks for stopping by.

miaomiao 12/15/08, 10:46 AM  

friends and relatives always ask me what i do on weekends. i tell them that i stay home, watch movies or read books. they say it must be boring. how can that be? how can reading books be boring? books are livelier and more vivid than life itself.

~Kylee in CT 12/15/08, 12:19 PM  

I'm still hoping for an mp3 for Christmas. (cross your fingers for me)

Speaking of... tweeting you with a question. =)

lilly 12/15/08, 12:56 PM  

All I have on my iPod are audiobooks and meditations. I also downloaded applications on it and now I can read the books on my iPod as well. I got cool classics (Poe, Dumas, Dickens) all for maybe a dollar or two.

jlshall 12/15/08, 1:46 PM  

I may have to ask Santa for an iPod this year - if it's not too late. Don't think I'd use it much for listening to music, but the idea of "reading" nonstop sounds great!

Dar 12/15/08, 2:59 PM  

I'm never without a book. In the car it's audiobooks.

cali 12/15/08, 3:04 PM  

Audiobooks! I'm having an "ah ha" moment here. I'm going to have to give this a try. Combining listening to a book with walking and gardening/yardwork sounds great.

J. Kaye Oldner 12/15/08, 10:52 PM  

I love my MP3 for books, but I still listen to a lot of books on CDs. I do look forward to the time, all books are on audio download. :)

Mae 12/16/08, 12:23 AM  

I wish I could get into audiobooks but I'm too in love with the feel of the book.

Veens 12/16/08, 5:33 AM  

sigh i dnt have audio books... but i take book along whereever i go :)

Lightheaded 12/17/08, 11:41 AM  

Lovely that you're used to audiobooks. I'm still apprehensive about it. I've only read, I mean listened to one audiobook and that's Neil Gaiman's Two Plays for Voices but I've read the two stories there already.

Now I have the latest installment of Artemis Fowl and I'm stuck on the second disc; and while it's entertaining to hear the actor make different voices for the characters I'm not always into it so more often than not I go over a track or two :)

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