Couple of months ago thanks to Loupe (@Lupdilup) from Hot Listens I discovered the magic world of audiobooks. I still read regular books/ebooks but nowadays I always have an audiobook handy on my phone. Now that I'm a proud audiobook lover and with June being the audiobook month and all that I want you to learn about them and, why not, maybe give them a try; for that reason I invited Loupe over to my blog, what a better person to talk about her love for audiobooks than the person who introduced me to them, now I leave you with Loupe.
First I like to tell you how I discovered audiobooks. Back in 2008 a friend of mine asked... well, she demanded that I read the Twilight book, and to say that I was rolling my eyes at her request would be an understatement. To that point it had been years since I had picked up a book, and my reading preferences to that point were mysteries and crime novels, I remember reading everything Anne Rule used to publish.
So finally one night I was bored out of my mind and decided to start reading the dam book, Twilight. Well, I didn't get off the couch for 3 days except to go find the next book in the series - and so my love affair with paranormal romance began, unfortunately my family was paying the price for my new addiction, you see, I’m a compulsive reader, if I begin to read a book and I like it, I can not put it down until I finish, so that meant seven hours of sitting on the couch while everything else around me was being neglected, I know books are the greatest thing ever, but and an addiction is an addiction, and inevitably it would have a price, and my case the price was too high, my family and my health, sounds so dramatic, I know, but it is just the truth.
Surfing around the net I came across audible.com, that immediately grabbed my attention, and I decided to check it out. That same day I signed up for a membership and the first book I downloaded, do you have to guess? Yes it was Twilight.
A great new way to enjoy the books I love was open to me, and I never looked back.
So here are my 10 top reasons why I love audiobooks.
10 - Making that trip to the supermarket has never been better in the company of one the BDB brothers.
9 - Folding the laundry while Kate Daniels kicks some buddy, will only energized you, and before you know it, the whole pile is folded a properly put away.
8 - My ability concentrate in two different tasks has tremendously improved.
7 - A healthier way of life, I lost the 15 lbs. I put on while I was just sitting and reading.
6 - A terrific way to tune out some of the unpleasant water cooler conversations at work.
5 - Never having to be grouch-making dinner for the family because now I can do it all while I’m lost somewhere in Edinburg, Ireland.
4 - Exercising while Barrons, Curran, Jaime, Wrath, Terrible, and all my other boyfriends take me to their sexy endeavors.
3 - Driving is never a hustle, and being stuck in traffic is never frustrating, because my heroes and heroines are getting busy kicking ass and ridding the world of evil.
2 - Listening to Barrons (Fever series) tell Mac “ Don’t leave me rainbow girl” or “ I don’t do hypotheticals little girl”.
1 - Having two free hands to do other things...Need I say more?
Loupe wants to (convert) spread the love for audiobooks so much that she is having an Amazing Giveaway on her blog, she is giving your choice of 6 months membership of audible.com, or your choice of a $100.00 Amazon or B&N Giftcard. Go over there and say hi to her.