Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Today, we've been asked to come up with something new that we've tried as a result of fellow book bloggers' recommendations!
We invite you to share with us a book or genre you tried due to the influence of another blogger. What made you cave in to try something new and what was the experience like?
This one is easy for me because what I've "discovered" is relatively recent. Just a few days ago, I finished listening to my first audio book -- DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER (my review.)
So many of my good book blogger friends as well as my friends on Twitter have been telling me that I need to give audio books a try. I must say that they have never really appealed to me because I love holding a book in my hands and turning the pages. However, I do see the appeal of audio books for travel (although I always seem to have my children with me in the car so it's not exactly feasible at this point in my life.)
I finally took advantage of a free audio book and decided to listen to it while I walk/run in the mornings. I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to workout without music, but I eventually got used to hearing just words. I must admit that it took me awhile to get back up to my three mile a day run without music, but I am now able to listen to a book every morning while I get my workout in. I love that I get some extra reading time!
I'm still not sure that I love audio books in the same way that I love physically holding a book, but I will say that I liked the experience enough to start book 2 in the Dexter series right after I finished the first one!
What about you? Is there anything new that you've tried as a result of book bloggers?
Also, what are some of your "must-read" audio books?