Audiobooks are a fairly controversial topic in the world of books, possibly even as controversial as the raging debate over physical and ebooks. (You may think that I’m being dramatic, but these are big issues that companies pour far too much money into promoting one side or the other.) Many people see listening to audiobooks as “cheating”, that if you keep track of the books you read for a yearly challenge or countdown, that it doesn’t “count” because you didn’t read it with your eyes. It’s okay if you are hearing impaired, otherwise it’s reading the traditional way or nothing. Well, I’m hear to say (pun INTENDED) that taking a book in through any venue is a worthwhile pursuit and good for your soul. These are my five favourite audiobooks that I think that everyone should listen to, and I hope you will give them a chance!
I’ve truly been enjoying the books that I’ve been reading lately. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m purposely setting aside time to read and relax, or if it’s actually because it happens that I enjoy these books more. Either way, it leads to a happy Historian with more read books! The only unfortunate thing is that I’m back to read more books at once than usual but I’m hoping to capitalise on the reading love. I’m reading physical books, e-books, and back to listening to audiobooks from the library! Here’s what I’ve been loving lately…. Continue reading
This is a shorter book post (in terms of the number of books), but one I’ve been waiting to do for months, years if I’m being realistic. I know that there are some people who get excited for movie releases (Stars Wars and Marvel films come to mind), but books are really what I get excited for. Sure, it’s more of a quiet excitement because there typically isn’t a large gathering for a book release, but I get excited nonetheless. I know that the physical vs. ebook debate rages on furiously (as evidenced by every single comment thread on a book post on Facebook), but as someone who will be moving in the next few years who already has too many books, I’ve been buying mostly ebooks! When the big day arrives, I know that the ebook will be loaded into my Kobo library, all ready for me to dive in. Today, you can dive into my reviews! Spoilers ahead…. Continue reading
I have continued on in my frenzied reading since my last post! It’s beautiful out, and sitting with a nice candle, a good cup of tea, and a fantastic book has been a wonderful way to relax. I’m still really enjoying listening to audiobooks, though I may slowly be exhausting the books that I am interested in that are actually available through the library. When you have a good story and a solid narrator, it makes the world of difference!
It might not seem like it from the outside, but I have still been reading quite a bit! I passed my Goodreads challenge of 75 books this year (woohoo!) and have no plans on slowing down. I’m slowly moving into more non-fiction books again. I find summer is for fiction and fall is for non-fiction, at least in general for me! So, what have I been reading? Continue reading