Audio book week begins
A few days ago I came across this badge and followed the link… what I discovered was a planned one week event that really appeal to me – AUDIO BOOK LOVE.
I normally stay on the sidelines and enjoy these type of things – but I found I really wanted to dip my feet into this audio book fest that is happening this week.
If you jump on the main link HERE at Jen – Devourer of Books site you will find the planned weeks listing there.
As soon as I read it and it clicked I knew I wanted to feature audio books in the m/m industry as this is the genre that I read most of now and therefore listen to. As the week progresses I will be sharing a bit more about my love/hate of this area of enjoying m/m books.
While I will try to centre most of my five post for this week on the m/m genre, I must note that I also listen to a wide cross section of genre on audio books - paranormal, mystery, non-fiction etc, so will mix in the good and the bad as well – but a bigger highlight will be place on the GLBT audio books..
Day One Questions
Q - Are you new to audiobooks in the last year?
A - No – I have been listening to them for a couple of years now…
Q - Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year?
A - Over the years the change in output devices has been significant, from the lowly cassettes that I used to play for my kids to CD’s and now we are in the age of Mp3/4 which makes download and storage so much easier.
While I have always listen to a bit of everything (genre wise), mood and time permitting – I have only really started to listen to m/m romance fiction in the last couple of years… mainly because the sub genre I love was not available in audio or I probably could not find it and lastly I was doing OK just reading the book so I was not fussed about changing my m/m reading habits..
As my time became more valuable and my real life job involves me using my hands and moving around a bit I found erotic GLBT (fiction/romance) came about at just the right time and I have not looked back.
Q - Favourite titles?
Oh lord too much to mention… murder mystery are probably high up on my favourite list because I love love love anything suspenseful.
I will mention here however that a voice can sway my opinion of a book – I have been known to love a body of work based solely on the narrators voice - the opposite has happened as well, a book I read and adore, listening to it as audio was like a visit to the dentist...
Some favourite titles so far
Q - New times/places to listen?
When my kids are out of the house is probably my best times to listen – because I can relax and just listen without interruptions.
I think more recently I am finding I like having it on when I do my morning walks – however from a security standpoint – it’s not a good practice, so I do try to limit this to when I am walking with a group of people, if I am by myself I never listen to my mp3 player.
I have also tried listening before bedtimes and that somehow doesn’t work for me – I feel tense and I end up not feeling rested if I do audio books before bed – so if I do listen in in the evenings – I stop at least 2 hours before i know I am going to pack it in…
Q – Are you an audio book listener…
If yes – How are you getting on?
If no – Why not…?