Book Blogger Hop: Jul 15 – 21

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Crazy-For-Books and is currently being hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. Every Friday, a new question is posted for book bloggers to answer in the coming week. The purpose of the hop is connection and community. You can discover new blogs to follow, new books to read, and you may end up with some new followers, as well!

This Week’s Question

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Do you listen to audiobooks? If so, do you prefer listening instead of reading?

Submitted by Elizabeth Silver’s Reviews.

This is quite the timely question as I was just noticing on my reading spreadsheet how many audiobooks I’ve been consuming this year!

I’ve had an interesting relationship with audiobooks since getting back into reading after a very long hiatus (I blame college). At first, I thought of audiobooks as something not meant for me. Like I was “too young” or could read “just fine” without the aid of an audiobook. Which is a completely ridiculous mindset to have! Chalk it up to being young and dumb because I certainly do 😂

When I finally decided to give audiobooks the chance they deserved, I discovered that they could open up an entirely new aspect of a novel! There is something about a well narrated audiobook that just turns the whole reading experience into something extra special. Once I realized how much of a joy audiobooks could be, I started listening more and more. Then, I had kids and my mom-brain just could not focus on listening to a novel. I couldn’t even focus that well on physical books, and that is my preferred method of reading, so any secondary method was quickly left on the wayside.

There was also the fact that I kept trying to make earbuds work for me even though I have the tiniest ears I’ve ever seen on a adult. Seriously, even the smallest size of adult earbud either keeps popping out because it doesn’t fit or makes my ear hurt after a fairly short amount of time. Not very conducive to binging an audiobook!

Now, my kids are older and I’ve discovered the joy of over-the-ear wireless headphones! It still took me a bit to get back into audiobooks (and I’ll probably always prefer physical books) but now I can’t seem to get enough! That being said… all you audiobook lovers out there, drop me your recommendations! I’m also interested in favorite narrators because they really can make or break a book.


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