Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Books #AtoZChallenge

As you likely know, I love books. Ever since my dad handed me a Nancy Drew novel when I was 7, I have been hooked. I was that kid who stayed up way past bedtime with a flashlight reading under the covers.

Nowadays I do most of my "reading" during my commute. Just about everyone asks me how I can stand driving two plus hours a day (one to work, one back). and the answer is simple... audiobooks. As much as I love books, I love audiobooks even more!

Here are a few of my favorites that I have listened to over the past year...

I read IT by Stephen King as a teenager, and basically avoided his books after that. However, since I am quite the JFK buff, I had to get this time travel novel. What would happen if someone attempted to stop the JFK assassination?? Sign me up! Great books

Which lead me to...

Wow, this book was just fascinating! Suddenly an entire town is cut off from the outside world inside this huge bubble. It's a compelling journey into how people react under pressure. This novel is going to be made into a mini-series sometime soon.

By this time I was fascinated by Stephen King novels. Not enough to listen to IT, or The Shining, or any of his other scary novels, but he has quite a few that don't involve creepy clowns, like...

The Dark Tower series has seven books in it. The series is now complete, so it's a good time to check it out... i.e. no waiting for the next book to come out! 

These links will take you to Amazon, not to, in case you still read books. However, if you have a long drive, or want to listen to a book while you clean the house (seriously, you get soooo much done, without hardly even realizing you're doing it!) then I highly recommend audiobooks. typically has an offer of one or two free books if you sign up - no obligation. That's how they hooked me - three or four years ago :)

And here's today's Picture of the Day - On the Wall (had I found a Bug on the wall - tonight's post would have been totally different LOL). You can see my collection of JFK Assassination Conspiracy books up on the top here and that envelope under the bear? In there are newspaper clippings my grandmother saved from the days after... how's that for neat?? :)

One of my bookcases... on the wall... :)


  1. Our family loves audio books, too. In my teen years I was a HUGE Stephen King fan. I read everything he wrote and always slept with the light on.
    Jenn @Scribbles From Jenn

  2. That's great that you've gone through so many books with audio books. I'd been hoping to get some language lessons onto a CD so I can practice my Spanish while I drive, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

  3. I'm with you on the idea - passion - for books! I read during commute time - BUT, I'm a transit rider - LOTS of us carry books with us. isn't that great? An improved world when you see smiles from faces with their noses directed towards a book. i have seen your titles in plenty of hands, too -
    Happy AtoZ Month!

  4. I love audio books! I usually take some out of the library to listen to while I clean, or have one playing in the background when I'm working on the computer. (Right now, I'm listening to The Curse by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love.) And when my family and I take our driving trips from Nashville to New Jersey and back, we take out several family-friendly books to listen to as we drive. Who needs music (though I love that too), when we can all share a story!

  5. As someone who happenes to have published 3 books (all contemporary fiction) I too love books. Funnily enough though although I write fiction, I generally read autobiographies.