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Audiobooks are books too!!

Back when I did my end of year meme, I was flummoxed by the Books I've Read question - I looked at my bookshelf, and realized that I hadn't finished any of those books this year...and I looked at the stack of books at the end of my bed, and those too, hadn't been finished in 2010...

And I thought "Did I not read any books at all? I guess not..." and I was extremely disappointed with myself.

But, guys...AUDIOBOOKS!

I don't have PHYSICAL evidence that I READ these books, because I LISTENED to books. 

So, without further ado, here is a list of book that I remember listening to in 2010:

1. Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.
- This book is about two boys named Will Grayson, and how, despite the similarity of name, they are very different people...and both their lives are changed when they meet up one night in Chicago. It's a great read, and features one of the most cruel things I've ever read a "friend" doing to another friend. 

2. Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
-This is a cute story...mostly about how nice the world would be if we all just accepted one another.

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green
- Man, this book made me cry a little. Also, it had the cool effect of putting a rather large personality into a short person, to the extent that I would often forget he was short and then be very confused when I was reminded.

4. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
-Sensing a theme in authors are you? This was a fun read as well. 

Anyway, I think that's it. Audio pickings are a little thin on the ground sadly. Not to mention that I tend to go for free things like podfics and podcasts most of the time.

After watching the new Sherlock series, I'm thinking that I may be able to find some of Arthur Conan Doyle's book on audiobook. Audiobook libraries LOVE old books read by old people. 

Now, that all being said, I'm still going to finish Come Thou, Tortoise before I pick up another book. Having 5 books on the go isn't really doing my sanity any favours. It's hard enough to keep characters straight as it is.

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akadougal
Dec. 30th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
I resort to audio books at the gym - both podfic, podcasts and audio books. After failing for the third time to get past the sixth chapter of The Great Gatsby, I thought I'd try the audio book.

Didn't work.

So I can recommend the audio books of the original James Bond novles. They were ace!
hells_half_acre
Dec. 30th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

My job is crazy boring, but one nice thing about it is that most of the time I can listen to things while I work. So, I burn through a lot of podcasts, podfic, and audiobooks.

I've never been able to get passed the first page of the Great Gatsby, so you're a few up on me :P
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