2018 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews, Reading Challenge, Uncategorized

12 Months of Books: August Suggestions

This month's theme for our 12-month reading challenge is "Lazy Days," but for me the month of August is anything but lazy! I picked this theme to focus in on one of my new favorite ways of discovering great stories: audiobooks. With school starting back, there's no way I'll be able to read as many… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: August Suggestions

2018 Books, Book Reviews

Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

When I started listening to audiobooks a few years ago, I was worried that true book purists might consider listening to a book "cheating." I'm happy to say that I've completely gotten over that fear; in fact, I'm convinced that some books are actually better enjoyed and understood when heard rather than read. Born a Crime… Continue reading Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

2017 Books, Book Reviews, Reading Tips, Uncategorized

The Magic of Audible

The most popular post I've ever shared here on the blog is called Audible Pros and Cons. I've updated the piece at least once since I started the blog almost two years ago, and I've written about how to make sure you find the best audiobooks. One reason I think these posts are so popular… Continue reading The Magic of Audible

2017 Books, Book Reviews

We Two: A Royal Love Story

As I'm sure you're all aware, today is William and Kate's sixth wedding anniversary. I'm not sure if I've shared my Kate Middleton obsession on the blog, but I have spent time writing about the British royals, from Queen Elizabeth II to Netflix's new drama The Crown to PBS's show Victoria.  You also might know that I was… Continue reading We Two: A Royal Love Story

Finding Good Books: Audible
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Finding Good Books: Audible

Tonight I’m continuing my latest series on finding good books. Last week, I shared my tips for finding books from booksellers--whether from a brick and mortar store or an online retailer like Amazon. This week, I’m sharing a few tips for finding great audiobooks as well as my top five audiobooks of all time. I… Continue reading Finding Good Books: Audible

Insipration, Uncategorized

Update: Audible Pros and Cons

A while ago I wrote a post about Audible, Amazon's audiobook service. It turns out that particular post has been one of my most popular here on the blog, so I thought I would update that to include some more recent opinions. Let's start by reviewing the basics. Audible is one of the top Audiobook platforms around.… Continue reading Update: Audible Pros and Cons