Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's Monday and I am listening to an audiobook for once!


Welcome to a new week, my friends. How is everyone?

I got a little bogged down with reading The New York Trilogy this week. The three stories contained in the book are connected. I had to balance my desire to take some time in between them and the necessity to read them quickly to keep the connection strong.

I also started listening to an audiobook this week, which I have not done in a long time. With a little guy around the house, it's tough for me to put on a story when I don't know if there is anything inappropriate for young ears. I drove a few hours to visit my best friend this weekend, so I was able to start listening to Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan. I'm not sure when I will find time in an kid-free house to listen to the rest of the story, but I will do my best!

Read This Week:
The New York Trilogy
The New York Trilogy 
By Paul Auster

Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches
Loving the Little Years
By Rachel Jankovic


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Top Ten Tuesday - Summer TBR List
Wednesdays with David: Friends Forever
Reviews of The World's Strongest Librarian and All That Is


Listening Now:
Songs for the Missing
Songs for the Missing
By Stewart O'Nan

Reading Now:
The Betrayal
The Betrayal
By Helen Dunmore

Up Next:
The Interestings
The Interestings
By Meg Wolitzer

What are you reading this week?

21 comments:

  1. I have never listened to an audio book in my whole life. If I had some long commute I suppose I would. I do keep meaning to give it a whirl!

    I hope you really like The Interestings! I did!

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    1. I don't listen to a lot of them. I think this one is only my third or fourth...

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  2. I want to read The Interestings...it's been on my list for awhile. Hope you have a great week!

    Here's MY MONDAY READING POST

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    1. I hear that it's great. I'm really excited!

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  3. You've got some great books coming up. I never know when to listen to audiobooks either, I tend to start and then forget about them. The book looks good so I hope you'll be able to find the time.

    Judith of Leeswammes' Blog http://leeswammes.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm often in the same boat with audiobooks. I think they work best for people who have long commutes or who find themselves with a lot of alone time!

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  4. I have heard good things about The Interestings. I have also read about 5 Stewart O'Nan books. He is a worthwhile author and I recommend him. Have a great week "listening"!

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    1. I've only read one book by O'Nan so far. I really liked Wish You Were Here and I'm looking forward to reading more of his work.

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  5. You'll like The Interestings! A little long, but it actually is interesting!

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  6. You'll like The Interestings! A little long, but it actually is interesting!

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  7. Songs For the Missing looks good.

    Looks like a great week.

    ENJOY!!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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    1. I'm on the second disk. So far, so good.

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  8. I have the same problem with audios. My boys aren't little anymore (15 and 18), but they and my husband are usually around, so I don't have a lot of time alone to listen. I have started putting audios on my iPod so I can listen when I walk, when I cook (without disturbing anyone else or having to turn the volume way up), but it still takes me a long time to finish an audio!

    I REALLY want to read The Interestings!

    Sue

    Book By Book

    Big Book Summer Challenge

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    1. I understand completely. Maybe I will try to listen to some at work - the perks of working alone! :)

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  9. Maybe you'll find time for the audio when the young ones are asleep? that's when I used to watch my shows that were a bit much for the kids...

    Have a fun reading week, I know it's even hard to read with young kids around. I managed, by reading while watching them play and ignoring house work. I still ignore housework in favor of reading - the house just doesn't seem as fun as reading. ;)

    My Reading Week

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    1. Haha! I usually pick reading over housework too (within reason!). I am happy that I have a little independent reader. When baby sister is sleeping, we tend to cuddle up with our respective books. :)

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  10. Glad to hear you're getting back into audiobooks--one of my favorite things! I haven't heard of most of the books on your list this week, but I'm hoping to get a chance to read The Interestings soon.

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    1. I've heard so many good things about The Interestings. I'm really excited to get started - maybe it will be one of those wonderful books you can't put down!

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