Making Time for Reading by Listening!

How did it get to be June already?  And nearly half way through at that!

I have lots of things I want to write about but today I want to talk about reading.  About what I've been reading actually.   At some point I want to talk about reading aloud and how important it is and how reading aloud to older children and teens is just as important as reading aloud to your toddler, preschooler, and early elementary kids.

I suspect that reading aloud to other adults and being read aloud to as an adult has benefits as well.  Benefits beyond being able to use an audiobook to multi-task.

Making Time to Read by Listening at Circling through This LIfe

Speaking of audio books and adult multi-tasking let's talk about the fact that I am making time for reading by listening!  I have three books on audio right now that are in my  "currently reading listening" pile:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ~  Yes, I have read this book before and yes I have seen the Colin Firth version of the movie (mini-series!) multiple times as well as a few other versions.  Supergirl is very familiar with the story because she loves the mini-series.  We're listening to it together.  Well she started listening to it and I was reading it but we've switched to listening to it.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ~I have never read this book but I know it is a classic.  Supergirl and I started listening to this one together.

Lord of the Wings by Donna Andrews ~ I started out reading the Kindle version of this Meg Langslow mystery but my loan ran out before I was finished with the book.  I was able to pick it up as an audio book for just $4.99 so I did.  I am thisclose to finishing it.

And one that is in my Finished Pile:

Beric the Briton ~  G.A, Henty ~  well actually we listened to an Heirloom Audio Production which is like an audio drama and is an adaptation of the book.  The crew will be reviewing this later this summer.  We finished this one in three sittings!   We plan on listening to it together again.  I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would.

I do still have several "real" books in my currently reading pile but I'll talk about those some other time. I want to mention that I am reading the third book in the Atlantis series.  If you like science fiction combined with action and adventure then you will enjoy this series but make sure you clear your calendar as these books are next to impossible to put down once you've started reading!


  1. I need to get into more audio for myself. However, my daughter tends to check out an audio book almost every week at the library. She also is the one who LOVES Heirloom Audio and is checking the mail daily for the newest one (even though she knows it shouldn't be here for a bit yet). Thanks for sharing your list.

  2. Oh, I can remember viscerally where I read "The Secret Garden " in my grandmother 's house as a child. One of my favorites


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