Musing Mondays – AudioBooks

Do you listen to audiobooks? Why, or why not?

I do listen to audiobooks, but only ones without annoying narrators and ones I don’t have to pay too much attentiont to. This enables me to multitask. I am an avid cross stitcher and so if I pop in an audiobook, I can get some reading done, as well as some cross stitching. However, I have to be careful with listening to audiobooks because I am prone to letting my mind wander, and when/if that happens, then I have to backtrack to try to figure out what is going on. A lot of times I like to listen to audiobooks that I have already read because if I miss some of the plot, it is okay because I know what happened. And finally, whenever I listen to an audiobook, I always like to have a copy of the book handy so that I can track where I am and see the spellings of character names, and if I come across passages that I cannot believe I just heard what I heard, I can look it up in the book and see for myself. I know that is weird, but it is how I am.

I am currently listening to Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I have already read the book (though I only read the first half of both the 3rd and 4th books so I am hoping having them on audio will help me push through them). In addition, I am listening to Outlander by Diana Gabaldon on audio. This is good because it is such a big book that I get intimidated by its size. Please I hate actually reading dialect sounds so hearing it really helps (like “canna” for “can not” and “dinna” for “do not”, etc)… It absolutely drives my brain insane!

So what about you? Do you like AudioBooks? Why or why not? Please post a comment and let me know!

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It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

Today’s meme is It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey.

Wow, I have read much since my last Monday meme. I will get to what I have read on Wednesday. I am currently listening to The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir. I have two discs left so I should finish that in about two hours. After that, I will start listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowlings. I am also listening to Beastly by Alex Finn. I am reading Kissing Tennessee and Other Stories from the Stardust Dance by Kathi Appelt and Book of Spells from Kate Brian. I am also listening to War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy, though it has been a month since I last listened and so I need to keep listening to that again. I admit that I am only continuing to listen to this because I want to say that I have read War & Peace at the end of it.

So, what are you reading this month?

Musing Mondays is a bookish meme hosted by MizB on Should be reading.
This week’s musing asks…
Which do you prefer: Adult -or- Young Adult books? Or, both? Why?

I prefer Young Adult Books. I feel like that don’t try to be all hoity toity in their wording and like they are so above it all. In addition, I like the characters better, in general. I feel like many young adult books don’t have those hidden agendas (feminism, gender, sex, race, etc). I get so annoyed by that in many adult novels. However, when it comes to mysteries, I prefer Adult mysteries. They have the better plot and the answer doesn’t tend to scream at you off of the page. However, when looking around my bookshelves, I see about a 50/50 split between Young Adult and Adult novels.

So what do you prefer? Young Adult or Adult novels?