Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Sunday Salon (5)

Edition #5 of the Sunday Salon.  Remember that if you want to become a participant, log onto Facebook.com and join the group!




Oh audiobooks....
So, I've gone looking for deals on audiobooks because I really want to try one out.  I've heard so many things about them and I really wanted to try them out.  I had seen a few ads for Audible.com, so I headed on over there earlier this week to see what that was all about, and I have to say, I was sorely disappointed.  Its a subscription service, which I knew, but I did not expect $15 a month for only one audiobook a month.  I thought the price was just a little bit too ridiculous for me.
However, I did see a few audiobooks on the cheap side at my local books a million that I wanted to get.  I also saw some MP3 download books on BN.com that I wanted to get, but, unfortunately, I just don't have the extra money to spend on such things right now.  First of the year is rough in retail, and all my bills are due the first of the month instead of the end of the month, so I haven't been able to get one yet.  
I still want to see what other people have to say about audiobooks!


Couple Reading
We're still tryiing to couple reading thing.  The only thing that sucks is, we can only read about 10 pages a week, since we only see each other for one day.  We also always wait until right before bed to read, which just makes him even more sleepy, so its a little counter productive.  But we further we get into the book, the more he likes it, so for that, I am very grateful.  He's been a dream about this, and I love him for it.


Good week for reading!
My mother had surgery this week, so it was a good week for reading for me.  I managed to finish one book, get on schedule with two others, and start another one.  I want to start the Outlander series again SO BAD, but I'm trying to pick the short reads for now, because it seems that most of my school work is going to be this month, and there's nothing that I hate more than getting into a long book and having to stop for a long period of time, and I know that I would end up doing that.  So, its slow going, but I'm getting it done!


So, that's my edition of The Sunday Salon!
I hope you all have a phenomenal week, and happy reading!

4 comments:

Gypsi said...

My husband and I often read the same book, buying two copies of things we've long awaited like the Harry Potter series, or when we just want to explore it together, like our last reading of LOTR. When we do, we do the same thing and only read at the same time, no cheating and running ahead. It's a very rewarding experience, even if it does make the reading slower, as we discuss the book while we are reading and pretty continuously for the week or so it takes us to finish. I love to hear about other people trying it as well!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Have you looked for audiobooks at your library? Some districts let you download MP3s online (no need to even go out to get the CDs!)

Kelly said...

Yep, Dawn is right. You should check your library for audio books. A lot of libraries also utilize digital media (downloadable audio books and eBooks), though, if they're like the library system I work in, they might give you a shorter checkout time frame for digital media than they do for physical copies.

Also, at the risk of sounding slightly stalkerish, I just have to say that I really love the name Leighanne.

Kelly said...

Yep, Dawn is right. You should check your library for audio books. A lot of libraries also utilize digital media (downloadable audio books and eBooks), though, if they're like the library system I work in, they might give you a shorter checkout time frame for digital media than they do for physical copies.

Also, at the risk of sounding slightly stalkerish, I just have to say that I really love the name Leighanne.

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