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January 21, 2021

Listen Up!

 



I don't know about other readers, but unless I can see what's on my shelves (whether that be print books, audiobooks or ebooks), I quickly forget what I own. So, I created these two collages in order to have a visual reference for my two (yes, two) audiobook accounts. Some of these books have been lingering for several years, but many are shiny and new. I listen to audiobooks while riding the Peloton, walking, running errands, working in the yard and performing household chores. You would think my numbers would be quite high, but last year I only listened to 17. I doubt I'll finish all of the above (there are a few that are very long!), but I'm hoping to make a big dent in my collection.

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20 comments:

  1. I have the same problem as you - I need to see what needs to be read or listened to. You have some great audios there: I can recommend The Death of Vivek Oji, The vanishing Half, Save Me the Plums and 28 Summers. I also read A Little Life and Loved it so much that I later bought the audio. Happy Listening

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    1. Thanks for the recs, Diane. I'm excited to read all of those. Now to put together a collage of my ebooks. :)

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  2. Nice idea! I am old style. I divide into months and diarize!

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    1. Mystica, sounds like a good idea. I'm a visual learner, so hopefully, this will help me read the books I have been longing to read. :)

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  3. I enjoyed Three Hours in Paris and I can't wait to get into Harper's The Survivors. I love T.E. Kinsey's Lady Hardcastle series-- they're a hoot, and I've got Kate Quinn's The Huntress on one of my own lists.

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    1. Cathy, good to know that some of these were big hits with you. I'm excited about the Lady Hardcastle series.

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  4. That is exactly my problem, Les. It's the reason I don't accept ebooks; I completely forget about them. I made something similar for challenges to spur my memory about keeping up with them.

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    1. Deb, I have no idea how many books I have on my Nook, but I doubt it's this many. That's my next collage project. I know I can have virtual shelves on my Nook, but I'd rather have something here to refer back to. Wish me luck! :)

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  5. I, too, need reminders. It is easy forget when one is always searching for new books, adding them here and there, and delaying actually reading them when another book takes precedence!

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    1. Jenclair, it is far too easy to forget what I've bought on audio! I would love to be able to report back at the end of the year that I've listened to all of these, but I'll be happy with 50%.

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  6. I am always forgetting what's on my shelf. I use Goodreads to keep track for my "want to reads" and my "read" books but not for what I own. That would be too much work. Ha! I have been known to buy multiple copies of a book because I forgot I owned a copy.

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    1. Ti, I have two bookcases with unread books, so it's not too hard for me to glance over at those to see what I want to read, but it's the audios and ebooks that get lost in the ether. I'm hopeful that these collages will keep me focused.

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  7. Thanks for always providing me with ideas to browse through! You've come up with a great way of organizing your 'shelf.' And it's pretty. :-)

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    1. You're more than welcome, Laurel! It was fun to put these together. :)

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  8. This is a great idea. I know I forget about the titles I have on my kindle but I do make a point to have a kindle read going all the time so I can make some progress.

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    1. Iliana, I was inspired to make these collages as I was trying to remember if I bought one of these books on audio and if so, from which platform. I'm kind of excited to do this with my ebooks, as well.

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  9. Two audio accounts, nice. I guess I mostly use library audios via OverDrive -- though usually there's quite a wait list. I like your collages. It seems the lower collage has some of the longer novels. The top collage has some short snappier ones. For audio, I usually prefer shorter novels .... but I did listen to The Great Believers ... and that took me weeks. Enjoy these!

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    1. Susan, I feel a little guilty having two audio accounts, but I started using Libro.fm about a year ago so I can have those sales go to a local indie bookstore. I have so many in my library on Audible, that I won't give it up until I've worked my way through all of those. Guilty pleasure!

      The collages have been fun to create. I'm always thinking of something new to make. Next up is my Ebook TBR and then maybe one of my favorite WWII novels. Just for fun. :)

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  10. I haven't read any of these but I think you're brave to listen to A Column of Fire! I read the first two books in that trilogy. They're such chunksters! I'll be curious to see what you think of it.

    Jesmyn Ward is on my radar for my Southern Lit challenge this year. I've never read any of her work but I've only heard good things.
    I need to listen to Career of Evil in the Strike series, so it looks like you're ahead of me. I do enjoy them on audio.

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    1. Jen, I read the first two books in the Kingsbridge trilogy and loved them both. I read the first in print and the second on audio (reviewed here. If they weren't so long, I'd listen to them again before starting in on Column of Fire. The whole trilogy would probably take me close to five months to finish on audio. Eeek!

      I've never read anything by Jesmyn Ward, either, but I've heard good things about Sing, Unburied, Sing.

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