💬 Thursday Thoughts & Opinions: The Spook Effect

Are spooky stories more tolerable in the audiobook format? Growing up, I always knew I was a “baby” when it came to scary stories. I learned to lean in to my low tolerance for them. It was never really something I was ashamed of; It was just part of my …

💬 Thursday Thoughts & Opinions: Authors As Narrators

Author narration is bold, but is it worth it? Most listeners have had experiences hearing author narrated audiobooks, be they positive or negative. In my experience, the majority have been mediocre to negative, which has made me wary of listening to author narration. My general feeling on the subject is …

💬 Thursday Thoughts & Opinions: Rethinking Age Appropriateness

Is it time to rethink the way we categorize Young Adult fiction?   The discussion of adult themes in young adult fiction (YA) is a hot topic now. I’ve read comments from parents concerned over the direction YA is taking and I’ve read rebuttals from teenagers claiming that they see worse …

💬 5 Fast Facts About the Blogger

I thought it would be fun to share a few general facts about myself. Feel free to comment with some facts of your own. I look forward to getting to know you! 1..I’m a huge animal lover. I served as Vice President of a non-profit animal rescue/advocacy organization from 2010-2014. a) I’ve …

💬 Thursday Thoughts & Opinions: The Truth About Books and Audiobooks

Time to address the elephant in the room: Which is better, books or audiobooks? Folks love to weigh in, claiming that one of these options is far superior than the other. It’s extremely reminiscent of the age-old cats vs. dogs debate. My official stance on the matter is: Frankly, my dears, …

💬 Thursday Thoughts & Opinions: Are Audiobooks Right For You?

Are audiobooks right for you? Pros: Multitasking This is my number one reason for being an audiobook addict. There is no way I could have read 15+ physical books last month. I just had too much going on. But with audiobooks, I can dedicate almost 75% of my day to …