6 Reasons Why I Love Audiobooks {Discussion}

6 Reasons Why I Love Audiobooks

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Let’s start with a little story-time, shall we? Up until the beginning of 2019, I was super intimidated by audiobooks. I had all these notions in my head that they were cool, but not for me. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to focus on them. I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy them as much as regular printed books. I wasn’t sure I’d find the time to listen to them. So I just stuck to my printed books.

But then I started a new job a few months ago for which I would need to spend more time on my daily commute and would lose the possibility to use my lunchtime as reading time. In conclusion: this would have been lethal to my reading life if I didn’t make any changes. So I tried an Audible audiobook for the first time in the car to work. AND I FELL IN LOVE.

Audiobooks saved my reading life. I’m actually ahead on my reading goals for the first time in forever. So I want to share the love for anyone who, like me, is still unsure about audiobooks. I hereby present to you: 6 benefits of audiobooks, according to…me!

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I’d Read Their Grocery List If They’d Let Me — The Auto-Buy Authors That Own My Wallet {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about auto-buy authors and boy, do I have some auto-buy authors! Below are the authors I’d happily buy any book of because they have proven to me that I will enjoy pretty much anything they write. Side note: this doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve already read every single book they’ve written, only that I already read enough to know I’m planning to read ’em all.

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The Secondary Characters That Own My Heart {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today was a character freebie and this could have gone so many ways, but in the end I chose to gush a bit about my favorite secondary characters ever, because really I adore these characters so much that I just jumped on the opportunity to rave about them some more.

Also, while making this post, I realised that I could have easily written this same exact post about 3 years ago (with some exceptions) so why don’t I have any more recent favorite secondary characters? Do I just love these ones so much no other character can live up to them? I don’t know… So let me know your favorite secondary characters, and if they are from more recent books or also a bit more aged like mine!

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3 Romance Books For Your Summer Reading List – The Unhoneymooners, The Flatshare & The Bride Test {Mini Book Reviews}

3 romance books for your 2019 summer reading list

Hi everybody! Last month I was in a romance novel mood, so I binged on a few recent romance releases and what do you know, I liked them all and had enough feelings to write reviews again for the first time in forever. All of these felt very summery to me, like the perfect read whether you’re lying on the beach and enjoying the sun or keeping it cool and chilling at home in the AC!

Here we go, I present to you 3 mini book reviews:

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My Childhood Favorites — Baby-Sitters, Aliens, Dolphin Childs & Loads of Creepy Stories {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about childhood favorites, and boy did I enjoy taking a walk down memory lane. I forgot about some of these books until writing this post and writing it made me want to reread all of these though sadly I don’t own most of them anymore. Thinking about this list does confirm to me that I’ve ALWAYS been a reader and though book slumps may occur from time to time, I shouldn’t worry about them. This love of books has been going strong for 33 years and is obviously not going anywhere anytime soon 🙂 So for now, walk down memory lane with me as I present: my childhood favorites!

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Calendar Girls – July 2019 – Summer Lovin’: Bookish OTP

Calendar Girls

The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads, and Katie at Never Not Reading. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.

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June 2019: The Month I Binged All The Romance Books, Went On An Organizing Spree & Listened to 4 Songs On Repeat {Monthly Wrap Up}

June 2019

Hi everybody, and welcome to my June wrap up!

June was a great reading month, again thanks to audiobooks (what did I ever do without them?). For some reason, I seem to have read a whole lot of contemporary romance this month, but I have no regrets since it’s been great in getting my reading groove back. I also slowly but surely have been catching up and getting organised, so hopefully I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled programming soon enough. Oh, and music was pretty great this month too!

Basically, here’s what I’ve been up to this month:

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Mid Year Book Freakout Tag – 2019 Edition {Tag Thursday}

Mid Year Book Freakout Tag 2019

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Hi everybody! Since the year is about halfway over (seriously, where does the time go?), it’s the PERFECT time for the Mid Year Book Freakout Tag! So come and join me while I freak out about books (what else is new?)

This tag is created by ReadLikeWildfire and Ely Jayne

Goodreads reading challenge 2019

At this moment I have read 28 books of my total goal of 50 books to be read this year and am 5 books ahead of schedule. Woah, how did that happen?

(I know how that happened – long commutes are the perfect audiobook time.)

Let’s get started!

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Books On My Summer 2019 TBR (AKA The Summer I’ll Try To Catch Up On All The Amazing New Books I Missed While I Was Adulting) {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today is all about our summer TBR. Now, normally, this is the time where I make a list of all cute contemporaries I want to read because for some reason summer means contemporaries for me. But not this year. This year, because of moving and adulting and stuff, I have an unfortunate backlog of a lot of books that already came out earlier in the year that I REALLY want to get to. SO the summertime, when life usually gets a little less busy, seems like the PERFECT time to catch up.

Here are twelve books on my Summer TBR:

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The Therapists Pumping Through My Speakers {Something Different Sunday}

The Therapists Pumping Through My Speakers

Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Something Different Sunday, in which I talk about something different from books. And since it’s been a while since I talked about music (not counting my monthly wrap-up of course) I wanted to take this moment to talk about some of the bands and artists that are the most near and dear to my heart.

I’ve always loved music and its’ power to affect our emotions. And some bands have had an even bigger power than most. Some bands are so ingrained on my heart, because their music was there for me at the exact right moment. It was there to get me through something, helped me deal with something or was just helpful in keeping me going and not giving up. Though some I just relate to a certain period of life, for others I can still pinpoint exactly what it was they helped me with.

So today I’m getting a bit more personal and I present to you, in chronological order, the therapists pumping through my speakers (bonus points if you can guess which band these lyrics belong to):

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