Have You Listened To Books On CD?

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Have You Listened To Books On CD?

Have you given it a try? “Listening” to books instead of “reading” books. I’m an avid reader. It took me a while to get used to reading on my Kindle  instead of actually holding a book in my hands. I love the “feel” of a book in my hands. I hadn’t even considered “listening” to books. Why would I do that? I love reading them myself. But then we started traveling hours at a whack multiple times per year. That’s what made me branch out and give audio books  a try.

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Kindle books, hard copy books, books on CD – so many options!

The first one was “Under the Banner of Heaven” by Jon Krakauer. I was hooked. If you haven’t read this book you really should add it to your reading list. Next up were a couple Ann Rule books. Have you read anything by either Ann Rule or Jon Krakauer? They are outstanding authors. I am in awe of their ability to draw me in.

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Since becoming full timer RV’ers we’ve had to quit buying hard copy books. Just no room to store them anymore. During our downsizing process I gave away or donated literally hundreds of books! Now we borrow them from the library either hardcopy or electronically to our Kindles. When we buy books now it’s usually electronically to be downloaded to the Kindle. But when we are preparing to be on the road for multiple days I start searching for a new book on CD for the trip.

What A Fun Option For The Littles In Your Life

Books on CD are also a fun option for the littles in your life. We recently bought books on CD for the 3 youngest grands. (Thank you Costco, they had a screaming deal on these! #notsponsored) It wasn’t more than 2-3 weeks later when the 4 yr old could “read” all 5 of the books in her series. She loved having the control of listening to her books whenever she wanted without having to be “read” to. She listened to them so often that she had memorized every word of each book. Now that is someone who is going to be a reader!!

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The start of a future reader!

Elderly people no longer able to read well because of vision problems also enjoy books on CD. Macular degeneration has recently begun to interfere with my elderly mother’s ability to read. She can still read but often has to use her magnifying glass  and can’t read for the length of time she would like. Books on CD will be going on the list of gift ideas for her.

If you haven’t tried listening to a book on CD give it a try on your next road trip. I’d love to hear what you are reading whether it’s on CD, hard copy or Kindle. I’m always up for additions to my ongoing list of “recommended” reading. Share with us in the comments section at the bottom of this page. We love to hear from you.

Today’s Gratitude List

And here is Today’s Gratitude list. As promised, I’ll feature a gratitude list at the end of each post through the remainder of February and all of March. We would love to have you share your gratitudes with us in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

1 – The Husband and our kids/grandkids

2 – Books, lots and lots of books

3 – The ability to read

4 – Access to a huge variety of reading materials, both through book buying sources and through free options in our local libraries

5 – Wine! Nothing spells relaxation quite as well as a book, a bubble bath  and a glass of wine!

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