Saturday, February 23, 2008

Audio Box

What's Jack up to? Right now he's hunkered under my bed like he's in for the night. Sorry, Jack you've gotta go to your own bed. You know I don't go for critters sleeping under me. Ahem, no jokes please!

Today I just finished listening to Janet Evanovich's Lean Mean Thirteen on my ipod. So much fun! For years I never thought of myself as an audio book girl. I mean honestly, is there anything better than a new book? The feel of cool crisp paper beneath your fingers is just delicious.

But thanks to Jack I'm now doing lots more walking and I'm totally in favor of a good audio book. And thanks to the library I can get the book on cd and download it to my ipod quick and easy. Fantastic.

My favorite audio books have been all the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum books. I often find myself laughing out loud as I walk down the street. The reader is wonderful at instantly pulling you into the story and every character has a distinct voice that fits them perfectly.

Besides that, I'm just in awe of how Janet Evanovich has made this world with these amazing characters that feel like they could be friends that you can hop in you car and go to visit. It's something I strive for as a writer. The book's over, but I can still picture them going on and living their lives. Now that's what I call a good series!

Another plus with the JE audio books in at the end of most of them is this cool question and answer session with Janet. So you get to hear in her own words how she makes up this world and what her life is like. So much fun for us newbies in the writing game. Check them out and let me know what you think.

So tell me are you an audio book person, strictly paper only or are you one of those cutting edge modern-nistas with an e-reader?



Anonymous said...

ok, so this had nothing to do with your entry today...but

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And they are affordable!!
We'd have to get men's sizes but they are universally hip!
check them out!!!
Love the blog BTW
I am a fan!
Check out my friend Reeve also, she is so adorable!

Kwana said...

Hi Anonymous! Thanks for stopping by. I've never had a fan. I'm honored. I love your friend Reeve's blog. Beautiful.

And those boots are MAJOR! (Can you tell I'm a Posh Spice fan?) Thanks so much for the link. I may have to give them a try. My problem is that I also have big calves. Ugh! But for the price they are worth the order.

Anonymous said...

It's me, Karli, AKA Anonymous
I don't have google blog sign-in yet and I was trolling last night...insomniac that I am and found those fabulous boots!!
I had to forward the link.
If the boots are men's I think the calf might be slightly roomier, no?
Check the specs..
I am tempted to get myself a pair!
Such great prices, who knew?
Keep up the awesome blog. Your words and thoughts make my day!

Katie(babs) said...

I still can't choose between Ranger or Joe!! ACK.
I love these books so much. Jersey girls rock! :)

Kwana said...

Hey Karli!!! You sly devil. You can't be a fan, you're a BFF! I'm so glad it's you. I don't know about the calves. I tried on the Hunter Men's and the calves were still tight. I'll let you know about the boots though. Are you going to get a pair?

Hi, Katie. The whole Ranger/Joe debate is so hard. I could give plenty of reasons for both. It's a tough one. My mind says Joe. He's got plenty of the Ranger qualities, but still refills Stephanie's fridge when she's out of food. Gotta love that.
But Ranger is just so, so, yum.

LondonCalling said...

Janet Evanovich is my all time favorite. Such colorful charecters. She truely makes me laugh out loud.

Kwana said...

Thanks London. She's great on Audio.

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