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Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Audio Book Challenge



In 2010 I found myself listening to more audio books then in previous years combined. I plan on keeping up this trend in 2011 and what better way to motivate myself then an official challenge? :)

This year the 2011 Audio Book Challenge is being hosted by Teresa of Teresa's Reading Corner. Click the cute picture above to sign up for yourself!

There are 4 levels:

Curious -- 3 Audio Books
Fascinated -- 6 Audio Books
Addicted -- 12 Audio Books
Obsessed -- 20 Audio Books

I'm going for Obsessed! What about you? Do you like audio books?

17 comments:

  1. I joined this one too. Love audiobooks! :)

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  2. This sounds like a lot of fun! Unfortunately for me, I don't really process hearing the story as well as I do reading it, so I've never been much of an audiobook type of girl. Shame. I bet it's awesome. I can't wait to hear about your progress through this challenge on your blog in the upcoming months!

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  3. I've actually only ever listened to one audio book, and like Jessica, listening to the story wasn't really for me. I hope you have good luck in this challenge, though!

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  4. I've been debating about whether or not to sign up for this challenge. I listen to lots of audiobooks, but they're usually adult and not YA. And, my blog is fairly strictly YA only. And I'd like to keep it that way.

    But, I am an audible.com member and could easily listen to a YA audiobook every now and again...And the little button for this challenge is so darned cute! Okay, I talked myself into it! I'll have to write my sign-up post sometime this weekend.

    Thanks for the audio-inspiration.

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  5. I am trying to listen to an audiobook right now, and I just can't do it. I get bored and distracted and then I'm annoyed because I can read it a lot faster on my own than whoever is reading it...

    Way to go though! I'm a little jealous of people who like audiobooks, because there are times when you just can't have a book...

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  6. I don't like audio books. I want a book in my hands to feel it and smell its pages....

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  7. This is a challenge I could definitely do! I commute from school to home for 4 hours each way every other week - the perfect time to chill out to some books on iPod! (Does not have the same ring as book on tape, amiright?)

    Anyways, thanks for the head's up! :)

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  8. I like some audio books. Sometimes the reader ruins the story though. Example: Graceling. The reader sounded angry and pissed off all the time, so I couldn't stand to listen to the book. I've been meaning to pick it up at read it, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Same with 13 Reasons Why. So many people said that book was soooo good, but I couldn't stand the audio version.

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  9. My mother loves audiobooks, but I haven't given them a try yet. Maybe this year.
    Margay

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  10. I've listened to one chapter of Tell Me a Secret, but I really don't care for audiobooks or e-books. Physical books rock :)

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  11. I've never really liked audio books. I just can't seem to absorb the info that way. Good luck with the challenge!

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  12. Now this is one I'm thinking about signing up. Hmmm...

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  13. I have to admit I havent listened to an audiobook. I do keep thinking about trying one out though.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  14. I've listened to one audiobook all the way through. I've thought about listening to them instead of music when I'm cleaning or doing other things around the house. Maybe I will have to give them a try! Plus there's a book at my library I want to read and they only have it in audiobook form.

    jacindahinten(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I don't like audiobooks. I like being able to see the words and I get too distracted if I don't have something to follow with.

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  17. I've never listened to an audio book before (except for the ones I was forced to listen to in .. elementary school). It doesn't sound like my kind of thing.

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