Friday, March 1, 2013

How Do You Like It?


There are many choices when it comes to how we like to enjoy our stories:
  • actual books that we hold in our hands
  • e-books
  • audio books
  • movies
  • TV series
  • anecdotes through the village crazy person
  • etc.

I have been exploring all of my options lately.

For example, at the moment I am:
  • Reading a hard cover of PIVOT POINT by my friend Kasie West. 
  • Also reading a kindle version of THE REPLACEMENTS by my new friend Brenna Yovanoff.
  • As well as listening to PRODIGY by Marie Lu on audio book. 
  • Whilst watching episodes of VAMPIRE DIARIES on my DVR. 
  • Meanwhile going to the movies last night to see SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. 
I have to say, that my preferred method of storytelling right now is audio book. Not only because it's so easy to download onto my iPhone (via Audible.com), but because I can listen to a book anywhere (in my car, at a cafe, in a bubble bath). And usually, the voices on the audio book are so much better than in my head. Some audiobooks that I have thoroughly enjoyed are ERAGON by Christopher Paolini, BOSSYPANTS by Tina Fey, and THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green.

So how you do like your stories best?

24 comments:

  1. I like books that can do the splits!

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  2. I'm a huge e-book fan, as well. Mainly for the convenience factor.

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  3. I totally love audio books for walking and now for housework. Makes those icky jobs like cleaning the bathroom a little less yucky to do. And I get so much more read that way. I also read e-books when I have them or need to for the blog and read print books too. Like I just finished The Runaway King ARC as an e-book and then picked up the Taken print ARC version. Need to see more movies though.

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  4. I'm still sort of old fashioned. I like my books wit a nice hardcover and I like my movies on the big screen. Silver Linings Playbook was possibly my favorite movie of the year.

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  5. I didn't know the iPhone had an audio app. I'll have to check this out. Right now I read mostly eBooks because it doesn't keep my hubby awake. But I like holding a book in my hands. And I couldn't live without TV and movies. I'm very visual.

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  6. I'm a huge hardcover fan. BUT, I love my Kindle as well. I need to try audio books. The only ones I've ever listened to are the Harry Potter series. :)

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  7. I use all formats depending on the situation I'm in. Well, I don't really watch TV and rarely get to watch a movie that isn't a cartoon but that may change someday, right? The books I enjoyed the best on audio book were the Wee Free Men series. The narrator is sooooo good and he had the Scottish accents perfectly. I had to stop listening in the car because I ran off the road a few times and almost got in a couple accidents. I was laughing so hard I was crying and couldn't see.

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  8. Do you practice coming up with sexually explicit post titles or is it just natural for you? Haha.

    I can't concentrate when it's an audio book. Squirrel!

    I get so sick of looking at a screen to write and critique, that a hold-in-my-hand book is a nice treat.

    Hey, that rhymed. Sorta.

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  9. I love a real book but must say since getting my first kindle at Christmas I have been getting quite addicted to ebooks!

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  10. I never thought I'd say it, but I love e-books. I read Jordan's last WoT as a hard back it made reading in bed a chore. Not sure how I did it all those years. = )

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  11. I am a physical book lover. However my mom has the iPad and loves reading on there. I get motion sick if I read on anything moving (ironic bc I commute A LOT!!) or else I'd be all about the e-reader. How do you like the Replacement, Jessie? I hear good things about Brenna's latest (Paper Valentine) but not much on Replacement. :) Have a great weekend!!!

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  12. While I do love the feel of a paper book in my hands, I'm also a huge e-book lover! For road trips I really enjoy audio books, too.

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  13. I like reading regular books during my daily commute, because it's much less likely that a thief will snatch a library book out of my hands than he/she would if I was holding an e-reader. I'd like to listen to more audio books, but I'd only be able to listen to them when I'm in the relative quiet of my apartment; when I'm walking around outside, the noise of the city would drown out the audio book.

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  14. Oh, definitely paper or hardbacks for me!! I just love the turning pages the old fashioned way. And I LOVED Silver Linings, best movie I've seen in ages. xo

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  15. i love to touch things...touching your blog now! i enjoy being able to dog ear, books crying everywhere as i say that. ebooks are hard for me to get into then a paperback.

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    I saw Silver Linings Playbook too. I thought it was really good.

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