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, 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?


  1. I like books that can do the splits!

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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. :)

  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.

  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.

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

  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. = )

  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!!!

  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.

  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.

  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

  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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