Thursday, September 29, 2011

BTT - Loud + Giveaway

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You can find this weeks BTT here.

1. What do you think of reading aloud/being read to? Does it bring back memories of your childhood? Your children’s childhood?
It does bring back memories of my childhood when Mom read me Trixie Belden and Little Golden Books.  It also reminds me of my youngest son's nightly ritual - he's in the first grade and they have 15-20 minutes of reading every night.  He loves it, we're working on the Magic Tree House books.

2. Does this affect the way you feel about audio books?
In a way yes, it's like coming home.  I love a well-done audio book - it's a way to pass my commute to work after I drop the kids off at school with a book.  It's also a way to pass time when I'm sewing and sometimes when I'm at the gym, or taking a walk or even when I'm cooking.  That said, I have taken an audio book back to the library when the reader didn't mesh with me (a bad southern accent is one thing to put me off since I'm southern).

3. Do you now have times when you read aloud or are read to?
Only when it's my son if it's not an audiobook.


What do you think about audiobooks?  I have an unabridged copy of Scott Turow's Presumed Innocent on CD unopened up for grabs today if you share you answer in the comments.  Enter through Rafflecopter because it's easy for me to draw a winner.  Giveaway open for 3 days so it ends at midnight 10/1.  US/Canada only.


Amy said...

I'm the same way. I only read aloud to my daughter, who's two. I have the feeling she's going to be reading to me any day now. :)

Literary Chanteuse said...

I do like audio books. I only just discovered them recently so I have heard very many but I'd say my favorite thus far is The Constant Princess.

Ricki said...

I love audio books because they let me "read" while driving. The one that got me hooked, and was probably my fav, is Patrick Carmen's House of Power because it actually had a soundtrack to it, too.

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

I do love audio books! I love them for my drive.

Lisa's World of Books, BTT

June M. said...

I have been wanting to try audio books. I think they would be great for walking on the treadmill or while going to sleep especially.

Anonymous said...

Children love to be read to, I am really not into the audio books yet.

Trish said...

audio books are great when you are doing something that doesn't take a lot of concentration.


In Julie's Opinion said...

I LOVE audiobooks! I listen to them in the car when on trips, in the house when I am doing housework, and my favorite, when I'm knitting! I can't stand to not be reading so I need to listen to them when my hands are otherwise occupied :)
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Vicki said...

Nothings worse than listening to an audio book where the readers voice grates on your nerves!

FBT said...

See, it's the voices of the readers of audio books - if they got Hugh Laurie or James Spader to read a book, I'd listen. I remember this one lady who had the most soothing voice ever, I fell asleep while the plot was on a farm and woke up in the middle of war.

Jennifer said...

Me read aloud? No way. Author readings are among my absolute favorite times to be read to.
The first audio book I tried was Alice in Wonderland...the narrator was some old guy that made the story sound very, very Blah. Ruined the entire experience. If the voice is tolerable and gets the emotion and personalities of the characters across them I'm game.

Lori Thomas said...

Some are okay, but I still like to have the actual book

Demijel said...

I also only read aloud to my younger sister. As for audio books, I have never given them a try before.

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lgm52 said...

I like to read aloud to children, especially, but don't particularly care for someone to read aloud to me!
I enjoy audiobooks, but don't really have a favorite one.

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