Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Audiobook Challenge First Quarter Update

So how am I doing with the audiobook challenge?  Well it was the one thing I kept reading during my slump in March so I'm doing great. I've read from a variety of sources, e-audiobooks from my library, actual CD or MP3 audiobooks from the library, some of my own and some from Audible.  No matter what I value my reading time going to and from work (25 minutes each way).

One thing I've learned, is I love speeding up the reading of my audiobooks.  Audible and my Smart AudioBook Player app on my phone allow me to do this.  The app for a desktop for eaudiobooks from the library (OneClick) allows this, but the app for my phone doesn't. So I'm a little slower listening to those books, but I enjoy them. I've found my ideal speed is around 1.8x normal.  But with some readers I have to slow this down some.  I usually stay in the 1.5x-1.9x range.

So what have I read and where am I with my goal?  I've read 12/30-50 that I wanted to read.  So I would say I am right on task for this challenge :)
  1. Tidal by Emily Snow
  2. Bad for You by Abbi Glines
  3. Hold On Tight by Abbi Glines
  4. Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau
  5. The City by Dean Koontz
  6. One More Chance by Abbi Glines
  7. Suspicion by Joseph Finder
  8. Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines
  9. Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb
  10. You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz
  11. Cell by Robin Cook
  12. Death Benefit by Robin Cook