Welcome to the first day of Audiobook Bloggers Week! Miss Pippi at Adolescent Audio Adventures put this event together, and all week we will be celebrating all things audiobooks! Visit Miss Pippi to get the #AudiobookBloggersWeek schedule of events and find new audiobook bloggers to follow.
We are kicking the week off with introductions so read on to find out more about my experience with audiobooks.
Today’s prompt: Introductions
#SunnyHello – Introduce yourself and your blog. How long have you been blogging? Has your blog changed over the years? What your genres of choice?
My blog is called The Reading Date but considering I listen more than read perhaps The Listening Date is a better fit. I started The Reading Date in 2010 as a place to talk about books, primarily YA Fiction since I was reading with my teen. My teen is now applying to college and doesn’t have a lot of time to read for pleasure; so these days we aren’t sharing books as much. Now I’m reading less YA and more Contemporary Fiction, Thrillers, Memoirs, and the occasional Romance.
My audiobook listening has been ramping up for a few years now, and I listen to about 100 audiobooks a year, roughly 65% of my reading total. I started listening as a way to get more reading time in since audiobooks are perfect for multi-tasking. Listening is my preferred way to experience books now, and it takes me much longer to get through a print/ebook than an audiobook.
It’s great that audiobooks have really exploded in popularity because it’s made audiobooks more widely available. And though audiobooks can be an expensive habit, the library is a great resource, plus there are frequent audiobook sales. (But we’ll talk more about where to find audiobooks later in the week!)
Do you listen to audiobooks? What are your favorite genres?