In my bookshelf...on my phone

Just some history...
I was an avid paper book reader until  just over a year and a half ago. In August 2012, I purchased a long arm quilt machine to quilt the quilts I had pieced for my family and friends.

 Most of my spare time was spent learning how to use the machine and also piecing quilts as my new hobby. I realized 2 months into owning my new machine, I had spent no time reading. I missed it terribly! As a read a quilter's blog, I found out that she listened to audiobooks while quilting on her long arm. I thought I could do that! I never liked listening to stories. I had always like the feel of a book in my hand. But now I love that I get the best of both worlds. I can do something with my hands while listening to an audiobook. I then found out that I could borrow audiobooks from my local library on an app called Overdrive on my iPad.

 No more late fees, still reading (listening) to books for free!  I love it!  I love quilting and reading equally so I am going to add what I am listening to on my blog and link to a linky party called Spread the Love 2.0 on Sundays hosted by April at The Steadfast Reader.

So here's what I listened to this week while quilting, driving to work and even at work on my breaks:

Mortal Stakes by Robert B. Parker - #3 in the series.  This series is ok, not my favourite.

A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks - I love all Nicholas Sparks books.  Even though this one frustrated me near the end but it turned out well.

Currently I am listening toThe Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. I love this one.  I have previously listened to the last 5 books in the series about a bounty hunter named Stephanie Plum written by Janet Evanovich.  I laughed many times reading this.  I love the style of writing in these books and The Heist.

I am linking to Spread the Love 2.0 at the The Steadfast Reader by April.


  1. I'm so glad that you've found the wonder of audiobooks! I always listen to audio on my commute, whether I'm driving or riding public transit and I've started listening to it when I do longer cooking projects. I especially like audiobooks for heavy classics that I know I'd have some difficulty getting through in print.

    Thanks for linking up with Spread the Love!

    1. Thanks April! I am glad I did too! I do that when I cook dinner too but I am not a fan of cooking but audiobooks make it easier...even vacuuming! Thanks for hosting a reading Linky party!


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