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Book Blogger Hop

The (new) Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Billy at Coffee Addicted Writer. These are always fun, so I encourage you to participate! 

1. Write a post on your blog that answers this week's question. 

2. Enter the link to your post in the linky list below (direct link please). Don't forget to make it a direct link or it won't get published. 

3. Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time reading other posts and consider becoming a follower. You know we all love new followers and interaction. :)

Question of the week:

Do you believe audio books are the future and why do believe? 

I might be one of the few people out there that say they dislike audio books. I've tried them on several occasions and I just cannot enjoy them. If I listen while driving, I fall asleep. If I listen while walking on the treadmill, I don't forget I'm on the treadmill. The only time I've ever used audio books was in the classroom as a teacher. I would get audio versions of any book I owned for the kids. Mainly so multiple kids could listen at one time in our reading center. It seemed to work well for kids that struggled with reading. But for me personally, no way.

I think audio books run the risk of taking away the joy of imagining how you visualize a character. An actor/actress will bring their own voice and style to the part and if it doesn't mesh with what I've imagined a character to sound like then I get upset.


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The Search for Delicious Natalie Babbitt
Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book

Summary from Amazon: Gaylen, the King’s messenger, a skinny boy of twelve, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow. At first it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary. But soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided.

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