This month, I’m not doing any audiobooks.
I realized that I’ve listened to at least one a month for the past two years (likely) and I needed a break.
I’ve covered all the Dresden Files (again), most of the Thursday Next books, the Leviathan trilogy, the Old Kingdom Trilogy, a bunch of the Morganville Vampires series, the first four Dune books, The Great Gatsby. There have been others that I can’t think of right now.
Toward the end of May, I finished one and was ready to start the next …
…and I just didn’t want to. I wanted to sing along to the radio. I wanted to listen to more NPR. I didn’t want more novels.
This is another one of those places where I continue to grow as a reader. I have expressed my love of audiobooks and how they are more than “ear movies.” But, like learning how to stop reading a book that is truly awful, I’m learning that its OK to not be interested in a certain type of book form for a time.
I’m not losing street cred as a reader because I just need a break.
So. I’m singing and listening to more of the dulcet tones of Robert Siegal and Renee Montagne.
Maybe in July audiobooks will be back.