I love to read.  I love to run.

“reading” + running = bueno!

This is an ode to the audiobook.

I catch quite a bit of flack from people over my audiobook addiction.  People insist it’s not a substitute for actually reading. 

I agree!  It doesn’t compare to actually reading.  But I don’t have a whole heck of a lot of time to curl up with a good book.

I started listening to audiobooks around the beginning of the year.  After months of marathon training, I’d seriously exhausted my music library and needed something that kept me a bit more engaged.

Since then I’ve “read” more than I’ve read in the last 10 years.

Here is a list of books I’ve “read” while running this year:

Born to Run – loved it!!!  Inspired me to ditch the stability shoes and arch supports in favor of Nike Free Runs.

Born to Run

Chi Running – Not a great “read”.  More of a skim at Barnes & Noble.

The Help – Can’t wait for the movie!

All of the Twilight Novels – Enjoyed the books.  Don’t love the movies though.

The Host – about a zillion times better than Twilight

Sarah’s Key – A little overrated.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter – Meh.  I really wanted to like this.

Sookie Stackhouse Series:  Dead Until Dark – LOVE TRUE BLOOD!!!

Chelsea Handler:  My horizontal Life – Hilarious!

Chelsea Handler:  Are you there Vodka?  It’s me, Chelsea – Also hilarious!

I know there are a couple more I can’t quite remember….

Right now I’m “reading”:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Interesting, but I get queasy hearing about lady parts for extended periods of time.

Agent to the Stars – As read by Wil Wheaton!

The Hunger Games – I’m hooked!

I started our purchasing from Barnes & Noble, then getting free downloads from the San Diego County Library.  Now I also have an Audible account. 

Those are a whole lot of links!  Make it worth my while…Any recommendations?