The week before last I did a lot of listening to books while I was sick so three books were ccompleted pretty fast. I was on a Michael Connelly kick and started the Harry Bosch series from book one. I reread book three so I’m including in the list again, which brings me to a topic I wanted to touch on since I get a ton of people who tell me how I can get free books for the blind. I know this, trust me haha. I’ll explain why I like to buy books.
A great example of why I like to buy books is the fact that I wanted to reread “The Concrete Blonde”. I know I can get books from the library, but I can’t keep them. This was the same when I was sighted. I liked to keep books because if I like a book, I’m almost guaranteed to read it again. I’ve replaced several print books I used to keep with the audio versions. When I first went blind, a friend brought me audio books from the library at the college she taught. There are several of those books I can’t remember and wish I still had, or knew the authors so I could get more or reread.
Because my introduction to audio books were these cds, I got very used to professional narrators and the production that goes into making an audio book. Call me a snob if you want, but I enjoy them. When I heard a sample of the talking books player at the blind center, it didn’t sound nearly as good to me. It’s all about what you start with maybe. I also fell through the cracks getting signed up for talking books, so when I got my computer and iTunes and didn’t have to rely on others to start the service for me, it was a relief.
When I was sighted, books weren’t free. I’m used to buying books. I’m a collector, too.
Sooo, hope that clears it up. I love my books and I can afford them, especially now with Audible.
Ok, so here’s the complete list for this year:
1. “IT” – Stephen King – Finished 1/4/12
2. “The Concrete Blonde” – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/9/12
3. “Under the Dome” – Stephen King – Finished 1/22/12
4. “The Black Echo” (Bosch #1) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/24/12
5. “The Black Ice” (Bosch #2) – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/27/12
6. “The Concrete Blonde” (Bosch #3) – Michael Connelly – Finished 2/2/12