The library had a pretty good selection of books on tape or actually books on CD. I looked through the titles and was careful not to choose one that was on the 100 Greatest Novels list or one that was on our book shelf at home. I decided on a Danielle Steel book, I had never read anything by her and it looked relatively short.
Each of the 9 CD’s had about 100 45 second tracks. This was very helpful incase I needed to take the CD from one location to another. I mainly listened to the book while I was driving to and from work or while doing errands. I did occasionally listen during my lunch hour at work.
If I was going on a long trip or had a long commute I would definitely be into books on CD more. It did help pass the time and it was easy to get into the book. However, I found that as I was listening to the book I kept wanting to pick up the actual book and start reading. This would definitely not change my reading style. I like having the book in my hands and feeling the pages. It also gives me a major sense of accomplishment when I finish a book. With an actual book you can physically see the start and the end. Also I like seeing what other people are reading, maybe they are reading something that interests me.
So final conscientious on books on tape/cd they are ok and are good for the right situations (trips, long commutes) but I am sticking to the old school book with pages and words.
I’m on my way to number 12………………………..