Is it hot in here? You bet! It’s SUMMER! What better time is there to discover new books from some talented indie authors? Welcome to the SUMMER SPLASH BLOG HOP! There are so many great prizes just waiting to be won, and nearly 50 authors to discover! As the for the grand prizes, how would you like a brand new Kindle Fire? It’s just one of the grand prizes being offered. Click here to see more!
****Oh yeah. And I’ll be giving away a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card. Please see below!*****
I love summer reading. Even if I’m really busy crunching deadlines, I always try and find a way to squeeze in a good book. Lately, I’ve found a kind of clever way to get reading done, while multitasking. I discovered audiobooks when my two books, The Girl, the Gold Tooth and Everything and Rita Hayworth’s Shoes were acquired by Audible.
I’ve only listened to short sections of those, but devoured Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl while I found myself stuck in traffic on trips to visit clients, and also during my morning walks. What an amazing book, and what a satisfying way to experience it! I tried Dan Brown’s Inferno, and could not get through it. I’m sort of a Dante freak, but I just don’t have the same passion others do for the writing of Dan Brown. Great storyteller, sure, but I find it somewhat annoying that he always makes a point to let us know how brilliant his female characters are…and then dumbs them down by making them ask silly questions so Robert Langdon can look smarter with his answers. Puhleaze! I also wasn’t crazy about the reader. Maybe he killed it for me? I’ve now moved on to Amy Shearn’s The Mermaid of Brooklyn and I’m loving it! Do you think audiobooks is a good way to experience books? Is it “cheating”? Please leave me a comment and let me know.
Speaking of comments, let’s get back to Summer Splash… Each stop on this hop will feature it’s own giveaway, and there are some pretty cool prizes up for grabs. I’ll be giving away a ***$20 AMAZON.COM GIFT CARD*** to a reader, chosen at random, who leaves a comment here, telling me how they feel about audiobooks, including their email address and their Twitter handle, and who also follows me on Twitter (just click here).
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