Good morning fellow book lovers! Come on in and pull up a chair. Coffee is on and caramel rolls are fresh from the oven. Cant you just smell them?
I am dancing a bit on the clouds this week because this past weekend I went and made a purchase that I am thrilled about. I am now the proud owner of an IPOD Touch. Now I don’t want it for music… I have a little nano for that and I take that one to the gym…. I wanted the IPOD to listen to audio books while I am bike riding.
I know, I know…. my name is Sheila and I am a bookaholic.
Come spring, I start doing long bike rides. The first one is coming up April 25th and it is called the Ironman. It will take place in Lakeville Minnesota. It is a 35, 65, or 100 mile ride. I am hoping to do the 65, depending on the weather. On these long rides that can take many hours, I get tired of listening to music and think a book would hold my interest more. Plus – as I start spending more and more time outside as the weather gets nicer, it helps me keep up on my reading while still being active. 🙂
Now researching audio books for downloading I discovered something. They are expensive. An audio download can be $25 – 39 dollars easy. Too much money I thought. So I took this dilemma to Twitter. Thanks to the help I found from my fellow book lovers on Twitter… I learned about audible.com. On audible I was able to sign up for a 14 day trial and choose an audio for free for trying them out. After the 2 week trial if I choose to stay with them, I pay $7.49 per month to get one free credit. The credit is good for almost any audio book – and they have them all I checked. They have other packages as well, and you can make individual purchases. What I like is that you are not under contract and you can quit anytime.