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My #FridayReads are All Over the Place

My #FridayReads

I havent written a #FridayReads post in a long time! Here’s what I’m currently reading:

On Audio

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

 

I’m rediscovering Harry Potter all over again thanks to the Oh Witch Please Podcast so I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series. But this time on audio. It’s been delightful. Do check out the Oh Witch Please podcast. WARNING: Not safe for work or children.

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The Circle by Dave Eggar

 

For Bookclub

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 

Believe it or not, kids, that’s all I’m reading at the mo.

Tell me what you’re reading!

 

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What’s In My Ear? #FridayListens

What’s In My Ear?

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What have I been listening to lately?

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

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What are you listening to?

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What’s In My Ear? #FridayListens

What’s In My Ear?

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What have I been listening to lately?

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King

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Wow was this good!

Have you read it?

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Children Young Adult

What’s In My Ear? #FridayListens

What’s In My Ear?

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What have I been listening to lately?

Dumplin by Julie Murphy

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Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

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Please Ignore Vera Dietz by AS King

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What have you been listening to?

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Books Young Adult

My Top 5 Audiobooks for Young Adult Readers (Listeners)

My Top 5 Audiobooks for
Young Adult Readers (Listeners)

 

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If you’re like me, you’re always consuming books. Whether hardcover, paperback, e-reader, phone, or audiobook, reading can be done ANYWHERE. I love consuming audiobooks in the car, but you can really listen to them no matter what you’re doing. If you like to listen to audiobooks as much as I do, here are my top 5 suggestions, compiled with help from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Also several of these books contain diversity so WINNING.

1. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs. The third novel in the Peculiar Children series is read by Kirby Heyborne and this dude is GREAT with voices. I mean like it took me a while to figure out whether he was English or not; his English accent was ON POINT. And his scary guy voices? Oh em gee!

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2. ¬†Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Fangirl is a great read because if you’re in love with a book or a book series you can relate to our heroine. Also? The handsome-voiced Maxwell Caulfield (from the second Grease movie) helps narrate and he is swoon worthy.

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3. The Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld is read by Alan Cumming. If you’re not sure who he is, no worries. Just plug your earphones in and listen. He can do the voices so convincingly I forgot that he was a Scot doing a German accent. Amazing!

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4. The Hobbit by JR Tolkien. If you’re not a fan of second breakfast or the hobbit life, give this book a try. The narrator is Rob Inglis and he does so many excellent voices you forget it’s just one guy reading. Plus, his voice of Golem is so disgustingly gross that you will wet your pants. It’s the best thing you hate to listen to.

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5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire. Dudes, run out and get this book now. Like NOW. You know why? Cuz it’s read by Lin Manuel Miranda! The story is so awesome and the fact that Manuel-Miranda can speak Spanish (he is a native speaker) puts the book over the top for me! I lived in Texas for 10 years and his voice¬†brought me back to those good old days. Plus the story is so ding dang good.

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Here’s a bonus: if you’ve already read one of these books, download any book written by Neil Gaiman himself. Because he reads most of his books and there is nothing like hearing the author inflect the words just where they want them to go. It’s kinda like Neil reading you a bedtime story. Full of ghosties and weird things, but whatever right?

 

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What’s in My Ear? Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

How many of you love audiobooks? I love that I can take an audiobook with me everywhere and plug in, even if it’s just for a few moments. I’m never too far away from a good read (or listen, haha). My latest audiobook from Audible is called Fangirl and it’s by Rainbow Rowel.

Here’s my video review:

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Children

What’s In My Ear: Wonder + Audible.com


Listen to a bestseller for $7.49 at audible.com!

You know I’m reading all the time, right? No matter where I go I’m never too far from a book. I’ve recently discovered my newest love, Audible.com.

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You download the books to your device and if you’re somewhat clever, you can listen in your car! In full honesty, I’m an affiliate so if you click any of the links, I get a teeny bit of profit. I love the books on Audible.com because they are read by professional readers, just like the ones on audiobook discs are. What’s better is, I can carry the book in my phone and plug in whenever I want.

Wonder + Audible.com= Happy Pammy

Have you read award winning Wonder by RJ Palacio?

I. Love. it.

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Can you tell I love it?

Have you read it? Ever tried audiobooks?