Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Armchair BEA: Author Interaction & More Than Just Words (Day 2)

Author Interaction

One of my favorite authors interactions is RT Teen Day party! It's a great event and I absolutely love getting to talk to them. They are all super nice and it's just so much fun. I actually just got back from my third Teen Day and I wrote a post about it here. The post also includes a giveaway where you can win books (some are signed) and swag!

More Than Just Words

Over the past year I have really become a huge fan of audiobooks. It started out as more of a convenience thing with my commute to work but now I have found that I tend to like more books that I listen to on audio than I do books I actually read. I'm not sure if I have just gotten a lot of really great audiobooks or if there is something more to it. 

With audiobooks, narrators can make it or break it. A really great narrator does more than just read the words on the page. A great narrator brings the story to life. As I said earlier, I have read a lot of really great audiobooks recently and all of them have one thing in common: narrators that bring the story to life. 

Here are a few of my favorite audiobooks:

The Sea of Tranquility by Katjy Millay
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Poison Princess/Endless Knight by Kresley Cole
Daughter of Smoke and Bone/Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Shadow and Bone/Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Spellcaster/Steadfast by Claudia Gray

That list should get you started!! Hope you get a chance to check some of them out! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The right narrator is essential for audio books! I hate it when men read stories about girls or women. It just sounds odd.

    --Brenda @DailyMayo

    1. Yes, they are! And that is weird. I don't think I've encountered that yet!

  2. The only audiobooks that I've listened to that you've mentioned are Laini Taylor's and Leigh Bardugo's. Now, I loved DoSaB (reading the last book after I finish A Storm of Swords!), but I lost interest in Leigh Bardugo's series about a quarter of the way into Siege and Storm. I don't know if it was the narrator or what, but it completely lost me. Anywho, I'll definitely be checking the others out. I have credits that need spendin'!

  3. I heard Code Name Verity was good as an audiobook. I've never been able to really pay attention to them, but I think it's smart to listen to them on the way to work. If I enjoyed it too much, though, I might want to stay in the car and be late!

    1. Code Name Verity is so, so good! Sync is offering for free later on in the summer so you should check it out!

  4. I haven't really listened to any audio books, but your favorites list includes some of my favorite books. I think I will have to check out the audio books sometime!


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