Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019. 2019 was a big year of transition in my life, so I had to change how I read and ingested books. I started reading differently and started enjoying books in different mediums.

  1. I discovered Libby! Libby is a fantastic app that a lot of public libraries support that lets you borrow eBooks and audiobooks in a very aesthetically pleasing user interface. It also has amazing curation – every day there are different lists that have helped me discover lots of books.
  2. Audiobooks – I know I wasn’t the first person to discover audiobooks, but this personal discovery was great! I started listening in the car, in the evening and tons while I work out.
  3. Book of the Month – Getting a curated list of five books to choose from every month is fantastic. Also, the fact that the books all look nice on the shelf together is a nice plus.
  4. Kindle – I got a Kindle this year and I definitely won’t be looking back. It’s been a fantastic way to read and review ARCs from publishers

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22 Comments

  1. I love Libby too! And I’m trying to push myself to listen to more audiobooks. I just tend to be more visual. 🙂

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  2. I love my Kindle too, although I’ve been using mine for years (I’m on my second one because the first one was having a battery issue). I did have an Audible subscription, but I cancelled (temporarily) because I had credits building up and unlistened to books. I’ll get back in when I’m ready. I like to mix in some audiobooks from my library too. They don’t often have books I want available immediately (which is why I got the Audible membership) but it helps stretch the audiobook dollar.

  3. I’ve never heard of Libby – we have a fantastic library system here in Hawaii, I’ll have to check it out.

  4. That Libby sounds interesting. I’ll have to look it up! Enjoy using your Kindle. I don’t know how I’d have a book blog if I didn’t have one (well, I used to have a Nook but Windows 10 killed it)!

  5. Libby!!! Oh my goodness, I completely forgot about Libby when I made my list!! 😂 it’s amazing!!!

  6. I use overdrive my self. I never used to like audio books but I try it while I was cleaning one day and feel in love with it. And my kindle is my most use electronic at my house.

  7. So glad you discovered Libby! All of these are awesome resources. I thought of signing up for BotM before. Maybe in 2020 I will. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Since my maternity leave and reentering the work flow audiobooks have been my savior! I have been listening to more books than reading and feel like I can get to those stories I wouldn’t have time to actually pick up.

  9. Audiobooks have totally changed my reading life. I know a lot of people say they can’t get into them, but I think they just haven’t found the right narrator yet. Great post!

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