Thursday, August 27, 2009

What I'm listening to

I'm a HUGE fan of audio books (thank you,!). Especially when I'm in my car. I actually feel like I'm being productive if I listen to a book while I'm on the road. That focus on a story also probably spares me from the inevitable road-ragey thoughts.

On my drive back from vacation in Illinois earlier this month, I listened to the audio book of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. So good! And that was a loooooooong drive -- 14 hours, thanks to traffic in Chicago, a backup on the Ohio turnpike and road construction in Pennsylvania. Luckily, I had Katniss and Peeta to keep my brain thoroughly entertained as they competed in a Survivor-like reality show. Instead of getting voted off the island, though, losers are just plain offed.

I thought the ending was a bit abrupt at first, until I realized The Hunger Games is the first in a trilogy. I can deal with that! Catching Fire will be released on Sept. 1. You can bet that when the audio book is ready, I'll be listening.


  1. Love this new blog, Joyce. Your personal voice shines. I can "hear" you talking. And now I have a new RS series to read.

  2. Hi,Susan!
    Thanks for the blog love. :)