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  •  really hoping you go on with this series (5+ / 0-)

    There are more twists and turns in e-publishing than in most suspense novels -- I can't keep up. And often the changes divide writers I trust, with some saying the latest change will help us in some way and others crying armageddon. You always bring clarity to whatever you diary, so if you go on with this, I'll love it. (And if you don't, I'll just have to love whatever you do go on with.)

    Lately I've been checking out a lot of downloadable audiobooks through my library. (They are also offered as ebooks but like print books, ebooks just stack up here, albeit invisibly.) This is such a boon! I've been listening to Larry McMurtry's books, and some are read so well I feel lucky to hear them instead of read them. But they're long and would cost about twice as much as hardcovers, so I'm glad the library offers downloads.

    "I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love." Mitt Romney

    by scilicet on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 11:14:00 AM PDT

    •  Audiobooks have made such a difference (3+ / 0-)

      in my life. My mother has Alzheimers and I visit her at least twice a week; the distance is 45 miles and it can take from 1 to 2 1/2 hours each way depending on traffic. The audiobooks from the library have made those trips so much better. My current book is the third in Tanya Huff's Confederation series. What a good writer she is.

    •  SoCaliana wrote a monthly series on audiobooks (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, citylights

      that is currently on hiatus. It would be nice to see it come back, although I have never been very good at focusing on an audio book.

      I love McMurtry's work. Lonesome Dove is one of my all time favorites. I may try another audio book while I am doing stuff around the house. Especially if I can listen to it on my iPhone.

      Thank you for the praise. My brother used to call me a techno geek because I so love the advances technology can bring. It feels like there are big changes coming to publishing as a result of the digital format; in how we buy/lease books, how we "read" books and how we write and publish them.

      We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty - Edward R. Murrow

      by Susan Grigsby on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 12:41:00 PM PDT

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