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Sharon

Since my vision isn't what it used to be, I've been listening to audio books in bed at night via my tablet with a pillow speaker connected. I enjoy historical fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, suspense and mystery. Recently I listened to "City at the End of the World" by Edmond Hamilton. Very good story! I just finished "Day of the Dead" by J.A. Jance. The reader in this one was excellent! This is my 2nd J.A. Jance book. When I was a little kid, my grandmother's bookcase held titles she had read as a child, and that her 3 children had read (1 of whom was my Daddy), and that is where I got hooked on reading. When I finished those books, I started reading Grandma's encyclopedias! I have inherited several of those children's titles from Grandma's collection.

Sometimes I get my audio books through my local library website and sometimes through archives.org. These are great resources for great books and short story collections. I currently have 8 titles in my library's audio books account wishlist and several audio book downloads on the tablet. When I finish a title, it is so easy to make the next selection. Using my Windows Surface tablet, and my Windows Phone, along with the OneDrive music folder, my books are synchronized and I can use both devices to listen to my books. I can listen in my car using Bluetooth to play through the car speakers, or with earphones anywhere else using the Windows Phone. With the tablet, either the pillow speaker or, if I want to listen to a book before bedtime, earphones work great, and it doesn't annoy my other half!

I downloaded "Anthem" by Ayn Rand, but the reader's voice was too annoying and I just couldn't take it. I didn't even finish Chapter 1! I bought and read "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead" many years ago. I didn't know anything about the author's personal life, I simply enjoyed the characters, the plot lines, and the settings.


Many years ago, I belonged to a book club, those book selling companies that send you a title for approval, and I had a ton of those, mostly mysteries by popular authors of the time, as well as classics. I spent the first 20 years of my marriage as a full-time homemaker and, in between the various chores and activities, I read books. I've given most of them away for others to enjoy.

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Nelida Mejia
I love reading in my sunroom early in the morning.
   
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Nelida Mejia
I love placing my legs on the Ottoman as I read each morning.
   

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