Hi, I’m Kyra Dune, author of fantasy fiction and I’m your host for this stop in the Hunt.
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Somewhere on this page is a hidden number. Collect all the numbers from all the authors’ posts, and then add them up. Once you’ve added all the numbers, and if I am your last author, please head to the official website and click on the ENTER HERE page to find the entry form. Only entries will the correct number will qualify to win.
The author I’m pleased to be hosting for Virtual FantasyCon’s Blog Hop Hunt today is Blogger – Got My Book.
Jeanene is the blogger behind the Science Fiction & Fantasy book blog Got My Book. She is an audiobook enthusiast and writer of (overly?) long reviews.
Yes, I'm that person, the one who wears her headphones nearly everywhere. Whenever anyone apologizes to me for a delay, I just say, "That's ok, 'I've Got My Book.'"
Come join me on an Audiobook journey through the worlds of fantastical fiction, with pauses for other book related side trips.
I have loved reading since I was young. Being *cough*middle aged*cough*, audiobooks came later. My whole life, my Dad has been a reader. He spends his free time sitting on the couch with a book. As time has gone by and my siblings have grown, a family reunion might find half of us sitting around, each with our own book/ereader - perfectly content.
My mother isn't a big reader; but she is an amazingly patient woman who is willing to listen to us tell her all about our latest favorites. She is even kind enough to say she would rather listen to me tell it than read it herself.
As I wrote in the previous post, I have always loved reading. I was the kid who was usually reading a book in class (thankfully I was pretty good at following along just enough to be able to answer questions when the teacher called on me). Or the one reading under the covers with a flashlight instead of sleeping (yes, I've really done that). Unfortunately, as we grow up it becomes harder to read when you are supposed to be doing something else.
I spent my earliest post-college years living in a big city and commuting on the bus. But reading on the bus made me really sick. At the time, I owned a portable cassette walk-man and my library had a huge collection of books on tape. I had trouble "reading" this way at first, but stuck it out and have been forever grateful that I did. (Note: I will write about how I adapted to audiobooks in my next post in this series.)
I now have a 15 minute commute (round trip), but 13 audiobooks have found their way into every area of my life. I listen while doing housework, exercising (hate it otherwise), running errands, doing boring stuff on the computer, crafting (crocheting, knitting, cross-stitching, etc), taking road trips or flying to visit family, etc. A year ago, I went on a solo cruise for a big birthday, and audiobooks let me sit & enjoy the beautiful water while also using my vacation to listen to some great books!
Weekly Blog Features
- 3 SF/F reviews (middle-grade through adult) - As an Audiobook reviewer, my reviews naturally include a section on the narration and audio production. But if you don’t listen to your books, some of the other things you can find in my reviews include:
- Up-to-date series information - I always include information about whether a book is part of a series & which number it is, whether the series is complete or not, and when the next book will be out if it’s not.
- Content warnings - I firmly believe in the right to make an informed choice as to what you personally want to read. I don't believe that it equals censorship until you try to limit what someone else can choose to read. To that end, I try to note anything someone might want to know about before hand.
- Author/Narrator Interviews, when I can get them.
- A "New Audiobook Releases” post that highlights some of the most talked about & interesting looking new SF/F Audiobooks that week.
- A bookish Discussion.
- A Sunday Summary that combines personal updates, reading updates, highlights from my weekly book haul, and links to all the posts for that week.
Did you find the number? If you did, then click Got My Book’s link – http://gotmybook.booklikes.com/ to continue Virtual FantasyCon’s Blog Hop Hunt.