Friday, February 14, 2014

Romance…. My Way Blog Hop


I have many favorite tropes but this go around I thought I would talk about one of my favorite reading devices, the audiobook!!!

I hate the gym, it is an evil place that holds no lure for me. But my doctor says I have to workout. Well that, and I refuse to go up another jean size! Yeah, I wish I were the size I was when I first thought I was fat. That is now the goal weight. How times have changed.

Anyway, I routinely complained that I do not get endorphins from exercise, mine come from reading.  Oh hey, let's combine the thing I loathe with one that I love. Eureka, audiobooks are the perfect solution to my dilemma.

After successfully using audio as a bait for exercise, I tried it with cleaning, long drives and mindless work on my computer!! Ah, love!! I even managed to convince the teens I work with to listen while playing video games!! What a way to make that time more productive!!

There are some who argue this is not really reading, but there are many studies out there that prove audiobooks are great for improving vocabulary, reading comprehension and concepts. It is also a way to get around those pesky classics teens find dull. 

With a great narrator a story will come to life. Audiobooks are on the rise and so many out there are amazing listens. I have a nice little list of narrators that I fangirl over as much as the authors they read!! There are even more smexy books popping up on Audible and publisher sites. 

For this hop I want you to check out my audiobook blog Eargasms and tell me what you think. Love it, hate it, think I should change it up to a traditional format? If you like to listen then give it a follow. I have loads books already posted and more to come!!

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30 comments:

  1. Thank you for being part of the hop. mrscrabbyfan@gmail.com

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  2. I just discovered this blog so I'm a newbie and not sure my opinion will matter that much.
    I must say that I love this. I've wanted to do this myself but I can't figure out how to set up a blog. I just don't have time or patience to fix it.
    I think this blog is great. I love the audio reviews. I especially like being able just to look and see what books you've listened to and see if there's any that I'm interested in. I really don't read book but listen to audio books only so I'll be checking this blog out daily and writing a list of audio books you liked and didn't.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! It is still a work in progress but I hope to see you around!!
      I moved the blog to Wordpress ad have several following options available.

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  3. I have posted this elsewhere but I really enjoy the eargasm reviews. I think you do a great job explaining both the story and the narration.

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  4. I'm a non-con dub-con kinda girl myself :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    ilookfamous@yahoo.com

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  5. I disagree with your overall primarily positive reactions to I believe your audio book-review section to be well-organized, with marked format improvements over most libraries and Amazon. I wish more authors would offer audio as an option, though Audible is beginning to have a monopoly in MP3s. Perhaps Smashwords will join the audio age soon? If you are ever asked for additional reviews on audio books, please consider bookwormpov (at) gmail (dot) com, a.k.a. @BookwormPOV on Twitter.

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  6. I think your audio book-review section is really cool! Very easy to use, and very well set up!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  7. I'd love to see some m/m on Eargasms!

    vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  8. At first, I was not sure if it was audiobooks in general that I didn't like or the actual book itself. I decided to try a book I love on audio and I loved it. I decided to be more selective in the ones I choose on audio and have had success! My house is cleaner, my laundry is caught up, I cook much more than I had been, I work out more and my TBR list is shrinking. I love audiobooks!

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    1. I love them for getting my boring tasks done!! I will admit I listing at double speed cause I like a brisk read!

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  9. I say anyway to promote a book is a good thing! Keep up the reviews, you are awesome at it!

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  10. Love the new Eargasms feature - I have yet to listen to an audiobook, but I've always been curious how well the narration can bring the words to life. I plan on starting my outdoor walking again once the snow melts (maybe July if I'm lucky - lol!), and will definitely try some audiobooks when I do!
    Thanks for the post & the giveaway!

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    1. Definitely give them a shot, they will make the time flyby!

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  11. I like the snapshot view. It's really neat!

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  12. M/M section in eargasms please, thank you for the giveaway

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I hear ya, problem is I do not really like MM. But do not despair, my sister loves them!! I am forcing her into service, making her do reviews of the MM audiobooks she has listened to, as we speak!! Look out for them to ve up in the next couple weeks!!

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  13. I just love your blog and your reviews ! Huge fan and I have found many good books based on your reviews! Thanks for sharing! amybowens34@yahoo.com

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  14. From what I have seen of the new blog, I really like it. I don't know of many blogs for audio books (although some of my faves are starting to add a few here and there) but I am really excited about finding one that focuses exclusively on audios! I am sure that I will find many good recommendations on it (I did subscribe, LOL)

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  15. Love podcasts and audio books!

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  16. like the menu options and reviews

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  17. I'm looking forward to reading your books Karen!

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  18. I like the easy links to the different books, and I love the drop downs from the menu. It looks great in Chrome; in Explorer, though, it's really hard to read the menu, and the graphic overwhelms several of the book covers/names.

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  19. I like it alot! I love the main page and the menu.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  20. I've always read your book reviews, and bought a lot of books because of them, and since Eargasms I've gotten 3 new audiobooks too. I agree with a previous poster, some MM please. I also like how easy it is to navigate around.

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  21. I like the title and the idea is good. Plus having one blog off another is cool/ I tried having two and I just couldn't do it.

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  22. I love it! It's so beautifully done, I love the design! I don't really listen audiobooks, but I'll definitely read your reviews! Keep up the great work!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. Forgot my email address and it won't let me edit the post...

    Shannon
    sabai30706(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I've honestly never tried an audiobook... not sure I would follow along as good if I were listening versus actually reading it myself... I guess that's why I've not tried them yet LOL! jjo7796 at hotmail dot com

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  25. I love audiobooks! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I have tried audiobooks and just cannot seem to grasp them. My mind seems to wander for whatever reason. Lol.
    Glad you enjoy them though.
    Thank you for participating in the hop!
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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