Sunday, September 16, 2012

Love to Listen

Beautiful Sunrise- Photo by Emma 4Nov14 (1)

We have rediscovered our love of listening to audio books as a family. I think the reason we had stopped listening to them as a family is that Da was having a hard time concentrating on his school work. Now that he doesn't have school work to concentrate on, we are free to craft and listen to audio books all day long.

Unfortunately, that is sometimes what we do. All. Day. Long.

Not that I am really complaining because while listening to audio books is when Emma and I get most of our creating done. Maybe I should try listening to audio books while doing some chores...

Our current favorites are Harry Potter (we are on book 2), and The Underland Chronicles (we are waiting for book 3 to be available).

Last night we started listening to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and we finished it up this morning. Did you know that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was originally published in 1900? So cool. I loved the story. I had never listened to the story all the way through before, only heard snippets of the story as Gramma read it to Emma. I have seen the movie, but books are SOOOO much better. Always.

I think we might have to start listening to more of the classics.

If you are wondering where we are getting all these audio books, I will let you in on a secret (that isn't really a secret). Through our public library, we are able to borrow audio books. For Iowa, we go though NEIGHBORS, and until our Ames library card expires, we also utilize WILBOR. At this point we are limited to 3 books from each website, but some of the books can be returned early.

If you have a library card (and really, everyone should have a library card), you should check out your libraries website to see if they offer an on-line library as well.

We are always looking for book recommendations, so if you have any favorites, please share them!

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