audio books: the best way to commute

so audio books have been a good friend of mine for quite a while, but over the past few years we have kindled a deeper and more dependent relationship than ever before. so first we were driving back to Indiana frequently for visits [10 hours each way. ouch]. then bug went to a school that was an hour drive from our house [it was only 19 miles, who’d a thought!?].  and now my daily commute can be anywhere from 2-4 hours, depending on traffic.  so i thought i would share some of my favorite audiobooks, just in case you ever find yourself moaning about hearing Call me Maybe for the 9 billionth time.

Kid Friendly:

– Harry Potter [series] – JK Rowling

[duh. and if you haven’t read/heard it by now, just stop what you’re doing and get yourself to a bookstore. stat.]

– The City of Ember [series] – Jeanne DuPrau

– Juliet Dove Queen of Love – Bruce Coville

– The Chronicles of Narnia [series] – CS Lewis

– The Alchemyst [series] – Michael Scott

– Eragon [series] – Christopher Paolini

– The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

– A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

For Adult Ears Only:

– Game of Thrones [series] – George RR Martin

– Devil in the White City – Erik Larson

– Enders Game [series] – Orson Scott Card

– King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard

– Vanity Fair – William Thackeray

– Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

– Digital Fortress – Dan Brown

– The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon


also, while we are on the topic of books.  i got to be the kindergarten mystery reader for bug’s class today.  whooo buddy, i still think the job of a kindergarten teacher is one of the most challenging on earth!!! major love and appreciation to all you teachers.  i read four fabulous (^) books to the class and had twelve people ask to sit next to me at lunch (talk about a self-esteem booster, i’m still on a high from it)!


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