The Book Club



Sometimes in life you have to admit you are wrong. This is one of those times where I hate to admit it but I have to apologise. You see, for years I have been laying crap onto some dear friends of mine when they have both individually advocated for audio books and how wonderful they are. “Oh yeah driving in the car I just LOVE to turn on an audio book whilst I drive around”. “When I go for a walk an audio book is so wonderful to listen too” are just a few of the outrageously wild comments made in the past that made me chuckle.

It’s probably just because I like to think of myself as somewhat of a traditionalist, a real ink-on-paper type person who is reliable and trustworthy and a strong pillar in society.

But when my daily commute to work forced me back to on the train, I found myself in need of a good book to read during the journey back and forth. Whilst not a long trip (fifteen minutes in total) I do find that I have to have something to read as browsing on my phone on the train tends to drive me nuts. So I jumped onto Amazon to download a new book and got suckered into their 30 day trial for audio books. Being a free trial, I figured it certainly couldn’t hurt and as there weren’t any noticeable signs that I had signed myself up, I felt it safe to proceed in that there would be little to no chance of anyone finding out (***crossed fingers it didn’t mysteriously link to my Facebook and announce to the world MEGAN HAS SIGNED UP TO AUDIO BOOKS. LOOK WHAT SHE’S BROWSING HERE as some sites tend to miraculously manage to do without given permission***).

One book, 8 hours of audio time later, I am a complete convert. It made it so much easier to read books and I didn’t get that drowsy feeling I normally experience when reading on a train that felt like it was slowly rocking me to sleep. So this is a somewhat public, well very public, apology to my dear friends E.A and L.H for mocking you both for your love of audio books. I remember even introducing you at my hens party with the opening line “Ohhh you have to meet so and so… she loves audio books just like you” all smug with myself.

Please accept this formal apology for the years of snickering at your love of audio books. I feel ashamed and every time I click “Purchase new audio book” I get a constant reminder not to be so smug when it comes to audio literature. So I guess I’m sorry.

As a side note…. my love for a good hardcopy lives on strong as I just purchased When in French and spent a good part of the weekend working my way through it. Have you read (or listened 😉 ) to anything great lately? I’m always in need of suggestions so throw them at me guys!  I have to run and go charge my iPhone so I can listen to more books browse Facebook later.

Have a wonderful week x



  1. April 10, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I used to have that opinion too but it all changed when I discovered how much more enjoyable my commute became rather than listening to music hours on end. I am currently listening to the Harry Potter series. I have been meaning to reread them for a while, however it was always quite low on my list. Thought it would be easier to listen on audiobook! I am quite particular with my audiobook selection (compared to my physical / e book choices) and only tend to listen to a) mystery or b) very very long books that I can’t see myself investing so much time with at home (i.e. Stephen King’s 11/22/63

    • April 10, 2017 / 1:47 pm

      I am too… I have to test out the “Sneak Peak” version first to see if I like the voice. I’ve avoided a few so far because I couldn’t stand the narrator haha. Harry Potter series is a fabulous idea…. and long enough to not run out in a few days!

  2. April 10, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I still haven’t gotten into audiobooks, I just never remember they exist! I’ve only ever listened to one, which I downloaded for a flight as reading on planes makes me dizzy. Will have to try a few more!

    • April 15, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      So after Natalie’s suggestion below about Harry Potter narrated by Stephen King…. I am in. love. So so good… perfect voice for reading a Harry Potter novel. Hopefully you’ll convert soon as well 🙂

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