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22 January 2012

The Sunday Salon: This and That



Alas, it's karma, my friends. I complain about being busy two weekends ago, but not so much. Behold, I begin my week of traveling for business, and I will be in Dallas for part of the week. Unfortunately, I will not be able to visit anything for fun, as it will be one meeting session all day on Tuesday, team dinner in the evening, and then all day in a meeting session on Wednesday...my, oh my. Which means, for the most part, it will be pretty quiet on this homefront even with the few scheduled posts I have set up.

So a couple things to tell you about:
  • Audible.com. I just got a membership, and hello? Where has it been all my (blogging) life? Sure, I just started really enjoying audio books, but I had no idea the great deals they would have. Yes, yes, I know I need to finally get a library card in Virginia Beach since I've been living here for all of three months now, but I had to pass this along to you... Audible.com had a fabulous sale the other day, and I picked up five audiobooks for $40. If I had purchased them at regular price, it would have been approximately $100. Deal, right?
  • The Stephen King Project. I am so excited on the number of participants. Each month, Kathleen and I are giving away something (one book or other bookish stuff) to one participant who linked up a Stephen King review for the month. It's never too late to join, folks, so click here if you are interested.
  • Challenges I Can Do. Or, at least, do well. Which is why I signed up for Teresa's 2012 Audio Book Challenge. This, this I can do, and not feel pressured.
That's it for now. See you on the other side of next week.

14 comments:

  1. I've never joined Audible just because my library has about 90% of what I want. They are wonderful, AND they deliver everything to my door. But I know that I won't always have that luxury, if my plan of moving to the beach in the next ten years comes to fruition. It is good to know there are options!

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  2. I love audible, and wait anxiously every month for my credit to pop up so that I can grab my next read. They really do have an incredible selection, and I have gotten a ton of stuff from them that I couldn't have found anywhere else. Glad to hear that you are a member now as well!

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  3. I hope your trip is successful and you get some downtime while you're in Dallas.

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  4. I just joined audible too! I was thinking about writing a post about my love for the iPhone app, LOL. I actually joined before (in 2007) but I couldn't get into audio. The reason I like it now is because I can pull it up on the app and listen directly from my phone which I can also plug into the car. I still think it's so expensive though! I did download a book from that sale, though, which was a great deal.

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  5. So many of my fave bloggers have been making trips through Dallas lately with no time to play!! I'll be waving at you from my post in North Dallas. :)

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  6. Welcome to the wonderful world of audible.com - I love that company!

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  7. I adore Audible...I was surprised by how cheap they are, compared to audios at the bookstore!

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  8. I've looked at Audible before but the 'plan' nature of it scares me off as I am not deep into audiobooks anyway and I worry about not using it. Kind of like a gym membership or something but way more fun ;)

    Hope your trip to Dallas goes well!

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  9. Once I start commuting to work this summer, I plan to make major use of audible.com!

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  10. I've been a member of Audible for about a year and I'm also weak when it comes to their promotions. Is the promotion you mention the "Wish List" one? I got "Macbeth: Novel" read by Alan Cumming (one of my favorite narrators), "The Sense of an Ending" and "Divergent" (too see what the fuss is about). What did you get for your 40$?

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  11. Audible has changed my life! :) Ooooh, Dallas. Looks like you've already left, but still waving your way. Terrible weather this week!!

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  12. I've become quite fond of audio books in the past few years, but I've never considered Audible.com. I get all my audios from the library (either on disc or downloads). Until I run out of books on my wishlist/reserve list, I think I'll stick with the freebies.

    Off to draft a post for the Stephen King challenge. I'm in!!

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  13. I should check out Audible.com. I've been wanting to give audiobooks another try. I've never had great luck with them in the past.

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