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Friday, June 9, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Aprilynne Pike - Guest Post

Welcome Aprilynne Pike to Audiobook Lovin! 
Both my niece and daughter love Aprilynne's books and are so happy she is a guest this year! 

I’ve always loved audiobooks. When I was in college, I would get them from the library when I went on long drives. And considering I was a ten-hour drive from my parents’ house, that happened fairly frequently. But in the last few years, as I’ve become an author with both deadlines and children, they’ve become vital. I’ve discovered that I need words the way most people need food—multiple times a day. Audiobooks have become, for me, the equivalent of those cell phone headset things that people have in their cars. A way for me to read hands-free. Without them, I simply wouldn’t get a chance to read as much as my creative brain needs me to. (I never get to read as much as I *want* to, but I’m not actually convinced such a thing is possible.:)) I’m pretty much constantly found with earbuds in, listening to what I’m sure people think is music … but no, it’s stories! Here are my Top Five best times to listen to books:

5.) While folding laundry. Because folding laundry is boring and books are fun!

4.) While doing dishes. Okay, it’s basically exactly the same as folding laundry.

3.) While driving. I guess I’ve never lost this one. I’m constantly taxiing my family around, and I think I yell at other drivers less if I’m listening to a book. Maybe. I yell a lot.

2.) While running errands and shopping. Bonus, most people won’t talk to you if they see the earbuds. And well, I didn’t start writing books to talk to real people.;)

1.) While out running! I used to listen to music, but the day I was really into a book and went ahead and turned that on while running changed my life! No, seriously. Bonus, because talking isn’t as ear-filling as music, I also feel much more aware of what’s around me (other runners, bikers, etc.) so I feel safer.

I probably spend two-six hours a day listening to audiobooks, and if I had to stop and turn pages—even on eBooks—I know I wouldn’t get half the reading done that I get now. Three cheers for audiobooks!

Thank you Aprilynne for hanging out with us today!! 

Friends, below is an audio clip from GLITTER

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About The Author

Aprilynne Pike is a critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author of young adult fiction. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and their four children.

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