I was just thinking about my next book selection, and couldn’t quite make up my mind on what I would pick to read. I have been enjoying the audio versions of Alexander McCall Smith’s books so much that I am not sure if I should also start reading his "real books" during the times that I actually read, instead of listen to my books…. times when I am not in my car, or am not doing housework.
There are so many considerations that I take into account when I am picking my next cozy mystery book to read. My current mood usually has the final word about my selection. My husband and I belong to audible.com, so we have access to many books on tape. Actually, we download the books, so they aren’t really in a cassette or CD form. I hadn’t looked at our "library list" on audible.com for quite a while, since I have recently been relying on my local library for my audio books.
My husband and I have such different tastes in the books we select to read. I usually don’t ever listen to my husband’s selections, which are mostly non-fiction selections, with a heavy emphasis on science and historical events. I just prefer to stick with my very "limited view" that, if it’s not a mystery, I probably won’t want to read it (or in the case of audible.com, listen to it.) At least I have a varied taste in mysteries! I prefer my cozy mysteries, but I also enjoy a good police procedural, and I even toss in thriller mysteries from time to time.
Anyway, my husband hadn’t selected our monthly five book limit, and said that I could go ahead and use all of the selections on myself. (He is always too good to me!) Of course, picking our five monthly books was difficult (What a little piggy-wiggy I must sound like!) but I managed to do it rather quickly…
Fortunately for me, audible.com has recently added a lot of books by some of my favorite authors, so I was quite pleased with my selections.
Now I have another book choice to make, since I have just finished my "hard copy book." I know I have said this before, but……… so many books, too little time!