The book blogosphere has many memes. Every Friday we celebrate poetry with Poetry Friday. On Mondays we post about nonfiction for Nonfiction Monday. People may participate in In My Mailbox or the Sunday Salon. There's also Waiting on Wednesday, Booking Through Thursday, Library Loot, and, I'm sure, a whole host of others.
Stacked and I are adding one more to the mix: AudioSynced. On the first day of every month, Kelly or I will host a roundup of blogosphere posts about audiobooks. We want to encourage people to listen to audiobooks and to post about them. We want to provide a place for people to find out about great audiobooks. So plug in those headphones, check out an awesome audiobook, write up a post about it, and on March 1 head over to Stacked and leave your link in the comments.
Not sure where to start? Here are some resources for picking out great audiobooks:
- The ALSC's Notable Children's Recordings lists
- The Odyssey Award winners and honor books
- Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
- The Grammy winners and nominees for Best Spoken Word Album
- The Audies Award winners
- Or, heck, even my own Audiobook Roundup posts and Good Reads audiobook reviews
I love to listen to audiobooks in the car, but if you've got a short commute, listen to audiobooks while you're cooking or cleaning your house or when you go on a road trip. Or see if your local library has picture book readalong kits which will offer you some shorter choices perfect for when you don't spend much time in the car. As an audiobook convert, I can tell you that the more you listen to audiobooks, the more you'll want to listen to audiobooks.
And check out Kelly's post on evaluating audiobooks to see what you might be listening for when you review them.
While you're at it, you may want to join the 100+ bloggers participating in the 2010 Audiobook Challenge hosted by Royal Reviews.
So, go forth and listen. Blog about audiobooks. And on March 1, head over to Stacked where you can grab the image and add your link to the roundup. On April 1, AudioSynced will be here at Abby (the) Librarian, on May 1 it will be at Stacked, and so on and so forth. Questions? Leave 'em in the comments!
And hey, spread the word, please. This monthly blogger event has the potential to be a really valuable resource, but only if we can get the word out and convince y'all to participate!