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On Audiobooks

Audiobooks might be one of the most strangely divisive issues in the book community. The answer seems obvious, but every few months someone ignites the "Is listening to audiobooks reading?" conversation all over again, and, as people on Twitter do, they argue. Obviously, audiobooks should count as reading as you are consuming words and building pictures in your mind and absorbing information.
That's not really the point though. I wanted to talk about audiobooks today and the possibilities they unlock as well as their advantages when incorporating them into your regular reading routine. Personally, I go in and out with how often I listen to audiobooks. There's nothing I love more than being read to (probably stemming from how much my mom read to me as a kid), but the narrator can make or break an audiobook for me, so I'm very picky. I also listen to tons of music and podcasts so I find it hard to find the time to squeeze in audiobooks. I've found my ultimate …

Layoverland Review

Layoverland by Gabby Noone
Overview: Bea doesn't know what's going on. One second she's battling with Siri who insists on playing "Hey Soul Sister" the next she's flying through a windshield and waking up on a weird airplane. She quickly realizes that possibly the worst day of her life was also a last, and now she's stuck in an airport otherwise known as purgatory. If living in a horribly boring airport isn't bad enough, Bea has to work in the memory department to help move other souls on to heaven to make up for the bad things she did in her life. They weren't worthy of sending her to hell, but she's certainly been less than nice to quite a few people. Told in chapters that fill in the catastrophe of the last day of her life and her experiences at the airport, Bea goes on a real journey that teaches her what's important about life, even though she can only apply it in death. Overall: 5

Characters: 5 Bea makes the book. She's a character…