Posts Tagged ‘YA Audiobooks’

June is Audiobook Month!

June 19, 2013


I love listening to audio books!  It makes your drive to school, commute to work, or time exercising go so much faster (and it makes it easier to juggle multiple books at a time, since it makes it harder to mix them up when one is print and one is audio).

Never tried an audio book?  Here are some of my personal favorites from the YA section:

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, read by Jim Dale – My all-time favorite audio books.  Jim Dale has a way of really bringing all the characters to life.

The His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman, read by a full cast – Yes that’s right, a full cast of people doing different voices, like a radio play.  It took some getting used to but it was definitely cool to listen to and very well done.

Fire by Kristin Cashore – This is an AWESOME fantasy series.  I read the first and third books but listened to the second one, and the reader did a great job of capturing the story and setting the right tone.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – Most of the time for audio books I like something light and fun, since often I listen to them in my car.  So this love story was the perfect choice!


We’ve moved stuff.

March 15, 2010

Question: Ummmm where did the YA Audiobooks go?

Answer: We have moved them out into the Adult Audiobooks–we did some research and it seems that age is not much of a determining factor in who checks out books-on-CD so we thought we’d put them all together so you all wouldn’t have to trudge back and forth across the library when searching for a title. Let us know what you think about this move. P.S. I am currently listening to Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl and it is FANTASTIC.

Question: and where is the newest Negima? I can’t find it by the others in the series…

Answer: We have put all the new titles in one location, so it is easier for you to see what’s new in the YA Graphic Novel/manga collection. The new graphic novels and manga will have red stickers on the spine that say “NEW” and will be located immediately to the left of the YA Graphic section at Fairmount, and at the beginning of the YA Graphic section at Main. However, if the title you are looking for is super popular and super new, then you will probably want to reserve it.

Question: Some of the books in the New YA Fiction look suspiciously like Nonfiction???

Answer: Because they are Nonfiction, heyo! We have decided it is about time new YA nonfiction got to share some of YA fiction’s spotlight.

Question: Yeeeah, and whatif I can’t find the old Nonfiction books at Main?

Answer: ooops, forgot to tell you–we had lots of space once the audiobooks moved out so we jumped the nonfiction to over by the YA DVDs and then spread out the graphics so they could breathe a little.

Old Nonfiction book that I’m loving right now? Whatcha mean, what’s a zine? the art of making zines and minicomics by Mark Todd and Esther Watson.