Worshipping at the Altar of Audiobooks
While June may be the official audiobook month, and this week is Audiobook week at Devourer of Books, here at Book, Line, and Sinker I practice daily devotionals to audiobooks year-round. I can’t pinpoint my exact date of conversion to audiobooks, but like most zealots dedicate many waking hours, a few blog posts, and even some tweets attempting to save those who are audiobook atheists.
My audiobook religion is a polytheistic one–I worship at the feet of several narrators–but freely admit to spending a bit more of my listening time with Scott Brick. While I used to entertain the notion that Scott was my audiobook boyfriend, I now see the error of my ways and realize I’m more like his disciple, following him from book to book (despite a few banal plots and some mediocre writing), all the while singing his praises (and a few verses of the Hallelujah Chorus.)
As his minion, I try to spread the word to bring non-listeners to the light. My proselytizing has been generally limited to friends, family, bloggers, and anyone else who happens upon my website, but soon will be working with my local library writing monthly book reviews and fully intend to spread the word of audiobooks (and Scott Brick) via that avenue.
Like any good devotee, I’m never without audiobooks and lay in a supply every few weeks to insure there will always be another book at the ready. Sadly, I’ve outstripped my library’s collection and have taken to a life of crime to feed my insatiable hunger for fresh audiobooks. Recently, I’ve been impersonating my younger sister at her local library in an effort to score new material. While I believe that this might be a Class A felony in some states, I know my faith will sustain me.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to the confessional to repent for impersonating another civilian. Hopefully, I’ll be given a light sentence–maybe listening to an hour or two of AM radio. Amen.