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Thursday, June 28, 2007

I *heart* Audiobooks

You know that I love audiobooks. Well, Wendy's is giving away children's audiobooks with their kids' meals! How freaking cool is that? That's way better than anything I ever got from a fast food happy meal as a kid. I am so impressed with Wendy's.

In other audiobook loving news, I was super bummed that I couldn't go to ALA to hear the audiobook panel that featured, among others, Judy Blume and John Green. I am still bummed that I didn't get to go, especially after reading all these author blogs about it. But PLA does have a podcast of the audiobook panel. Although John Green is now dead to me, I did find his comments very interesting and entertaining. What he said about the advantages and disadvantages of audiobooks made me think of a whole lot of issues in audiobooks that maybe I'll put into a separate post in the future.
As an aside, JG is like the model for what I always told my speech students about analyzing your audience. Every time I hear him speak to librarians, he is always talking about how great librarians are. In this ALA panel, he said they were "courageous" for including upper-level YA audiobooks and gushed about he wouldn't "be here today" talking about audiobooks if it weren't for them.

9 comments:

Holly said...

I am so going to Wendy's. What an awesome deal!

Also, our millions of readers might take you seriously when you say John Green is dead to you. Wouldn't you hate to mislead the masses? ;)

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