Les Mis Begin!

The day has arrived. I’m about to begin the 1304 page journey that is Les Misérables. I can’t remember the last time I attempted to read a book this thick. I hope I’m up for this challenge. Since Les Mis loves company, feel free to join me. I don’t plan on reading this straight through. Instead I’ve broken the book into 6 sections to be read through August. You can see my schedule here.

If you’re officially joining me, fill out the form. I am planning on creating at least one challenge bookmark along the way. Of course the theme of the bookmark will be French. I’m hoping the story will inspire me. I’m asking for participant mailing addresses, but it’s not required to provide one.

Each month I’ll be posting a check in to help encourage us along the way. If you’re on Litsy, Twitter, or Instagram, use #LesMisLovesCompany. I’ll be using and following that hashtag along the way.

Here’s to the adventure!


APA Announces 2017 Audiobook Blogger of the Year Contest

For the third year in a row, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced their Audiobook Blogger of the Year contest. As the first recipient in 2015, I can tell you first hand that winning this contest was the highlight of my blogging career and definitely one of the most exciting experiences of my life. My best friend Trista came with me to New York. We saw a few sights, got our hair blown out, and met so many wonderful narrators before the event even started. I am so glad I had the opportunity to announce the winners of two Audie categories. (Don’t worry – they give you the correct envelopes at the Audies!).

I’m sure I’ve probably shared this picture from the after party before, but I will always treasure this picture with Simon Vance. Getting a picture like this with your favorite narrator is worthy sharing a million times, right?

I am so glad that I entered the first contest. I knew that my blogging wasn’t as extensive as it had been in the past when they announced the contest. Thank goodness I didn’t let that get in my way. You can find all of the details on the APA’s website. If you love blogging about audiobooks, enter this content!!! Candace from Beth Fish Reads, the 2016 Audiobook Blogger of the Year, and I are looking forward to expanding our ranks.

Announcing the 2017 Audie Finalists in the Multi-Voiced Performance Category

My favorite perk of being named the APA’s 2015 Audiobook Blogger of the Year is to help announce the Audie Finalists each year. It is such a treat! What better way to kick off Armchair Audies season, right? This year it is my great honor to present the #Audies2017 Finalists in the Multi-Voiced Performance Category. […]

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Literate Housewife Turns 10!

It’s hard to believe, but today my blog turns 10 years old. What began as a way to keep myself honest about reading 52 books in on year became the best habit I’ve ever picked up. It has added friends, great reads, great reads, audiobooks, author and narrator friends, and trips to New York and […]

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The Twilight Wife by A. J. Banner

The Twilight Wife by A. J. Banner Published by: Touchstone Published on: 12/27/2016 Page Count: 304 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: ARC won from the publisher on Litsy Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook Summary from the Publisher: Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form […]

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News of the World by Paulette Jiles ~ Audiobook Review

News of the World by Paulette Jiles Published by: William Morrow Published on: October 4, 2015 Page Count: 224 Genre: Historical Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook Published by: Brilliance Audio Narrator: Grover Gardner Audiobook Length: 5 hours 58 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: In the wake of the Civil […]

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High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby Published by: Riverhead Books Published on: August 1, 1996 Page Count: 352 Genre: Fiction My Reading Format: Personal paperback copy Available Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from the Publisher: Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left […]

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Les Mis Loves Company

There was a small book (more of a pamphlet really) at my local public library up that listed books that should be read before you go to college. I made countless lists and reading plans based on that pamphlet over the course of my last two years of high school. There was one book that […]

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First Read of 2017!

Happy New Year! If you’re reading this, 2016 is history! Thank goodness! I’m so ready for something new. With the new year comes one of my new favorite reading traditions, Sheila from Book Journey’s First Book of the Year event. There are so many people participating this year. It’s amazing to check out Sheila’s post and […]

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From the Heart ~ Coleen Marlo, Xe Sands, and Gigi Shane

December… the time to give thanks for those things that have sustained us through the past year. For narrators, a huge part of that is YOU, the listening community! As we wind down 2016, we want to give back to you, our listeners, who help make our job so rewarding, and who travel with us […]

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