CHALLENGE: Walking With Audiobooks #1

Walking With Audiobooks Challenge - Life With Lorelai

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Life With Lorelai’s First Challenge!

As promised in my post 2 weeks ago, Walking With Audiobooks, I have put together a fun, healthful, and brain stimulating challenge. You may sign-up for the challenge now, but the actual challenge runs September 1st through September 30th.

Here’s how to join in the challenge…

RULES:

1. Follow Life With Lorelai on at least one Social Media platform: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ (If following on Facebook, be sure to use your personal profile to click “Like”. Likes do not count or show up from pages.) But of course, the more following the merrier! 🙂

2. Place the Challenge Grab Button in your blog’s side bar (or wherever your buttons go), so you are linked back here.

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3. If you have a Pinterest account, follow the Walking With Audiobooks Challenge – September 2014 Pinterest Board.

4. Add your blog to the Challenge Party (below). This can be your main page if you’d like.

5. Be sure to come back and add links to the books you are reading! Post that you have joined the challenge and add that specific link! You can find awesome book links with descriptions on Goodreads. If you write a review or blog post about the books or the challenge, please link them in the September 2014 Reads (below).

6. No Blog, No Worries! Join the Audio-Walkers facebook group.

7. Come back and Log Your Weekly Walking Time in the Comments section here or in the Audio-Walkers facebook group.

8. Optional: Add a bookshelf or what your currently reading to your blog’s side bar. You can do this with Goodreads or Shelfari.

9. Support your fellow Audio-Walkers!

10. Walk, Read, get Healthy, Enjoy! Let’s have some Fun. 😀

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September 2014 Reads

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Looking for Audiobooks?

Check-out your local Library, OverDrive, Audible, Tantor Audio, bookstores, and online.

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Walking With AudioBooks

Like Walking? Enjoy Reading?

Put The Two Together!

I love to go for long walks in the park or along the beach. There is just something relaxing and rejuvenating about the peacefulness of a walk.

I used to go for walks on a regular basis, but as the kids’ schedules became busier, I found myself cutting out my walks in order to drive them to their school, social, or sporting events. I had lost my “me-time,” and I missed it. I had also missed a wonderful workout.

This past March, I decided I needed to get back into a routine of walking. Walks are healthy—mentally and physically. So, I began my daily treks. The first couple of days were nice, but then, I thought I needed to figure out some way to help keep me motivated to walk each day. My iTouch came to mind; it would make the perfect walking companion.

I have not had much time recently to read—a pastime I truly enjoy. I decided that my daily walks would be a wonderful time to catch-up on my reading. Audiobooks—what a phenomenal motivator! I could not wait for my next day’s walk to listen to more of my story. I also found that the audiobooks lengthened my walks. I wasn’t concentrating on aches and pains, or how tired I was, an added benefit.

Over the past six months, I have listened to twelve books, and am well into the thirteenth. I chose to get better acquainted with authors in my genre of writing, the cozy mystery. Authors such as: Diane Mott Davidson, Joanne Fluke, Rhys Bowen, and M.C. Beaton, to name a few. I am loving it!

I own a lot of audiobook recordings, but it’s all right if you don’t. I found this amazing website called, OverDrive. OverDrive brings your library right to your computer; it has a large selection of ePub and audiobooks for the borrowing. Check it out, and see if your library subscribes to OverDrive.

I like to keep track of things, so I thought it would be fun to create a bookshelf on Shelfari specifically for my “Walking Books.” The shelf allows me not only to have a record of what books I have read, but serves as visual inspiration and motivation. You can also set-up a bookshelf on GoodReads. Check out my GoodReads Bookshelf in the sidebar. (I love the look of my Shelfari Bookshelf, but my free WordPress blog doesn’t support the Shelfari widget. 🙁 So sad…)

Up for a Challenge?

What would you think of participating in a challenge—a challenge to walk for your health, and read books at the same time? It could be fun. And we all know that doing things with a group helps keep you focused on your task.

I will work on setting up the challenge. I hope you will join me. Watch for details.

Have you ever listened to an audiobook?

Do you have any favorite authors or genres that you like to read?

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UPDATE: The Challenge is here! Become an Audio-Walker, join the CHALLENGE: Walking With Audiobooks!

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