A year of Listening Books Blog! 10 posts you don’t want to miss
This week marks a year since we began Listening Books Blog! We’ve loved every minute of it, and hope you have too!
We’ve written about topics ranging from the history of audiobooks to the joys of volunteering. We’ve had interviews with Eragon author Christopher Paolini, and travel author Bill Bryson to name but two. And we’ve put together lots of recommendations for audiobooks of all sorts.
In honour of a year of articles, we want to make sure you haven’t missed any great posts. So here for you are the top 10 most loved since we began!
It was lovely for us to be able to highlight some of the great audiobook reviewers blogging out there, and our recommendations seem to be proving very useful to you too. Check the blogs out for help in choosing your next listen!
Our Audio Producer’s love of Winnie the Pooh did not go to waste in this post. It’s full of great quotes and all the things that make A. A. Milne’s books amazing! (Fun fact: Winnie the Pooh is also Professor Robert Winston’s favourite book – look out for our interview with him coming to the blog soon!)
This etymology post looks at the history of the word ‘audio’, and comes straight from the curiosity of our Audio Producer. There’s an audio version of the post itself and we even touch on where the word ‘blog’ comes from!
Think Shakespeare is a bit complicated or antiquated? Or maybe you’re a Shakespeare lover? Either way, it’s fascinating how many of the well-known and everyday phrases we use today come from the prolific playwright.
This post was written for National Storytelling Day but is full of useful information for all year round! Learn about the history of storytelling, how to be a better storyteller, and why stories are so powerful. This exciting post lets some brilliant TED Talks tell part of the story.
Whilst we all love a good uplifting book, stories that are deep and profound and sad can be just as important. The beautifully written books for children in this post will have everyone reaching for the tissues!
11. (Bonus!) Why audiobooks are amazing
Which of these posts do you love the most? What would you like to see more of?
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This post was written by Holly Newson
Picture credit: the pulse te auaha – Flickr; for other credit see original posts.