It occurred to me that since I started getting serious about contributing to Project Linus, I haven’t been reading enough. (Yeah, yeah. Define “enough”.) I watched a season of Mad Men. I am a good way through that French History course on Academic Earth. But the reading has been slow.
Then I was watching Diggnation and Kevin Rose said that he had signed up for audible.com, a company that sells audio books that you can download. There is a monthly fee – $14.99, I think – and you can download one book per month. Well, you know I don’t pay $15.00 for my books these days. But a seed was planted in my little head.
So I was in Half Price Books and decided to check out the audio book section. OMG, are they expensive. $20.00 for a used copy. Expensive, and I am kinda squeamish about putting strange disks into my computer. Then I was in Barnes and Noble. I forget what I touched first, but it was $60.00.
$60.00 for a set of CDs of someone reading to you! $14.99 a month sounds rather less crazy.
I remembered that I had gift cards left from Christmas, so I found two on sale at BN and The Zahir was a new-in-plastic copy at Half Price Books. So that is the experiment.