2015 Audiobook Challenge Update
Spring is finally sort of here for some of us, and it’s time for an update on our Audiobook Challenge status. This challenge is brought to you by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens, and, as avid audiobook listeners here at Bibliosanctum, we’ve been very keen to participate.
- Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
- Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
- Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
- Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
- Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
- My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50
- Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+
Since I took on this initial challenge, I have hit the books required for Stenographer. I’m starting to set my sights on Socially Awkward. At the rate, I’m going I’m probably going to end up somewhere between Binge Listener and My Precious, but I’m not trying to put too much pressure on myself. I retroactively counted one book which I’d finished right before I decided to do the challenge (The Haunting of Hill House). Some of these books have upcoming reviews, and some of these books I haven’t reviewed for this site, specifically the non-speculative related books. I’ve been listening to quite a few short stories/novellas, so I’m counting every 3 shorts listened to as one novel read to be fair.
I hadn’t officially planned to participate in the challenge, but since I regularly listen to audiobooks — most often at work and on long drives — I’m kind of already participating by default. And since I’m a sucker for challenges… My Preciousssss….
I’m going to go for broke and try for Marathoner…or at least try to hit the upper limits of My Precious. So far I think I’m on track.