2015 3rd Quarter Audiobook Challenge Update
Another quarter is behind us, and it’s time again for another update on our progress for the 2015 Audiobook Challenge. We hope everyone had a great summer and got some good listens in, because we’re in the final stretch now. Less time to curl up with a book now that we’re heading into the busy fall season? No problem, whether you’re at home or on-the-go, it’s audiobooks to the rescue! This challenge is brought to you by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens.
- 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+
I think I can, I think I can. Haven’t listened to as many books as I’d wanted due to busy schedules with work and life, but I’m still puttering along. I’m still aiming for Marathoner ( only 4+ more books to go!) at this point, but I’m still patting myself on the back because I way surpassed my initial goals for this challenge, which was a short goal of Stenographer and a long goal of Socially Awkward. So, I’m pleased with my progress on this challenge. I didn’t hit any of my upcoming listens from the last list yet, but hopefully, I’ll rectify that in the upcoming months.
I made up for my embarrassingly sluggish performance last quarter by kicking some serious ass this quarter on the audiobook challenge. Back in June, it was looking bad for me. I was lucky if I was going to end up in the mid-range of My Precious. But now that I’m 42 audiobooks down for the year and with three more months to go, things are looking quite different. I like my chances so I’m going to go for broke and aim for Marathoner. I’m still behind Tiara, but 8+ more audiobooks to go seems entirely doable.
Slow and steady wins the race — not that I’m actually racing anything. I’ve been officially working full time for several months now and getting into the full swing of the school year. I keep assuring myself that I will find the right groove to make sure I’m slotting in all the things I need and want to do. Reading is high on that list, but sadly, after a long day, sometimes I’m just too exhausted and/or unfocused to do that. Thank goodness for audiobooks!