Thursday, November 16, 2006
A New Addiction
Every day I drive 32 miles to work and then 32 miles back home. That's the price I pay for driving to downtown Atlanta and making a decent wage - hours spent in my car in traffic. About a month ago Gene and I had Sunday morning breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in Douglasville and while we were waiting to be seated I was browsing the audio books display. On the rack was a book I had wanted to read. This stayed on my mind during the entire breakfast so on the way out I decided to try the rental program - something like $3.99 a week to rent the audio book. The first book I rented was James Patterson's Fifth Horseman. I really didn't expect much, just a little something other than endless traffic reports on the radio. But I loved it! Now I am absolutely hooked on them. The long ride is actually enjoyable now. I even bought an inexpensive CD player so I can listen to a book while on my flight to Las Vegas. Saturday I am going to our public library to see what kind of audio book selection they have. I don't mind paying Cracker Barrel's fee, I just want to broaden the range of selections, maybe get into something a little deeper than mystery novels. I'm not a book snob, don't really want to listen to War and Peace, but I don't like romance novels and Cracker Barrel is a little heavy on that genre. Ahhh, life is good.