I love making summer reading plans! Last year I made a list of all of the JAFF books that I planned to read last summer and it really helped me get to those stories that I hadn’t read before I made those reading plans. This year, I thought it would be even more fun if we could all help each other make our summer reading plans together. I know audiobooks will play a part in those plans for me, so I wanted to share these ideas for enjoying audiobooks with my readers and offer a readers’ choice giveaway.
A few months ago I did a post about the joys of reading audiobooks and today I am going to share with you why audiobooks are an even more enjoyable reading experience and how we can gear up for some awesome JAFF summer reading!
The first reason is because Audible now lets you share one audiobook for free with anyone you want to share it with. How does that work you ask? Well, it’s pretty easy!
Go to the Audible help page to learn about their Send Your Books Feature. You can share one book in your library to a new Audible user and they get to keep the copy and so do you.
To send the audiobook from your phone, check out these instructions:
The second reason I feel like audiobooks are an even more enjoyable reading experience for me is my recent discovery of wireless headphones. I found these at my local Costco and after a month, I find myself constantly wearing them and I can’t tell you how freeing it feels to walk around my house and be able to hear the music and books that I enjoy playing on my phone without being tethered by wires. I have never been a frequent headphone user and now I can’t stop listening to everything!
The first two weeks I wore them, I did have some slight discomfort, but I loved them so much that I waited to see if it would go away and I am thrilled to say that it did. Now I am an even happier wireless headphone wearer! (These headphones are by Plantronics and are from the Amazon page. They have others that aren’t made for working out that look like they would be a good fit too, but I haven’t tried those headphones.)
I find myself listening to them in bed, in the car and anywhere else that I want to listen to a book or music without disturbing the people around me. I enjoy my Spotify account even more now! It also can accept phone calls, and has very clear reception while you are talking on the phone. All of the actions are handled through the two earbud pieces and they are very discreet to wear. I recently bought a pair for my fifteen year-old son and he LOVES them too! I wish I could offer a giveaway of a pair of these to my readers. Plantronics, are you listening to me?
To get into gear for some great summer JAFF reading, I am planning a series of summer reading posts to get us in the mood for some summer reading. Today, I am offering two ways to get us all ready for summer reading. First, I am offering a giveaway for a free JAFF Audible audiobook to one Just Jane 1813 reader. The lucky winner can select any JAFF Audible audiobook worth 1 credit on Audible. Here are some suggested JAFF titles available on Audible:
Second, I would like to create a Just Jane 1813 Readers’ Choice Summer Reading List. It would be great fun to have my readers recommend titles for our summer reading plans. There are two ways to enter your title(s) for this list and you can choose either way to enter this giveaway. The first way is to enter the title and author of the JAFF story in the comments section below this post. The second way is to submit your answer on this Google Survey : Just Jane 1813 Readers’ Choice Summer Reading List/2016. You just enter the title of the JAFF story and the author’s name. Each entry counts as an entry in this giveaway or you can submit a title anonymously. All entries must be made by midnight, ET on June 18. Then, on June 20, 2016, and right in time for the first official days of summer, I will post this list on this blog.
So let’s have some fun getting ready for summer reading by recommending a great JAFF summer read to your friends and enter a chance to win a JAFF Audible audiobook of your choice!
To share this survey with your reading friends, send them this link: http://goo.gl/forms/q1nFi1ymhCqf3hK53 to the Google survey, where they can enter this giveaway by recommending a favorite JAFF summer read. You can also share this link on social media to help us make this the best JAFF summer reading list!
I can’t wait to see all of your summer reading recommendations!