So this is more of a public announcement than a blog post, but anyways here it is:
Put away your eBooks and downloadable audiobooks and get to know Playaway.
What is playaway you ask. Well a playaway is a small device that plays pre-downloaded audiobooks. They are the size of a deck of cards and all you need is a AAA battery and some headphones to enjoy them. I love playaways because I was growing tired of downloading the audiobooks from the library. Depending on my internet connection, it took a while to download. I know downloading something isn't a big deal, but it was an extra, cumbersome step that had mostly stopped me from using my library's digital selection.
I had been passing the playaways at the library for years. I never took them serious until I saw Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls (review coming soon) on a playaway.
I love playaways, but depending on the library there is a limited selection. And unlike an audiobook that can be downladed onto a phone, a playaway is an extra thing to keep track of and I'm scared I'm going to lose it. I'm also addicted to my bluetooth headphones, and so I do not like to be attached to headphones. But, I put up with the headphones, because In the long run I'm saving time.
So yeah. Playaways. One more reason to hangout (or atleast visit) your local library.