I’m SO frustrated right now. After reading that several of you all are reading audibooks, I decided to give it a try. After all, I used to be an avid reader, but now that I’ve rediscovered my passion for quilting, I’ve found that there’s not enough time left for reading. I thought audibooks would be a perfect solution … I could “read” while sewing or quilting. I even ordered a set of bluetooth earbuds so I won’t have to worry about wires.
I just spent over an hour and a half trying to find an audiobook to “check out” from my library. While you might not be surprised to hear that, given the size of our small library in our small town (pop. 7400+), but our library is a member of a large regional library system covering much of Illinois with over 500 member libraries.
So when I’m searching for an audiobook, I’m not searching my small library … I’m searching all 500+ libraries. I searched for audiobooks from authors I enjoy … with very limited success … of course, the few audiobooks I found were books I’d already read. I expanded my search to some authors who were recommended by friends. I found a few more books, but most were in series … and of course, the first book in these series were already “checked out”. I finally found a book … an older book by John Grisham.
But my “problems” didn’t end there. It took me another 30 minutes to figure out how to find the book (the app for ordering books from the library system didn’t come with very many instructions, and their help section was devoted to how to use the app, not what to do once an audiobook has been chosen). But with a fair amount of perseverance, I’ve got the book read to listen to while I spend the day in the sewing room. Whew!
Do those of you who listen to audiobooks “checked out” from your library have trouble finding books by authors you enjoy?
Speaking of sewing room, I’ve completed 20 of the 63 blocks for T#3’s quilt.
And as soon as I get the last 2 “white” logs sewn on, I’ll have another 16 blocks finished. I’m hoping to make some good progress on another 20 or so blocks today, especially since I’m not sure when I’ll be able to get back to my sewing room … we’ll be out of town for a swim meet Friday through Sunday, Monday I’ve got an appointment, and Tuesday I begin my jury duty assignment. I need to make “sewing hay” while the “sun’s shining”. ha!
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy! Have a great day!