Friday, January 18, 2008

Isn't that cheating?

It seems I hear about cheating all the time. People cheating on tests, on spouses, on taxes, on diets. Cheating is everywhere. There is one thing I always considered cheating, but I am changing my mind.


The wonderful Lemon Stand included one of her favorites in the care package. I set my misgivings aside and inserted the 4 discs into my car CD player. Granted it was an excellent book, especially for a milspouse who hasn't seen her husband in over a month, but I have to say, I have been missing out. I spend quite a bit of time in my car. I had, in just a couple of days of commuting and errand running, listened to the 4+-hour entire book. And now I want more.

I guess I don't consider cheating any more. Just think how much fun I can have commuting. Man, that sounds like a good idea.

The audiobook LS sent, Mercy by Julie Garwood, is described by Amazon as a "contemporary romantic suspense fiction." I had a big cheesy grin on my face this morning as I pulled up to the Starbucks drive-thru. A grin that I would not ordinarily wear at 6 AM, in a car, alone. The book was at a, um, heated point. The order-taker person noticed. I blushed. It was definitely a good thing. And fantasy is not cheating in my book.

So, who's got some good suggestions for audiobooks?