Well- she absolutely did- she did a marvelous job, too, and it didn’t cost me a penny either.

*I’ve been a fan of hers since her EPIC performance in “My cousin Vinny”, and then she went on to “Seinfeld” and did that EPIC 2 part “the Cadillac” episode, and there you go- one talented lady in my opinion. and beautiful too-. plus now I can tell you she knows how to read books aloud- which by the way is a form of art- not every person with a good voice knows how to change intonation and cadence and volume in correspondence with the plot- she does.

So- how did I get so lucky?

It has nothing to do with luck.

I have a library card. and a few years ago the librarians said something about a new reading app called “Libby” that maybe I would like.


Listen, people- if your library is connected to Libby- just go get signed up. pronto!

#1: It’s free of any charges. just sign up and start downloading your preferred reading material.

#2: The variety is enormous: thousands of books– even top of the Amazon current list ones, plus- the Audiobooks– and lately- also many free magazines! why pay good money and have to go and recycle afterward- or worse- get stuck with a book or a newspaper you didn’t exactly connect to when you can read for free and return to the library- online without having to leave your couch?

#3: I need to point this one again- no need to get aggravated with a book you thought was going to be great and turned out a fail. just return it and get another one, no hassle, no customer service. that’s the point of a public library.

#4: Actors reading books ” project: this one is new, and I simply can’t get over how great this is.

I mean- come on- can you imagine Marissa Tomei’s Italian accent reading “The lying life of adults” to you? this is really something to make even a cynic like me over joyous. then Tom Hanks read “the dutch house” by Ann Patchett. And Merryl Streep read “Heartburn” by Nora Ephron, and Glenn Close read “Sara plain and tall” and more.

#5: No WIFI option– once you download your book-audiobook-magazine- you can plug a wired pair of headphones- and listen as much as you want without thinking of any health cautions.

#6: Lately I’ve been going on small hikes to see the sunrise from the hills surrounding the village I live in and I’ve listened to many books this way- wow the experience.

#8: Listening to an audiobook allows you to clean, cook, hike and run while enjoying a good book. this in my opinion- is time well spent.

#9:I ‘ve discovered that listening to a book allows me to get past some more complicated books than reading them. perhaps it has something to do with tired eyes, or static reading position, or the need to clean -cook -whatever. but try it- maybe you’ll even visit those great classics you promised yourself that you’ll read this year.

#10. Well- books- who needs another reason??

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

Published by wiseassvegan

an organized full time working vegan -with plenty of ideas on getting everything done in the most simple and efficient way possible.

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  1. I really like Libby but not so much audio books. My mind tends drift off and then comes back and I have no idea where I am in the book and have to back up.

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    1. Oh I know exactly what you mean, but I rewind it with the “manual” scroll option below( the close vertical lines) and re-listen. I believe it’s one of the best features of early retirement: I’m allowed to let my mind drift..Thank you so much for reading and commenting, and glad to have found a fellow mind drifter!


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