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12 Week Check-In and The Magic of Audiobooks

So, have I mentioned this summer, I discovered the magic of audiobooks?  I was kind of in a semi-writing funk.  After narrowly making it out of the traditional publishing limbo with my dignity, I needed to take a step back and really reconnect with my love of literature.  My husband is a librarian so I'd request book after book which he'd dutifully bring home each evening to collect dust by my bedside.  With the busyness of my and my kids summer schedule, I could barely keep my eyes open to write let alone read by the end of the night.  On a whim, I downloaded Audible on my smart phone and I have kind of been addicted ever since.  I listened to new books and old favs including The Bluest Eye as read by Toni Morrison, Kindred by Octavia Butler, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Color Purple as read by Alice Walker, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, T…