There is a great app for electronic book and audiobook lovers that I haven’t written about yet. A couple times every month I find myself bringing it up in conversation and the people I’m talking with haven’t heard about it. So, here you go my small, but loyal, readership.

If you love to borrow books and want to support your library but don’t have the time to get there, then there is an incredible app just for you –> OVERDRIVE! Even if, like me and my family, you get to the library every week (at the least) this is still a great resource if you like or appreciate e-books. It’s also FANTASTIC if you have kids who listen to audiobooks. You can borrow them on the app from your library, download them to your computer, smart phone or tablet and listen to them anywhere! Our boys wake up in the morning, head down to the computer, turn it on and launch the app and just settle in and listen to audio stories while they draw or play with Lego’s. We’ve also used it on long drives: you can (but don’t have to) burn them to CD’s, and if you don’t do that just bring some headphones and they have tons of listening time available to them.

So, there you go my friends. Overdrive! A great electronic library app for books and audiobooks that I can’t recommend highly enough!


Here are some recommendations from me if you have kids between the ages of 5 and 10:

  • A Hero’s Guide To…

    This is a great trilogy narrated expertly by Bronson Pinchot to great effect. Here’s a brief bit about the series (from the author’s website):

    There’s a lot you don’t know about Prince Charming.

    Sure, we’re all aware of those guys who show up at the end of fairy tales to save the princesses, throw on a fancy suit, and get hitched in a lavish wedding. But have you ever wondered who those guys really are? Or if the few, meager facts we do hear about them are even true? (Hint: Generally not.)

  • A-Z Mysteries

    These are wonderful stories about kids who solve mysteries. There’s nothing super spectacular about them, but they are fun stories well narrated.

  • Coraline

    A wonderful little modern fantasy narrated by Neil Gaiman, the author. Neil is one of those authors who is actually quite talented at reading his own work as well, and this one is a gem! From the overdrive site:

    The day after they moved in,
    Coraline went exploring….

    In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

    The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

    Only it’s different.

Are there more? Of course there are. But I leave it to you my reader to find them for yourself. Overdrive is a wonderful place to borrow ebooks and audiobooks. Please, avail yourself of their services now! Enjoy 🙂


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