I have been listening to books on CD in the car for a few years now. At first, it was just on long car trips, like driving home to Chicago, but now it is every day on my commute to and from work. I started with the Harry Potter series and slowly added on a few other series.
It was getting expensive buying the books on CD. To save money, I would repeat listening to books. I definitely caught some details I had missed the first time, but I could only listen to the same book so many times.
I had some free time one day when I was at the library and was checking out the shelves for ideas on other books to buy when I discovered they had a large collection of books on CD. They actually had a few books that I was unable to find elsewhere. I decided to get a library card and started checking out books instead of buying them.
I have enjoyed most of the books I have selected. Most of the books have some sort of “magic” in the story. I find it interesting to see how the various authors explain magic, its source, and the limits of its use. I imagine that one of the hardest parts of writing such a book is defining the magic.
I often think about writing a book…. now, I don’t have a story, or character, to write about. I somewhat think it is more like a dream of winning the Lottery… I would love to be able to write a series like Harry Potter.