Neil Gaiman recommends…

Audiobooks as a way to battle the bulge. Diet tips from Gaiman? Nope. But he does note that Dickens + audiobook = exercise without boredom. Gaiman has a new-found love of the Audible phone app and Hugh Dickson’s narration of Bleak House. His twenty-five-pound weight loss has inspired Gaiman to remark, “Really, audiobooks do not get enough credit for being wonderful things.” Read his blog post to learn more! Of course, Neil Gaiman has always been a huge advocate of audiobooks, which reminds me – Have you entered the contest to have Neil Himself coach you as narrator of American Gods?

Note to savvy librarians: Post the photo below – from Gaiman’s blog, showing the bulge pre-Bleak House – above a display of “Audiobooks to Work Out to – Gaiman Did it, You Can Too!” The run-up to summer swimsuits & shedding of winter layers is a great time to promote listening while losing those extra pounds 😉

Thanks to Macmillan Audio for the link!

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Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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