Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Funday: OverDrive AudioBooks

We have had a great Sunday so far! After our usual Mass and grocery shopping, we headed to the pool. It was our first swim this year. The kids were thrilled. I asked my husband to take a picture of my son eating snacks poolside, but by the time he got his phone out the moment was gone. You have to move faster than that when dealing with two-year-olds!

Somehow we got both kids to nap. It doesn’t happen nearly often enough! I’m working away while enjoying my latest book. As mentioned in the title, this Sunday Funday is about my love for audio books.


Since having kids, I’ve found it difficult to find time to read. For years, I used Paperback Swap to get audio books on CD. I tried Audible after my sister got me a three month subscription  for Christmas.

Then I discovered that I could get audio books from the local public library. I don’t need to worry about returning the books. When the time is up they just disappear. Using the OverDrive App, I can listen on my phone. In the car it links up through the Bluetooth to the sound system.


Audiobooks have been the answer to my problems. It doesn’t matter how late I am, the drive to work is still the same length. I still have time to listen to my book. It makes any day better!

(As an aside, I have also used the same app in my classroom!)


  1. I love using Overdrive through the Public Library. Our school system is going to be adding some books also. My drive to work is super short, or I would listen to books. I will definitely need to keep this in mind if I ever move!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. OMG - don't you just love Marian's books! Seriously Jenny, we are kindred spirits! We have so much in common it's crazy!! I need to see if my library has this feature! Thank you!! Glad you made it poolside!

    Lucky to Be in First

  3. Jenny! Thank you for this incredible tip. I once read books. Then I had kids and joined Facebook. Then I became a blogger, tpt-er. It's been all downhill! I will for sure look in these great ideas!
    A Burst of First

  4. I love the overdrive app but now it is getting so popular that the books I want are all on hold! Who let all the good secrets out haha!


  5. I'm obsessed with audiobooks, and Audible, and OverDrive (my library does it, too). I'm in the middle of an audiobook at ALL times. Cooking, dishes, exercise, yard work, and even while in the tub. It's a true addiction. :)