If you’re anything like me your TBR list is longer than you can even manage. Luckily I sit at a desk all day and am able to listen to audiobooks. Unfortunately, my attention span is as short as a hamster’s sometimes, especially when I’m manic and focused. That’s why I usually pick non-fiction books to listen to because following a story line sometimes just isn’t in the cards. Especially when I’m constantly pausing or taking my headphones out without realizing it.
If you’re anything like either of the Misses of Hello Yellow Room, you’re also a murderino. We are obsessed with true crime and especially the podcasts that cover the macabre subject. Our favorite is My Favorite Murder hosted by Karen Killgariff and Georgia Hardstark. (If you’re wondering, I’m a Georgia and Sam is a Karen.) Also, you totally have to check out Sam’s review of Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered because it’s gold.
Because listening to a podcast, especially My Favorite Murder, is like having your best friends over for a creepy slumber party, I usually choose to listen to the murderino queens over anything else at work. I can kind of zone out if I need to or sometimes get the much needed distraction and escape from my own world.
This is why I’m petitioning to have podcasts count towards my GoodReads reading challenge for the year. I listen to these two incredible women tell me stories all day long and that’s really all podcasts are, just stories someone is reading to us and conversations that are being opened and started. Books are the same thing.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m going to listen anyway, but we might as well get some credit for it don’t you think? If you think about it, most audiobooks are between 6 and 13 hours so if you listen to 7 or 8 episodes of an hour and a half podcast you should probably get credit for at least one book, right?
Sign my petition if you love My Favorite Murder.
Sign my petition if you’re obsessed with a podcast.
Sign my petition if you use music, reading or podcasts to escape your reality.
But most importantly stay sexy and don’t get murdered.