DYWW #3: Back to Basics & How to Make Your iBooks Audible

February is National Library Lovers Month and Saturday, February 9, is National Libraries Day.  My passion for books comes from my weekly visits to the library as a child, courtesy of my Mother who is a 2nd grade teacher. This week I’m doing me well by getting back to the basics with my regular reading schedule.

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I have been so engrossed in reading all of these fabulous blogs that I’ve slipped a bit on my regular reading.  I have enjoyed making new virtual friends.  Thank you ladies and I’ m thrilled to add you to my new BBB section on the ENT page. 

Now you know why my reading list on my entertainment page hasn’t changed, lol.  The one at the top, Flawless, I absolutely have to finish by Sunday for book club meeting.  I love reading Shana Burton’s book.  I’m so proud of her.  She is a resident here in Macon and contributed to my post about my hometown.  If you haven’t read any of her work, please do. Her first one is Suddenly Single and my old book club read it back in 2009 and we had one of best meetings discussing it.

LAST MEETING WHERE WE WERE VISITED BY AUTHOR SHANA BURTON'S (IN MIDDLE HOLDING BOOK)

LAST MEETING WHERE WE WERE VISITED BY AUTHOR SHANA BURTON’S (IN MIDDLE HOLDING BOOK)

On the subject of reading, I was so SUPER EXCITED to hear of the release of the long awaited sequel to “The Coldest Winter Ever” by Sister Souljah last week.

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I downloaded it and as soon as I’m done with  Sunday’s book, I’m diving in head first.  “The Coldest Winter Ever” is like my favorite book ever!  I know it’s about the streets but I have a secret lust to be “About dat life”, lol.  Really though, my music selection outside of my church music is rather ratchet, and in the men department, I prefer a lil DC3 in my life:)

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FInally in reading revitalization, I’d been wanting to read this ever since it came out a few years ago.

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Since I’ve been promoting National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day which is tomorrow, I thought it was good timing.  I started it last week & it was a little difficult to get into.   At work I started listening to it.  No, I don’t have it as an audio book.  I tend to change my iPad into an audio device when I’m busy or when a book has a slow start.  Whenever I mention it to someone, they are usually unaware of this feature.  Today, I’ll be giving you a very basic tutorial in case you weren’t aware.   I’m always changing.  At first, I was all books only, now I’m reading mostly on my iPad, and after discovering this little handy tool, I’m ready to try an occasional audio book.

How to turn your iPad/iPhone into an Audio Reader

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Thanks for viewing my first tutorial.  I hope you found it helpful. Please don’t forget to get tested for HIV tomorrow.  Have a blessed rest of the week.

Rx Fitness Lady wants to know….

  • I’m always looking for good books, what are you currently reading?  If you’re a Mother, do you still take the kiddos to the library or have Libraries lost out to e-readers?
  • Did you know about the feature on the iPad/iPhone?  Did you find the tutorial helpful?
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20 thoughts on “DYWW #3: Back to Basics & How to Make Your iBooks Audible

  1. Cool. tutorial. I didn’t even know my iPad could do that. I’ve also fallen behind on my regular reading from reading all the wonderful blogs out there. Those are an interesting selection of reading you have there. Great and informative post as ususal.
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    • That’s what I thought when my Dad showed it to me. He’s always showing me little tricks on this thing. LOL at my reading selection, I know it can be all over the place.

  2. Whoa this all so much great stuff All in one post! 🙂 I did not know about those apple features, but I have a feeling there is a lot I don’t know about this phone of mine ha.

    I don’t know how I feel about the coldest winter part deux, I LOVED the first one, and I read it SO MANY years ago. 15 years ago maybe, I just don’t want to take away from the original. I love a good hood book though. I can take it in small doses like one book every couple months.
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    • Yes, I was a fan of the urban reading when I was younger but not so much now. The stories that stole my heart at the early age though…I’m still a fan. I didn’t realize part two was about Winter’s lil sister Portia, so hopefully it will be good.

  3. Great tutorial. It’s always good to find out what our Apple products can do. I have yet to purchase an iPhone, I have been using Nook exclusively. I need to check out what ibooks have to offer.
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    • I’ve been pleased with it. I like having everything on my iPad. These things have SO many features, it’s hard to keep up.

  4. Thank you for informing us about the speak feature on the Ipad for book. I did not know this feature existed, I keep on learning new things about my “second Bible”, LOL. The new Sister Souljah book is “off the chain GOOD” trust you won’t need the speak feature for this read!

    • AWESOME! Thanks so much for the rating. I hadn’t heard from anyone. Girl you and me are kindred cousins!!! Love you!

  5. Lol sooo you slick wanna be “about dat life” huh?? I feel ya on that, my music selection is VERY ratchet at times. Thanks for letting me know about SISTA SOULJAH new book! I will pick that up this weekend. Good job!

    • You’re most welcome. I just love the stories, I don’t think the delivery is really an issue. I’ll see once I complete an actual audio book.

  6. This post really made me think about getting back into my novel reading! It has been too long…i’m talking years! I fell in love with reading when I read Flyy Girl as a teenager. The books you mentioned here sound interesting. I have to check out the Shana Burton books. Thanks for the idea of making them audible…time-saver!

  7. I had no idea, thank you so much for the tutorial Joi! I’m going to try it on my next ebook.

    I still go to the library. I love my ipad for the convenience when I’m at the gym or traveling but if it’s a book I really love, there is nothing like the feel of it in your hands. Also, my library has a digital lending library that I sometimes use.
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    • I was wondering did digital libraries exist. I will have to see if my local library has that option. Thanks for sharing that. I love a good as well, plus the one I’m reading now is a book. My author friend I talked about above, was telling me how much less they get paid off of ebooks, so I try to be supportive when I can and purchase an actual book.

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