I recently acquired my first iPod, a hand-me-down from my daughter. I listen to audio books every night as I fall asleep and my eternally patient and accepting husband has adjusted to this considerable annoyance. While audio books put me to sleep within minutes (and keep my mind from poring over all those gut-churning thoughts we have when we wake up at 2 am, or 4 am, which, being a light sleeper, I often do) they catch my husband's interest and he often has a hard time falling asleep because he is listening. Thus, the arrival of an iPod has made sleeping a much more pleasant endeavor for both of us.
The first thing I did when I got my iPod was log on to iTunes and check out the audio books. I was thrilled to discover several classics at very low prices. I immediately purchased A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which had been a childhood favorite of mine. It was fabulous! And, it finally gave me the nudge I needed to read Wishing For Tomorrow, the sequel to A Little Princess by Hilary McKay, another favorite author of mine. Next, I purchased Anne of Green Gables, a book I never read as a child but read and loved as an adult after watching the fabulous miniseries with Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth. Look for an upcoming review of this book as well as the prequel, Before Green Gables, by Budge Wilson.