Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fun Monday

Ann at For The Long Run has today's Fun Monday:

Now, the reason you're here: the topic for Fun Monday on 14 January. I want
to hear about a web site and not just about any old web site. I want to hear
about a web site that's changed your life. A web site that you can't live
without. A web site whose inventor you'd like to see win a MacArthur Genius
Grant.Maybe you want to sing the praises of a dating web site for helping you
meet your spouse. Maybe the only thing getting you through the dark days of
winter is an Internet comic. No story is too big, no story is too small - I want
to hear it all on Monday.

I just wrote a big long post and talked about 4 different websites. But I was not really happy with it. They were all good websites, but I didn't really feel all that great about them. Then I realized my most favorite site. The coolest, life changing site on the Internet. I discovered this site about 10 months ago. It has been so great. It is the down loadable library. It is just for the state of Tennessee, but if we have one I bet that other states have them, since we are normally the last to get anything. Here is the site: If you live in the state of Tennessee just click on the link and choose your region and then your library. Then you will need your library card number. You can download 10 books at a time. They also have audio books, but I like to read, not listen. I love that I can decide at 9:00 at night that I want a book and can just get one off the Internet. It is sooo fun and convenient. I just now downloaded Great expectations since I committed to read it for the Dangerously Challenge .

I love to read but I am not big on clutter, so having books on the laptop is much easier for me. Now head on over and visit the other Fun Monday posts!

Fianna - Fianna, Fianna, Fianna
Gattina - Writer Cramps
Chris B - Ms Cellania
Tiggerlane - Tiggerlane, the Neophyte Blogger
Lil Mouse - The Name Was Over the Door
Mama Speak - Mommy Speak
Mama Lang -
Sandy - Myanderings
Alix - DC Days
Kaytabug - Lady K
Crown Princess - Ooh, a Shiny Pen
Kaycie - Lost in the Bible Belt
Nikki - My Husband Calls Me Weird
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee - Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Sirdar - Sirdar
Christine- Are We There Yet
Karina - Candid Karina
Laurie - Three Dog Blog
Linda - Straight Up and Slightly Dirty
SwampAngel65 - A Florida Journal
Nanny Kim - Nannykim
My 4 Kids - My 4 Kids
Robin - Pensieve
Alison - RDH Mom
Peter - Holties House
Ped Crossing - Misadventures of Adulthood
Emma in Canada - A Question of Sanity
Karisma - Karisma and Kids
Hootin' Anni - Hootin' Anni's
Stwidgie - Why Don't You Write
The Food Snob - The Food Snob
Cynthia - Dahhhling I love you but give me Park Avenue...
Joy T. - A Spot of T
Amy - Accidental Akronite
Jo Beaufoix - This is
Bs - The First of Six
Southern Doll - Tales of a Southern Doll
Monica - And I'll Raise You Five
Aoj & the Lurchers - The Lurchers
Lisa - Lisa's Chaos
Sauntering Soul - Sauntering Soul
The Very Nice Man - The Electronic Firefly
Pamela - The Dust Will Wait
Janet - From the Planet of Janet
Susan - A Slice of Life
The Rotten Correspondent - Confessions of a Rotten Correspondent
Colours of Dawn - Colours of Dawn
Anglophine Football Fanatic - Anglophine Football Fanatic
Nekked Lizard Man - Nekkid Lizard Adventures
Faye - Summit Musings
Carrie Sue - Carrie and the Koehmstedts
Swampy - Anecdotes, Antidotes, and Anodes
Kerith Collins - The Momdum Chronicles
Raising 3 Saints - Eastward, Catholic Soldiers!
Robin - Life As I Know It
Julie - Another Chance Ranch
Michelle - Welcome to Mi Vida Loca
Missionheart - A Place for Everything


Nekked Lizard Lady said...

I'll make sure NLM reads your post. He's a huge reader, and loves audio books. When he had to go to Denver each week, he'd stock up on audio books from the library for his trip. I've tried to "listen" to books, I start picking out the speech impediments and it drives me nuts. So I have to read instead.

Peter said...

A great service and worthy of your vote Cynthia.

Fianna said...

Very nice! Houston has a similar program, although I just found out about it on Thursday, when I applied for a library card! Great post!

Joy T. said...

I've never heard of anything like this, very cool!

Hootin' Anni said...

That is ONE fabulous idea!! I will have to go out on 'my favorite' and see if our city/county library has something for that. Wow.

Happy Fun Monday.

Sandy said...

What a terrific idea! Thanks. I will check this out today!

Kaycie said...

What a wonderful site. I've gotta find out if my library has it!

kitten said...

That sounds like a wonderful post. Sure wish MS had one. I may go look at it later and ask my step sis if I can use her address. LOL!

Robin said...

Cool! I AM a Tennessee blogger, so I have access to this--never heard of it before, but since I have an iPod, it's a cheap thrill to think about getting FREE audio books!

Emma in Canada said...

I'm going to have to look and see if our libraries do this. Somehow I doubt it! But it's an amazing idea.

Michelle said...

I guess I need to look into this. Trad LOVES audio books and they are EXPENSIVE!!!!

ChrisB said...

I wonder if we have any of those sites in the UK. Audio books sound a really good idea, I think my mum would enjoy this, but I may loose my computer time so maybe not such a hot idea!!

janet said...

what a great idea!

Michelle said...

Such sarcasm!!! And you forgot beautiful!! LoL

Alix said...

that's a very clever idea but I do love holding a book in my hand when I read. Though after waiting 8 days for my amazon order! I like the idea of getting my books instantly :)

Anonymous said...

Neato! Although I don't have a laptop....but I will see if my state has this. Like it!

Faye said...

What a great site! I'm doing a lot of roadtrips lately by myself and audio books keep me sane. I'll see if we have such a program.

good share!

Alison said...

I love my library's site also!! I like your Fun Monday proud woman!!

Anonymous said...

That is a good site. We have a Provincial Library site. I don't go there, but you can do interlibrary loan, so if there is a book anywhere in the province, you can get it sent to your local library for free. The local library will email when it comes in, then you pick it up and have 3 weeks to read it or you can extend that time, then take it to the local library, or a different one, and it gets sent back.

Pamela said...

That just makes it darn easy. Now I have no excuse not to finish Stephanie Plum.

I'm glad you told us about that.

Sauntering Soul said...

Oh wow! That's really cool.

I read several librarian's blogs (and they read mine) yet I haven't stepped foot in a library since I graduated from college approximately 16 years ago. I think I need to check out the library near my house here in Atlanta.

Sauntering Soul said...

Oh wow! That's really cool.

I read several librarian's blogs (and they read mine) yet I haven't stepped foot in a library since I graduated from college approximately 16 years ago. I think I need to check out the library near my house here in Atlanta.

Tiggerlane said...

What a fantastic idea! I wish Arkansas had that - but then, I already spend way too much time on the computer.

However, as I'm packing for a move, I keep wondering - where did I get all these dang books?