I changed my membership to Platinum.
I've gotten hooked on audio books since they hugely multiply what I can "read" in a month. My Gold membership was just giving me one book a month, and I was longingly looking at my Wish List for the last two or three weeks of the month. Last night I broke down and paid for two more, and with what I paid for those I could have paid the extra for Platinum for four months, which would have given me FOUR more books instead of the two I bought. See how good I am at math?
So now I'm smiling.
This really has been a lovely addition to my life. In the car, or late at night when I can't sleep, or while cleaning and cooking, I can multi-task and enjoy all kinds of literature. I like to have one fiction and one non-fiction book going at once, in addition to the narrated Bible. That way I can pick a book depending on my mood or my ability to concentrate.
(I don't usually listen to my books when the kids are in the car, as they'd rather listen to music and it's awkward for them to jump in in the middle of a story. But one day on the way to somewhere, Shelley listened to Blink with me and decided she wanted to read the whole book! So once in a while, especially with non-fiction, the benefit might rub off...)
And an update: the only book I've chosen so far that I didn't really love was The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue. In the past few years I've finally started reading and enjoying some fiction, but this book is a poster child for why I *didn't* read fiction for so long. Just too weird, too over-the-top, too worthless.