WIP Wednesday: Now I Know Where I Am Edition

The photo probably looks a lot like the other day but I am nearly done with the second set of instructions. This is the upper back of the Stockholm Slipover. Next I start the front and once the top of that is done I’ll join the front and back. So far the knitting is simple. It’s really enjoyable too.

I could use some opinions. I’d like to borrow a digital audiobook book from my library. They offer two apps: Overdrive or Hoopla. I’ve read the reviews and they seem pretty equal as far as listening is concerned. I wondered if anyone has used either of these and if you have an opinion. I’ve never been someone who listens to audiobooks so the entire thing is a mystery. I do enjoy podcasts so I’m thinking it will be pretty much the same idea. Thanks in advance!

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20 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Now I Know Where I Am Edition

  1. Rosie says:

    I’m in the UK but I use overdrive for library books and I find it easy to use

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  2. Mimmy Jain says:

    All I know is that you need to concentrate more and longer when listening to a book than to a podcast. Don’t know whether that is helpful. I gave up because of that. Maybe I should go back.

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  3. I believe they are similar in terms of ease of use. I think they differ in the type of books they offer and ease of getting them. I think with hoopla, you can take out any book with no waiting period, up to a certain amount a month. But it’s a lot more expensive for libraries, so less “popular” books are there. With overdrive, you often have to wait for books like physical ones since the library is only allowed a certain # of copies, but this means more popular books are there.

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  4. Cinna Knits says:

    I really like the color for your vest!

    Also, my library uses Hoopla, and it’s easy to use. They don’t have EVERY title, but I can usually find something on my read list. I listened to my first audio book last month on Hoopla, so I have no comparison.

    FYI: sometimes different services have different content. If I enter a title on my library’s website, I am able to find out if it’s available digitally and on which platform.

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  5. I use both Hoopla and Overdrive and am connected through my local library card. Hoopla also has videos so I can watch some shows when doing some mindless knitting. Both are options are great and pretty much operate the same way. I am limited to borrow 7 items per month through Hoopla, however, my daughter, who lives near Denver, can borrow up to 12 items a month. It depends on how your library is set up.

    I have library cards from two different states/libraries, one in Maryland and one in West Virginia because of my location. Maryland library system has access to Hoopla where WV doesn’t. Some books are available through one library and not the other as not every place carries the same things.

    If my libraries and Hoopla carry the same books, I choose to “check them out” through my WV card as that’s my home and I want to support local.

    Audiobooks are my go-to when knitting.

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  6. elpalchica says:

    When this pandemic started I began to reread the Harry Potter series by audiobook. It was a godsend. Now that I have finished I am trying Hoopla. The app is easy to use and I found it easy to search. I found a good book on their recommendations page. I never used to be able to concentrate for audiobooks but now it really helps me get through chores.

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  7. barbfessler says:

    I also use Overdrive but that’s how I get my audiobooks free from my library.

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  8. ReginaMary says:

    I am not familiar with either, so I am interested in what others say.

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  9. Marsha Noce says:

    Hubs and I use Overdrive and love it. Best part is it is FREE! You can do both audio books and ebooks in it. Hope that helps.

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  10. notewords says:

    Thanks for coming past my place. 😉

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  11. My library uses CloudLibrary and Hoopla. (They used to use Overdrive but switched to CL a few years back). CL is more for digital books and audiobooks, while Hoopla is more for viewing movies or television series, though they also carry audiobooks too (so often I have to check both places because audiobooks may not be on one site but will be on the other.) Hoopla carries digital books too but for some reason I look on CL first.

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  12. kathyreeves says:

    I have used both, online and downloaded options. I use Overdrive most, because there’s no check out limit for me, but with Hoopla, I can only have four checkouts each month. I found them both great.

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  13. Alissa Head says:

    Overdrive is overly complicated if you ask me. I haven’t tried Hoopla.

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  14. chrisknits says:

    Your knitting is soo smooth! I don’t listen to audio books, so no help.

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  15. I don’t have any experience with either app, but I’ll be interested to hear what you think of them. Your knitting is looking great – you are really making good progress!

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  16. YarnyDragonfly says:

    You can also sign up online for an account at Boston Public Library and access all of their digital content, which might be different from what you are getting from local library, or give you access to more choices.

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  17. cattknithat says:

    In my library each app offers two different sets of books. I have both. Hoopla has the same books no matter where you live. I like to get the detective “Monk” audiobooks by Lee Goldberg on Hoopla. They are laugh out loud funny just like the show.

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  18. Let's Cook says:

    I don’t have any experience with either app

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  19. Stefanie says:

    I have used Overdrive in the past, listening to the book off of my laptop. I can now use the Libby app and it can connect to our Google Home.

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