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Not Quite a Top 10 List, or In Defense of Dan Brown (Sort of)

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“What is your favorite phone app?”
The question made me pause. I was sitting across from another business professional in a “speed networking” event as we got to know each other. Neither of us knew how to answer.
I mentally reviewed the apps I use most frequently, but they fell more in the “necessary” category than the “fun” category. Right before settling for a rote answer, it hit me: my favorite app, by far, is Libby.
The service Libby provides isn’t new. In fact, it’s probably old hat for most of you. But as someone who is historically behind the times, I’ve only started taking advantage of technologically-enhanced reading aids this year. Libby allows me and my wife to borrow audiobooks from the library and listen to them while doing dishes, folding clothes, driving, or performing other mindless tasks. It’s free and fun, and why haven’t I been doing this longer?!
If not for Libby, I would have only gotten through two fiction books this year. With Libby’s aid, however, I completed ten f…