I have to share my newest activity…listening to audiobooks! Thanks to my friend, Trish, who probably won’t see this as she does not cruise the internet as I do. She has been telling me about listening to audio books on both her computer and her MP3 player and I always poopoohed (is that how it’s spelled?) her talk. After all, I am a book reading addict with both physical books and my Kindle. Who wants to listen to a book instead of physically reading? Newest answer…me,me, me!
Let me explain. I decided to try an audiobook on my phone as I don’t have an MP3 player. I wanted to be able to tell Trish, “I tried it and it’s not for me.” I found the North Carolina Digital Library, set up my account, and downloaded my first book, “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter”. I put in the ear plugs my husband bought for me, hooked them to my phone and went outside to work. More advice from Trish, I only put in 1 earbud, so I could still be aware of what was going on around me. Before I knew it, I had worked in my yard for over an hour and gotten a lot more work done than I planned! I was hooked!
I have continued my newest obsession! I am listening to “Kill The Messenger” by Tami Hoag and as a result, my house is sparkling! I listen when I clean house. In fact, I look forward to cleaning and doing chores around the house, just so I can listen to my audiobook! If you are a teacher like me, you know it can be very hard to find time for any personal reading you might want to do. I also don’t get too excited about doing housework on the weekends during the school year. Audiobooks will make those chores sooooo much more enjoyable. So good listening! No more excused for not “reading” a good book! lol