Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Generally, I'm terrible at multi-tasking, but I've found two things that I do well at the same time. Drive and listen to audible books.

I have about a 45 minute commute to work, give or take fifteen minutes depending on the weather. If I listen to the radio, I flip between channels, obsess over traffic and weather reports, and get frustrated with the driver in front of me driving too slow. Basically, I'm on the verge of road rage every time. So back in September, when I went to work four days a week, I signed up for I know you can get audible books from your library but this seemed easier.

So now I spend my commute time, which I have to do anyway, enjoying a good book. I don't mind being stuck in traffic or whether people are driving slow. It's all good.

I've chosen all kinds of books. YA, literary, chick-lit, classics, new adult. What I find is that I like listening to a literary book like, The Interestings or the Goldfinch, better than reading it. If I had to read it, it would be too easy to skip ahead. This way I listen to each sentence and fully appreciate how the story unfolds. I've listened to 11 books since September, ranging in length from 32 hours to 8 hours. That's a lot of commute time, plus I listen to the books when I go for walks or if they're really good right before bed. Helps me sleep.

The only cons against audible books as opposed to reading are that you don't see how the sentences are structured, and it is kind of lazy, but lazy listening is better than nothing at all.

How about you? Do you listen to audible books? If not, you really should.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Once More With Feeling

Hey there.

I know it's been almost two months since I last posted there are a few reasons for that.

1) I don't really have anything new to report on the writing front. Still chipping away at my current WIP, as though it were Mount Rushmore. I think it might take me that long to finish it.

2) I now work four days a week and don't have a lot of time to visit and comment on blogs and I really feel like, when blogging, that you should give when you receive.

3) Basically I'm a boring person. I don't have anything exciting to report. Basketball, soccer, more basketball. That is pretty much my life. I will try to be better.

Although I did come across this meme (is that what this is called?), that I thought was pretty awesome. Mostly because I'm so bad for doing this.

Next time on my blog: Why I love Audible Books so much