Novel Notions is a new feature where I’ll discuss whatever bookish thoughts (ie. Novel Notions) I have running through my head. As of now I’m not planning to schedule it regularly but rather just post as ideas organically come to me! I’m hoping that you guys will join in on the discussion either by simply commenting below or running with my idea and linking up a post on the subject at some point during the upcoming week.
Today, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can work audiobooks into my reading schedule even more than I presently do. As of now, I only listen to books while commuting to and from work. As you can imagine, it can take quite a while to make it through a book if this is the only time devoted to it. Especially if it is a long book like my favorite read/listen of 2011 Justin Cronin’s the Passage which is over 750 pages.
Right now I am listening to Across the Universe by Beth Revis and much as I was happy not to be commuting in today, I can’t deny that I wished I could have listened to more of the book! I miss it on weekends!
I know that a lot of others have indicated that they listen while:
1. Doing household chores (I plan to try to start doing this!)
2. Working out (If I worked out I’d do so as well…my bigger issue here is not exercising enough! lol)
3. Blogging/web surfing (Too distracting for me..I can’t read and listen at the same time)
4. Working (Wow…some folks are lucky…I wish I could read at work!!!)
I also have to admit to one other concern…I worry that even though I don’t sense a difference…perhaps I am not as aware behind the wheel while I am listening while driving? If I can’t read or web surf while listening, if I try not to talk or text while driving, does that mean that I shouldn’t be driving and listening either?
Let me know what you guys think!
PS. I just read Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Check out my review here) and then found out that it was also available on audiobook. I think that it would have been a great one to listen to as well. Here’s a sample!
Cinder AudioBook Sample
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