Hi there. Just a quick post on the perks of an audio book. If you’re anything like me, you might find that you love reading books, and that you even love writing them. But with life so busy as it often is and that deadline ticking away on your manuscript, or any other task, you might find that making time to read is a bit difficult.
Regardless if you’re a writer or not, reading is both a pleasurable and valuable past-time. If you’re not getting enough words in a day, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a solution! Audio books.
Almost all books have an audio, though this isn’t true for all of them. You can find these on You-tube, Amazon, or your local library… possibly even retail store.
I use audio books when I’m cooking. Cooking is like an art for me, and I enjoy listening to a good book while I prepare dinner; two pleasurable experiences in one. Other good times to pop in an audio story is when you’re in the car, while cleaning, or while taking a walk. It’s a great way to listen to a book and not only hear a story, but to build your craft as well.
There’s a reason that the advice writers give to aspiring authors is to read, read, read. It is by reading (or in this case, listening) that we learn the craft.
So if you are feeling crunched for time, or your eyes are just tired, pop in an audio. You might just find that your reading life soars.
*Currently, I am listening to: Dragon Rider, by Cornelia Funke. It’s a fast read, full of entertainment and adventure. Readers of all ages will enjoy this intriguing fairytale.