For the longest time, I’ve considered audio books cheating. Listening to a book doesn’t count as reading it. And who would want to sit there for hours listening when you could be feasting your eyes on written words.
I love words. I love looking at the way people weave words into unique sentences and perspectives. I’ve always felt that if I could only hear and not see, I would be missing out on truly appreciating someone’s writing.
Over the past few months, I’ve been listening to podcasts while taking Thor out for his daily walks. At first, I thought I wouldn’t like it (because listening to music seemed more fun and energizing), but I quickly realized that it was actually even MORE enjoyable. Haha! I found myself grinning like a fool, walking a little bit longer just to get to the end of a topic or episode.
This is what made me rethink my old, harsh opinion about audio books.
On Twitter, you guys suggested I give it a shot.
So, here we go. I just downloaded a free book and have 30 days to try it.
The audio book I chose is called The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. It’s been on my Amazon wish list for months.
I’ll keep you posted. I’m very curious to see if I’ll be able to focus… Without visual guidance, my mind has a tendency to drift.
Hope you have a great week!
Thanks for reading,