I love reading. It's a lovely relaxing hobby of mine when I'm not stitching, sewing or baking.
Earlier this year I was a bit perplexed about my Reading List and how long it was getting. I wouldn't be half way through a book without having had added five more to the list. It was growing at incredible speed that really something had to be done.
I embarked on a Challenge. Yep, that was all good and most days I was managing, somedays not and sometimes finding myself perched on the couch at 2am after a solid reading session.
Todays version of a book is oh so vast and different. Where once you could only hold the paper or hardback variety, now the options are endless and millions of books are within reach without even heading out your door (or into a bookshop! Gasp!). I must admit that the ibooks do have their benefits and learnt this last year whilst overseas. I allowed myself one book...thinking surely I wont have time to read, but a few glorious sessions at the beach whilst the kids played contently it was finished. Finding an book in English in a European country was like trying to find a jar of Vegemite at the local deli, so I promptly downloaded and book on my iPad and I was a happy traveller once again.
Over the last few months though I've adapted my reading style. There is just not enough time in the day to read as much as I would like, but I can listen. Yes, yes, the audio book. I've dowloaded a simple little App on my iPhone that allows me to listen to (at my leisure) a book. The idea first came to me whilst driving home from night shift....the radio was just not cutting it..... And so it started.
I still read real books don't worry...
But the beauty of an audio book is that you can
Tell me do you listen to a book?
What do you prefer? The olde worlde kind, the new age kindle or iPad variety?
*you borrow the the audio transmitter and attach your own headphones and battery. I checked for fear that it came with its own set of headphones (ewwww!)