Last updated on November 21st, 2015
So I signed up with Audible about one year ago now. Now after a year, it seems appropriate to reflect on this decision.
I want to read books, but it is hard to schedule time to read.
Do audiobooks during mundane human tasks.
e.g., cooking, cleaning, traveling to work, walking somewhere, eating, etc…
I usually manage to get at least an hour a day of listening to an audiobook without scheduling any time for it. I can just squeeze it in my mundane morning routine, when I’m cooking dinner, or cleaning up.
What has this translated into? I managed to finish reading (okay listening to…) over 30 books. 30 books! Considering that I read about 1 or 2 books a year (a generous estimate) prior to this, I’m pretty happy with this result.
Think about this. As I cooked dinner or traveled on a crowded bus, I got to hang out with Benjamin Franklin as he frolicked with the French ladies (and ignored his poor wife and children), meditate with Sam Harris and many others, watch the world explode with Arthur Dent, become terrified of volcanoes because of Bill Bryson, see life evolve from a primordial soup with Richard Dawkins, and so much more…
As great as audiobooks are, to be fair, here are a few caveats for those getting into it.
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