Books/Textile Postcards/ Once Upon A Tea TimeJuly 27th, 2016

Books have always been magical for me and lately, I have felt regretful that I can’t devote a section of every day to compulsory reading. Not to make excuses, but with work and kids, our days can be packed. And because I run a business on the internet, I do spend a lot of time on the computer. I was beginning to really feel the lack of time for reading for pleasure, but just this week, I started listening to books on Audible- yes, audio books have been around for a long time, but I’ve always felt that having it read to me may take away from the book itself. Kind of a ‘I am seeing it through their eyes’ feeling or that having it read may add a filter or bias, if that makes any sense. As if the narrator comes between me and the book. But given that how much of my time is also spent running around or on walks, it seemed a shame not to use that time for reading. So, I started a trial, free membership on Audible (this is not an ad or sponsored post!) with 2 books free for a 30 day period. It might be because of my choice of book but I am really loving it. What am I reading/listening to? Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air. I listened to it for an hour today and I am in love with the book and also, with having it read to me.

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  1. shalini

    I love audio books. They make my daily commute so much more peaceful, during interesting sections of the books, I purposefully stick to the slow lane and don’t feel frustrated. 🙂