Toward the end of 2010 Mr. Mate got rid a bunch of his Audible.com credits and made his audio book choices available for my enjoyment. Since then I’ve listened to “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis, “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford, “Zodiac” by Robert Graysmith, and am currently 8 hours into the 40+ hour “Washington A Life” by Ron Chernow.
When do I listen you ask? While printing of course!
It turns out that printing is a great time for listening to audio books. After I set up my printing area and make sure everything is good to go, part of my brain can absorb information through my ears while another part of my brain concentrates on printing. I hear from friends that they like to listen while commuting, while running, and while trying to fall asleep.
What’s really great is how much I’ve learned. I can now speak eloquently about the recession, mongols, serial killers, and the powerful thighs of our first president!
So go forth and listen to books! It can even be free–just check with your local library. Seattlites browse SPL’s selections here.
|A stack of books from my bedside shelf|