The Audiobook

I’ve never considered a snob when it comes to reading. I’ll read anything.

Perhaps when I was younger and the e-readers were just coming out and becoming a thing I was perhaps slightly snobby and refused to cave.

Since then, I’ve found the joys in reading on my kindle, but I have also continued my love for the paper book.

I’ve recently also got into audiobooks. I found I was getting really anxious on my drives to and from work, and reading has always been a way of calming down. Unfortunately I can’t read whilst driving.

So, I’ve started to listen to audiobooks. This week, my journey’s have been so much calmer and funner. I’ve been listening to Don Quixote, and it’s been so enjoyable.

The only drawback I’ve found so far is I find I don’t take everything in? But that’s usually when I’m too focused on driving.

I’ve learnt a new way to appreciate literature, and my driving time has been a lot less rage and anxiety filled.

Do you listen to audiobooks?

What’re your recommended audiobooks? Let me know in the comments so I can make a list!

How Do You Read?

In this day and age, accessing a book is getting easier and easier. Accessibility in books is also getting better. We now have e-readers such as Kindle and Kobo, we have the paperback, the hardback, the audiobook.

The different mediums of reading is so interesting to me. For example, growing up, and with the introduction of e-readers, I hated them. I always thought the paperback book was better.

I still do, but I have also discovered how useful my Kindle is. Gone are the nights where I’d be forced the turn my light off early, bring on the nights of reading under the bed covers with my kindle.

The hardback book is also fun, you get the soft feel of the dust jacket. The smell of a new book. The enduring strength of a hardback book is not one to beat.

The paperback is a long enduring favourite. The covers, the ability a paperback has to pull another into a conversation. A book cover speaks volumes, and, for me, nothing beats the ache in your hand when you’ve been holding onto a book for too long!

Then there’s the audiobook. Ever wanted to lulled into a fantastical world with soothing voices? The audiobook is definitely one for you. Recently, I’ve found there’s been a boom almost in people listening to audiobooks, and it’s probably due to the increased availability of the audiobook. You no longer need to buy them on CD/Cassette, it’s available at the touch of a button.

With so many different ways of enjoying literature, which one do you prefer? There are so many now, and I find it harder and harder to choose!