I have not been an audio book person. I like to see the words on the page, hold the book, be able to go back and skim to find a name or some information. Audio books fit none of those requirements. Plus, it is hard for me to keep track of characters and events that happen in audio books. I have tried some in the past when my husband and I went on road trips, but he would usually fall asleep and miss some crucial information, and my mind would wander and I would miss out on crucial information.
But, I am trying again. I have become so tired of trying to find actual music on the radio, and I am tired of messing with the music on my phone to listen to in my car. And, there are so many options to be able to listen to audio books these days!
The book I am listening to now is Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari. It is very interesting so far, but I do have to keep myself focused! I also have Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman in my list, but I don’t know if I will get to it on this cycle. Sapiens is 15 hours long, and with only about 20 minutes a day to listen, that will take me a while!
Audio books have come a long way since the CDs I used to have to get from the library, some of which were scratched, some of which wouldn’t play, and all of which required a CD player. Now, I can use Sora (our district app – you log in with your school computer login), Hoopla, and Libby (the Public Library apps – you need a Loveland Public Library card), and have everything on my phone and take it wherever I am.
If you haven’t tried an audio book for a while, check one out! With holiday travel coming soon, it is a good option so you don’t have to take a heavy stack of books with you on the plane. 🙂