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My love of learning with limited time for reading

Love reading, but can’t find the time or the focus?

One of the reasons I started this blog was to share my love of learning about a wide variety of topics. I used to read voraciously all the time, but as life caught up with me (marriage, children, etc.) I found myself with less and less time for reading. My ‘free’ time has slowly been chipped away over the years and if I’m seen by anyone else in the house relaxing with a book, I’m fair game for questions, requests to fix one thing or another, or a “play with me” request.

(For the record, I am happy to do all of the above!)

My solution – Audiobooks!

I have been a subscriber to Audible for some time now and love it. I get one “credit” per month which I can use for 1 free book of my choice. There are also occasional “two for one” deals, and even full classes from The Great Courses that only run 1 credit. I use Audible for both professional / educational books and pleasure reading. For example, I just finished up American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and absolutely loved the full-cast reading. I am really looking forward to watching the upcoming series.

Now I “read” while working in the yard, commuting to work, doing chores around the house, or while lying in bed with the lights off. I can speed up the narration if I want to, and easily skip back a few seconds to catch a point I may have missed. For the books I find that I absolutely need to own in hard copy for notes, highlighting, etc., it’s an easy purchase since Audible is an Amazon company.

Right now Audible is running a FREE special deal to Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks. I love free, so I highly recommend giving it a shot.

If you are an Audible user and love it as much as I do, leave a comment. Let me know how you use Audiobooks in your daily life.

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  1. Melissa says:

    Hi Jay! I love Audible and use it regularly. I have found that is satisfies my craving for knowledge but I still need to touch the paper and experience books. To solve that problem in the midst of modern everyday life, I wake up before everyone else and read for 15 minutes as part of my morning routine. It’s not much but it adds up! I like the blog – look forward to seeing more posts.

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