Last year, I met my goal of reading 52 books in 52 weeks and then some. I owe it all to audiobooks, mainly, but also Libby, friends with great book suggestions, Roxane Gay’s audacious book club, and learning that New York State residents can apply for a New York Public Library card.
Listening to a book while doing anything else is like a delightful cheat. I listen to books while:
- Running errands
- Making dinner
- Picking up around the house
- Brushing my teeth
- Completing lengthy skincare regiments
- Rolling around on the foam roller
- Walking, jogging and bike riding
- Waiting in line for my PCR test
- Shaving my legs in the sink
- Emptying the dishwasher
- Working on jig saw puzzles
- Pulling weeds in the garden
- Playing Threes on my phone
- Pruning my Libby holds and tags
More than that, I learned that listening to a book is a better medium for me than reading a physical book. Audiobooks hold my focus and help me maintain a cadence. It’s been so rewarding to discover and become more curious about my learning style.
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