Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Works for Me: Audiobooks

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This is such a simple idea, but it has helped me SO much with getting housework done that I have to share. I'm in a local book club, and a couple of the girls in it have always just raved over listening to audiobooks. I had tried listening to them before, but mostly on a long trip and they would tend to put me to sleep. (Not a good thing when you're driving!)

After one book club discussion of audiobooks in particular, I decided to try it again. Now, I'm hooked. When Isaac goes down for his nap, I pop on the headphones and get busy with cooking, cleaning, sewing, laundry, you name it! I am so much more motivated to get the chores done when I have the company of a good book. {Confession: there are many, many naps where I get sucked into something not-so-productive - but I'm way more likely to get things done when I have a book to listen to.}

Any favorite audiobooks out there? I'd love some good suggestions!

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  1. Lord of the Rings of course. Rob Inglis that narrates them is incredible! Harry Potter is also really good. Travels with Charley - John Steinbeck. The Poisonwood Bible. The Fountainhead. Can you tell I listed to a lot of audiobooks...

    1. Haha, thanks for the suggestions, DJ! Yes, you have lots of time to listen to books on your daily commute. I'm currently listening to Lord of the Rings, and you're right, he's great.