LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I HAVE DISCOVERED AUDIOBOOKS.
I’ve heard the positives and negatives of audiobooks, and despite the wonderful Krysti @ YA and Wine who is forever telling me that I should get in on the audiobooks train because they are amazing. I kept pushing it off, though, because I mean, how can they compare to the words on a page, the beauty of physical books? Plus, how will I not end up wildly distracted with my attention span?
After talking with my friend, though, the night before and how much she actually really enjoyed them, I decided to take the plunge. I downloaded one from my local library, got it on my phone, set it down and went about my business…and am totally into it.
Like, totalllllllllllllllllllllly into it. I could do so many things. And read a book. Take a walk, water some flowers, go for a drive (okay, maybe not because driving is far too distracting on its own), etc. ALL WHILE I AM READING A BOOK.
And it’s working out pretty well. I will admit that I got a bit distracted in the second that I tried, but I mean, I tried blogging and listening at the same time, which is a total struggle. XD But for the most part, I found myself enjoying the story much like I would. I mean, I still had so many feels when reading Winter like I would have if I was physically reading it.
I tried The Selection by Kiera Cass so far, and I’m currently in the middle of Winter by Marissa Meyer. I find that having the right narrator is super key – I am apparently just as picky as writing style.
Now, obviously, physical books will always be my jam, but I have to admit that I’m enthralled with this idea. I can do it when I normally would be settling for something else or…silence. :O