Last summer, I started listening to audible books. I never considered it , even though my best friend always told me about it and said how great it was but I could never be bought it. I thought it was a cop out for not reading an actual book.
I just didn’t want to keep buying book that were $18-$25 each and then be done with them. It felt like such a waste of money (says the teacher right?!). But hear me out. My goal was to read a lot and at that rate I would be spending tons of money and that was just not the option.
So I tested out audible books. I have to say that they were really useful for long drives and when I was getting ready for work or putting my daughter to sleep. All of these proved audio books to be useful.
But at the same time – if you got a boring voice for your book, it was not good! I also didn’t get the sense of tangibly holding a book either. Holding your phone is not the same.
But I was able to listen to books quicker, I thought , than reading the actual book.
This summer, I embraced the library. I read something like 20 books and it was awesome. I love looking at the covers. I am totally a judge the book by its cover type of person. But to my defense, all of the books I’ve picked that way have been good!
I am going back and forth with both this fall but I will always like the actual books better.
What do you prefer ?
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