Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Things I Love Thursday: Audio Books

I use to be a huge reader, always in the middle of several books. Any night of the week, I could be found awake late wrapped up in a good book. Then enter kids into the picture. As a mother of young children, I rarely feel I have any time to read.

Then I was introduced to the idea of audio books. I'll admit, I was skeptical at first. I am a visual learner. I need to read something for myself and definitely remember best if I physically handle a book or paper. But I have found, although I can't underline as I go, I have thoroughly enjoyed listen to books on my iPod.

I started by turning on a book while cooking dinner, or cleaning the house. But my real enthusiasm for audio books came after we moved to Scotland last September. Without a car here, I walk everywhere -- to the grocery store, the library, the park, etc. That give me lots of time pushing a buggy (stroller) with very little else to do. Now, if not walking with a friend, I just turn on the latest book and enjoy!

If you want to give this a try, check out the free book of the month from Christian Audio. They offer a free book each month. In March they are offering two free books in preparation for Easter.

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Use Coupon Code: MAR2010)

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die by John Piper (Use Coupon Code: MAR2010B)

Now you know know what I'll be 'reading' this month on my way to the grocery store.

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  1. Brilliant! I'm definitely going to try this. Thanks for posting.

  2. Sounds like a great way to pass the time. How long does it take to walk to those places?

    I've gotten back into reading in the last year or so. After dinner, my husband cleans the kitchen and the kids play in the living room. Since I'm exhausted by then, I sit in the recliner with a book while the kids play around me. Feels good!

  3. What a great idea Contemplative Mom. :) I might tune out the children as if the audio book were white noise...what do you think?? ;) Seriously, tho, this would be great for me for fiction especially.

  4. thanks for the link to these great books!


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