If you've read my blog, you know I love audiobooks. I'm an avid audiobook listener and have been for several years now. I recently was appointed to an audiobook assignment that will have me listening to a lot of audiobooks in the next few months and it got me thinking about how I can fit all this listening in. I've spent the last year spending every free minute of my time reading physical books, it feels a bit odd to switch over to listening.
I typically listen to audiobooks in my car, but with about a 10 minute drive to work each way, that doesn't give me a lot of listening time. I also listen as I get ready each morning-I have lots of audiobooks loaded onto my phone and listen as I eat breakfast, get dressed and do my makeup each morning. I also try to listen as I get ready for bed and I love the feature on my Audible App on my phone that lets me set a timer to fall asleep listening to one of my audiobooks. Sometimes I might have to rewind a little bit to get to a part I remember, but I can usually listen to about 15-30 minutes each evening.
I've also been known to listen while I clean or do laundry-it really makes doing chores around the house I dislike go much faster. I sometimes try to listen while I'm cooking, but I often end up pausing my book a lot so I can read the recipe for what I'm making-I'm not a great cook. :)
I even listen to audiobooks when I'm grocery shopping-another thing that goes much faster while listening!
But I don't think I'm going to do that much cooking, cleaning, shopping and driving in the next few months to cover all of the audiobook listening I need to get done. Sure, I could sit and listen, but I like to multitask.
So I'm curious what you do while you're listening to audiobooks. How do you spend your listening time?