Lately my knitting obligations have taken up most of my time. I have some deadlines looming (submissions that were accepted - yay!) , a Christmas gift to knit, and personal stuff to knit, and a second business that I am still running, for now - I have almost managed to completely divest myself of it but bits and pieces are hanging on no matter how hard I try to shake them off. Combine all of this with my primary roles as Mum, wife, homemaker and pet owner and I am busy! My planner is getting quite a workout as I have started living my life in 1-hour time blocks to make sure everything gets done. I fall into bed at night too tired to read.
I have a list of books on my reading list but no time to read them, so this week I took the leap to audio books. This is a big leap for me. I enjoy the multi-sensory experience of reading: holding the book, pausing to reflect when I have just read something profound (or confusing) and the stillness of nestling under a blanket with a good book. I downloaded "Divergent" - I am late reading it, I know - and it was a wild experience. At first my mind kept wandering so I had to keep rewinding. Then I got caught up in the sound of the performers voice. Part of reading is giving the characters a voice in your head. It's really hard to do that when there is an actual voice in your ear. I am getting use to it now. I actually kind of like it. I can knit and read; two parts of my life have collided. I can even read in the car - so weird.
Not really impressed with the price though. I have signed up for the free Audible trial. Two books free for the first month and then one book per month at $14.95. This was cheaper than buying audio books on iTunes where "Divergent" costs $28.95. Are there any other audio book options? Can anyone out there recommend another audio book service?