Audiobooks are a beautiful thing. I know that there are a lot of you out there who think that you “can’t listen to audiobooks,” but I promise you that you can! You just need to find the right ones (coming up in a couple weeks I’ll be discussing some of my favorite audiobooks, so keep an eye out!). I’ve compiled a list of reasons that audiobooks are awesome.
1. Get more reading done!
This one is obvious. If you feel like you don’t have enough time to read, or if you feel like your to-read list is just out of control, start listening to audiobooks! Since I started listening at the beginning of 2016, I’ve listened to 60 books! That’s a huge amount that I wouldn’t have read otherwise. In fact, I probably am able to get through audiobooks faster than physical books (between blogging, gyming, and working, I don’t have that much time to sit down and just read!).
2. Listen when you can’t read.
There are so many instances where you may want to be reading your book, but just can’t due to the nature of whatever it is you’re doing. With audiobooks, you can listen almost ALL OF THE TIME! I listen whenever I’m driving, doing chores, getting ready for work, or simply going for a walk. So if I’m at a really intense part of a book, I won’t have to stop reading to get ready for work, I can keep listening!
3. Enjoy your chores again!
This relates to point #2. When I’m in the middle of a really good audiobook, I want to do chores or something around the house just so that I can keep listening.
4. Use them to keep you active.
Elaborating on the third point: If you don’t have any household chores to do and you just want to listen to your audiobook, go for a walk or go to the gym! Sometimes this happens to me, and I just end up doing something active simply so I can keep listening (I have a hard time just sitting down and listening to an audiobook, so I always have to find something to do).
5. Feel BA when you correct people’s pronunciation of characters/places.
I feel like the audiobook is the ultimate source on how to correctly say some of those weird names we read in books (it’s not Rye-sand, it’s Ree-sand, or, it’s not Oh-ve, it’s Oo-vuh). It’s fun to hear the books read to you, because you’ll do a lot of Oooooh is that how it’s pronounced?
6. Enjoyment equivalent to a movie by reading a book.
Some audiobooks are so stinking good I literally feel like I’m watching a movie. Now you can feel the same entertainment but while actually reading. Then you can recommend the book to your friends and family and sound all awesome and well-read. You’re welcome for that life pro tip.
7. Get through harder-to-read books.
There are some books that are just plain slow. It makes for a very challenging physical read, because every time you pick it up, your eyes close. With audiobooks, you can get through slower reads, because all you have to do is listen! I read a lot of classics via audio, because I know it’d take me forever to get through them otherwise.