Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
This week I’d like to ask your advice on audiobooks, a medium with which I have very little experience. I’m thinking about getting into audiobooks because I now have a long enough commute that I think it would be nice to have a book to listen to. Of course I’d appreciate any recommendations for audiobooks, but my biggest concern with starting an audiobook is how to combine that with reading a physical book. I’m the sort of person who usually only reads one book at a time and doesn’t like multitasking. However, I read faster than an audiobook narrator, so I’d find it very frustrating to only be listening to an audiobook. I’m curious what other people who listen to audiobooks do, so I’ll turn it over to you guys.
If you usually only read one book at a time, are you happy to have an audiobook and a physical book going at the same time? Any advice for happily doing both?