How to read more

Last year I read 37 books. I don’t pretend that this is a high number. I know that there are people that read far more books than that. However, I also know that 37 books is far greater than the majority of other people. Still, it’s important to note that I don’t read all these books sitting down turning pages. Rather, I read the majority of them as audio books from Audible. You might consider that cheating, but I don’t.

I listen to them in my car on my way to and from work. With an hour commute, I get a lot of listening time in. I also take the books with me to lunch. It gives me time to get out of the office and to take a breather. I get to catch up on a good story. It’s a great break in the middle of the day.

I’ll go for walks, and listen to a bit then, or when I’m washing dishes, or doing chores. When others might listen to music, I’ll put on my ear buds and listen to my book.

I don’t read all my books that way. I still love real physical books, and I also enjoy e-books on occasion as well. But if one of your resolutions this year is to read more, I highly recommend audio books.

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