I tried listening to an audio book. Once. I didn’t like it. I’m a pretty fast reader and I have a difficult time listening to someone else read, especially when they’re trying to read slowly and enunciate well. And, it probably didn’t help that I tried listening to my one and only audio book while I was walking on the treadmill.
Just a few weeks ago, however, I had a book review to do and it just happened to come with a free audio book download. It also just so happened that this was about the same time that I was rediscovering a passion for sketching.
Hmmmm…hands-free reading while I sketched? Not a bad idea. Turns out that the lady reading this particular book (Sarah’s Wish, if you’re curious) is very enjoyable to listen to…and she does great voices. I actually enjoyed listening to the book while I sketched.
After I finished the book, I went back to my newest obsession passion, which I know will make my regular readers groan and think, “Seriously, would you just get over it already,” but if you’re visiting for Works for Me Wednesday you may not know, so I have to say it — reading (and rereading and rereading…) the Twilight Saga. However, I still really wanted to find time for sketching.
Yes, it was a light bulb moment and I so appreciate my local library for conveniently having all four books in the Twilight series in handy audio book format for me. While I still prefer to read a book myself, audio books are definitely a nice option for when you need your eyes and hands free for another project that doesn’t require an immense degree of concentration. I would think that sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, and other craft projects would fall into that category…though scrapbooking is the only one this very non-domestic homeschool mom would actually know anything about.
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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.