When I was in the fifth grade, I fell in love with reading. The Babysitter’s Club did it. Up until that point I really didn’t care for sitting and turning pages but one session with Stacy, Dawn and Mary Anne and I was hooked. That was a long time ago (ahem… not gonna tell you just how long ago it was). And while my passion for reading is definitely still there, my time isn’t. I miss flipping pages but I have found a solution that lets me read without actually having to read.
Um. Yah. For reals. While I don’t have the time (or let’s be honest, make the time) to sit still and dive into a book in the traditional sense, I am obsessed with books that I can listen to. I’ve been traveling a lot lately and this is the perfect solution for me. And living in the Los Angeles area means that there is guaranteed traffic – I was in the car for four hours the other day, just in Southern CA. (gross right?) After a little while I could only handle hearing Justin Bieber so much. So I turned on a podcast and then a book. Heaven!
So it sounds good but how does it work?
You sign up for Audible for one month free.
Get the app – because it’s super duper easy to use
Listen to your favorite books and “read” without actually reading :)
If you like the idea of reading but aren’t sure where to start, they have a section that is great for first time listens and some of my favorites even made that list:
And then after you search for some books, they will give you suggestions based on your recently viewed items. I guess it’s pretty clear that I love girly, YA books. I’m totally okay with that.
I love that there are old classics in there that I wouldn’t have thought to look up like- The Jungle Book: Mowgli Stories, Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh. Wouldn’t those be perfect on a car ride with kids? There are over 250,000 titles in there!
Check out these books that I highly recommend that you read this spring:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.