It’s day three of Audiobook Bloggers Week 2016!
Miss Pippi at Adolescent Audio Adventures has done a fantastic job planning this week for audiobook bloggers! Check out Miss Pippi at Adolescent Audio Adventures for the #AudiobookBloggersWeek schedule. Be sure to leave a comment there and check out the other audiobook bloggers, too.
Given my schedule, I’ll be posting the day’s topic at night. I’ll be a little behind, but better late than never, right? Here’s what we’re talking about today:
We’re talking travel today. Do you travel with audiobooks? Do you take them on vacation? Do you take them to the gym? Where do you like to listen to audiobooks?
I most definitely travel with audiobooks, be it by foot, train, plane, or automobile. Especially when traveling with strangers, I’ve found that putting earbuds in and listening to an audiobook is a much bigger deterrent to unwanted conversation than pulling out a physical book.
While I can often get good audiobook listening time in while traveling to and from vacation, I don’t get as much time to listen when I’m on vacation. Vacations typically are about being with family and friends and discovering new places together. Since I’m the only audiobook fan in the family (I like to think my zeal makes up more than enough for the three other naysayers), I usually have to take a break from listening. Unlike reading in print, I don’t like to listen for stolen moments. I like to have time available for my audiobooks.
Last year I was a gym rat. I did use my time on the track to listen to audiobooks. I finished The Muralist that way and the audiobook certainly made up for the drab gym walls. I need to get back to the gym, but that’s a story for another day…
I listen to audiobooks at home doing chores, in my room, while walking around my neighborhood, and at work when I’m working on something mindless. My favorite place, however, is in my car. Audible and bluetooth are fantastic partners. I don’t even mind it terribly when I have to use my CD player. In my car I am alone and don’t have to worry about interruptions. I’m much more chill behind the wheel and it takes the sting out of heading into a tough day at work or heading home to middle schoolers.
How about you? Do you take audiobooks on the road?