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Musing Monday: Audio Books

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Do you listen to audio books?


I have never been a fan of audio books.  I can see how people who don’t have time to read will listen to them in the car on their way to an appointment or work, but for me, I get distracted too easily to be able to keep up.

I’d rather read silently to myself because I have an easier time picturing everything than if I was to listen to the audio book.  Also, there are so many other sounds around and if I’m not physically holding the book in my hand then I will get easily distracted and my mind will wonder from what is being read out loud on the tape to other things on my mind.

So, no, I do not listen to audio books.


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7 responses »

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    Love your posts, and your tagline.

    A thought struck me as I was answering you in my blog comments: maybe one reason dreams are so protean — you know, nothing in them stays fixed — is that they lack the anchoring that we have in waking reality — conversely maybe the whole reason we can concentrate on anything at all while awake is that physical objects are stable! =-O But then I thought omg I can’t write that, she’ll think I’m totally cuckoo. But maybe not? 😉

    • I love what you’re pondering! It’s true that while awake, objects are stable and concrete – we can actually feel them -, while in dreams, it’s so hard to even remember what kind of objects were there, let alone remember an entire dream sequence.

      Also, have you ever heard the fact that in dreams, your hands are never present. If you think about it, it’s true. When was the last time you can remember looking down and seeing your actual hands in a dream!? They say that if you “focus” hard enough and are able to see your hands, then you are lucid dreaming. But then again, like you said, is it even possible to “focus” while dreaming?

      See, Kirsten, we’re all a little nutso! 🙂

  2. 🙂

    Once when I was lucid dreaming I forced myself to examine the trunk of a tree. It seemed *very* solid & fixed — for a few moments, then I was lost again . . .

    Very glad we’ve connected — have a great Monday!

  3. I don’t like audiobooks either, I get distracted too easily! I agree, it’s OK if you’re commuting because it saves you a lot of time but nothing compares to a paperback copy, in my opinion.
    Here’s my MM post
    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

  4. distractions are certainly an issue with me and audiobooks..that and falling asleep.

  5. I totally agree!! Thanks for visiting btw =)


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