Daily Blog 05 | Why I stopped reading books 📚.
I realized today that I really enjoy listening. Whether its music, a story, or a good book. When I was younger I never read books. I only read when I had to for school. Other than that I wouldn’t sit down and read. I was able to read just not have the patience or the mindset to read books. My wife told me when she was young thats all she did was read. She said it was a way for her to escape and get stuck in the book. She said there were times when she forgot to eat because she was so into the book. That is insane; how can a book do that to someone? Well I soon enough found out for myself.
I discovered Audible.
I heard about Audible from Amazon. At first I wasn’t really interested in listening to books. “It’s like reading a book” I said. Later it was actually bothering me that I was the only one in my group of friends not reading books. So I set a goal for 2017. Read atleast 1 book. So 2017 comes around and I decided to start with book 1 of Game of Thrones. I managed to read 5 chapters before giving up. It was a disaster. I guess I still don’t have the patience to sit there and read a book. Then my friend told me for his birthday his parents got him Audible and he enjoyed listening to his book. I finally gave in and I signed up for an account. My first book was the book I tried to read. Book 1 Game of Thrones. Less than a month later and the first book is finish. I couldn’t believe it I actually finished a book. I really enjoyed it too. I like how the narrator uses voices to sound like the characters. I was really sucked into listening to my book. I would close my eyes and image I was there. At this point I realized I’m a listener not a reader. Some people can read books and some can listen to books.
So far I’ve read a total of 3 books. That’s 2 more than my goal I set for 2017. Here is my list of the books I read:
Book 1 Game of Thrones
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
And here’s my list of future listens:
Game of Thrones: A Clash of Kings (currently listening)
This so far what I have in my account. I want to read all the Game of Thrones books and Harry Potter books. I find listening to books more effective than reading. Boo me all you want. I find this helps me “read” books and I think that is more important.