How To Read Five To Ten Books Each Month, and a Special Deal For Wise Bread Readers!
I used to work very long hours, and spent many of them in my car. But despite the 14 hour days in addition to the regular chores to keep my home chugging along, I managed to read five to ten books each month.
This wasn't because I'm a speed reader or an insomniac. It's because I actually didn't read the books - I listened to them.
Audiobooks are not a new phenomenon. Originally designed for the optically impaired, their popularity has spread to those who are short on time to devote to solely reading. (It says something interesting about our society that we must multi-task even when we're exercising or driving, doesn't it???)
Nevertheless, personally I have found audiobooks to be a welcome change of pace from listening to the radio or mp3 tunes while driving or working out.
You can go to the library and borrow the audiobooks of your choice, but often the selection is limited, and if you live in a rural area without easy access to a library you'd be less likely to choose this route.
And you can buy your audiobooks, but the outrageous cost is prohibitive for most, especially if you want to listen to five to ten books each month.
I found the solution to all these problems in a company called Simply Audiobooks. It is a rental and download service featuring an absolutely massive selection of audiobooks. It works similar to Netflix, except their product is books, not movies.
I subscribed to the rental service. I paid a flat monthly fee, and set up a virtual bookshelf using my online account to select from the tens of thousands of available titles, prioritizing which ones I wanted to receive first.
Simply Audiobooks then mailed me the first two available titles on my bookshelf. There is no due date or late fee. As soon as I was finished with one book, I simply repackaged the CD set using their ingenious postage-paid packaging and popped it back in the mailbox. I'd then start listening to my second book, and by the time I was finished with it, the next one on my list had arrived!
By always having an audiobook in my car, I was able to read five to ten books each month. I read up on a variety of topics and genres, from fiction to non-fiction, self-help to business, and even fitness-related books with yoga and pilates exercises.
Special Deal For Wise Bread Readers Only:
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Simply Audiobooks' download service is something I never tried, but appears to be a great option since mp3 players are ever-present and now easy to use in the car too. It is also a great way to develop a home collection of books to read and re-read again. Er...I mean…listen and re-listen again.
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I remain one of Simply Audiobooks' biggest fans, and am pleased to recommend it to any Wise Bread reader who would love to read more, learn more, and enrich their brains more, but simply can't find the time to sit down and read a good book.