During the start of this year I have really enjoyed listening to audiobooks. I wanted something for my bus travels, so I looked through my Goodreads tbr shelf and found a book that sounded interesting – Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. Then I found it as an audiobook and started. I was hooked. I am now a third through the final book in the trilogy and love listening to it.
Listening has become more than just bus-travel, I do it whenever I have the time. Thus I decided to create this list of what to do when listening to audiobooks.
10 things to do whilst listening to audiobooks
- Travel by bus/car/train/plane etc. Those boring moments when you go to and back from school, job, friends’ places, use them! It’s an easy way to get quite a lot of listening done.
- Doing the dishes. This I do a lot and doing the dishes becomes a lot more fun! Until you have to change water and have to pause the book because water has a lot of sound.
- Walking. Take a walk during the evening. Healthy, relaxing and enjoyable. I should do this more often.
- Knitting. Yes, I started knitting and now I cannot stop. I clocked 3 hours of knitting time before a lecture last Wednesday. That means 3 hours of audiobook listening.
- Cleaning the apartment/house/room. Doesn’t work when vacuuming, but otherwise it is perfect!
- Drawing/Painting/Colouring is really good if you are like me and need to do something with your hands. And you have time to colour in those beautiful books you have.
- Cooking. This has become standard for me. Living by myself I either have a BookTuber talking in the background or an audiobook playing. Perfect!
- Shopping. Food shopping can be very boring and a lot of people have a lot of sound. Shut the annoying world out and disappear to some magical place while buying apples and bananas.
- Falling asleep. I don’t do this myself, but I know some who cannot go to sleep without an audiobook playing in the background.
- Taking care of yourself, which I’d like to do more often… But to give yourself some me-time and put on a good book. Doesn’t it sound amazing!
Basically, you can put on an audiobook at any time you’d normally put on music. You just need to find the right things to do so you still can focus on the story being told. And remember, the more you listen, the more advanced tasks you can do. In the beginning it is easiest so just focus on the audiobook, but suddenly you could almost anything!
Do you listen to audiobooks? What do you like to do whilst listening?