I love to read, which is something that you do not hear from the average college student. I have spent hundreds of dollars on books to fill my bookshelves. On top of the hundreds that I have spent on books, I also have book-related t-shirts and have even considered getting a book-related tattoo or two. But lately, I have found that I haven't had enough time to read as much as I would like to, especially when school was in session. But I often find myself being bored with the mindless tasks like folding laundry and driving hours out of town.
It was just a few months ago when I decided to get an Audible account, a paid monthly subscription to audiobooks. I was a bit nervous at the beginning, worried that I'll find myself short on money when it's time for the monthly payment because money is very tight for any college student. This was my first paid subscription account that I have ever had, I do not count Netflix because I use my parent's account.
But after getting the account, I've found that I can finish an audiobook or two a month, rather than a semester which is the best thing ever because my love for reading has come back. And I found it convenient that I could return the book for a refunded credit for the month, allowing me to get a different title. Pretty soon I was listening to audiobooks whenever however, I could. Audiobooks are wonderful because I can listen to them while I am walking to class, folding laundry, doing dishes, driving. All of these tasks that put me on autopilot normally but ever since I got Audiobooks suddenly these tasks have become so much more interesting. As I'm driving down the interstate, I can see Harry Potter receiving his Hogwarts letter as I am listening. As I'm folding laundry, I can see Katniss Everdeen volunteering for the Hunger Games -- may the odds be forever in her favor. I can see these events take place right before my very eyes while still being productive.
Not only are audiobooks a great source of entertainment and multitasking, but it is also great for people with Dyslexia. One of my friends struggles with reading has told me that audiobooks allow her to get the story without the frustration.
Audiobooks have allowed me to find the time to reread the "Harry Potter" series, which is something I have been wanting to do for over a year. It allows me to try out different books I have heard about and decide if I like it enough to get the physical book or not. Convenient, easy and a great tool.