I got into audiobooks a couple of years ago! They became my motivator for working out. I would ONLY allow myself to listen to my audiobook if I got my butt on the treadmill or was doing something active like cleaning. I was so eager to keep going on in my story that it kept me on the treadmill the whole time and it made me get up off the couch, put my shoes on and head to the gym. I had rewards and such. You can read about my whole system here.
Then about a year into that system I got SUPER into a new workout routine. One that was less treadmill. I started doing Pilates and a lot of HIIT workouts. So I stopped listening to audiobooks mostly. I could have listening to them on my commute but I just was more into listening to music in the car on my Spotify app.
But then recently I decided that I wanted to get back into audiobooks. And I am IN LOVE WITH THEM ALL OVER AGAIN. I started out just wanting to try them again to do re-reads (and also asked for suggestions) and I did do a reread of a favorite book it and it was DELIGHTFUL. Such a good way to do a reread especially if you are new/getting back into audiobooks because you already are familiar with the story.
I started my audiobook obsession about midway through April and I added 2 books to my count for the month. I listened in the car. I listened when I would take the baby I nanny for a walk. I listened when I was getting ready in the morning and while I was making/eating breakfast (my husband leaves way before me). Listened while I was cleaning or painting my nails. And when I wanted to listen to music (and some days I did) I just did that. But I still got 2 extra books "read" for the month. What a great way to sneak in some extra books! My listening decreases on the weekend because my husband is around and I'm not commuting anywhere but I still felt like I was able to sneak in some reading in times, like when applying makeup or doing my hair, when I'd be listening to nothing at all normally.
I'm so excited to be back in the world of audiobooks!
Do you audiobook or no? What are some of your favorite audiobooks? Where do you get audiobooks from (I use Overdrive primarily because YAY FREE with my library card)?