Thursday, June 5, 2008

How to Have a Successful Career in Your Spare Time - Lesson 5

Lesson #5: Audiobooks
As you know from Lesson 4, I'm a fan of multi-tasking. Why do just one thing at a time when you can do two? Heck, why do two things at once when you can do three?

Audiobooks are a fantastic way for the time-constrained 'do-it-all' to enjoy books, without sacrificing spare time to actually sit around reading. Hey, I sit in front of a computer all day reading things, I don't need to do more of that. My favorite time to listen to my audiobooks is during my work commute.

Commute + Workout + Books = Hours of free time

I'm no mathologist, but that looks like a magical equation to me.


Blogger tim said...

There is a certain genius to it. I'd vote for you to win a Nobel Prize for Physics if I were on the selection committee...

Of course I'm not... so... don't get your hopes up or anything...

Unfortunately I somehow could never get into audio books - believe me I've tried - for the very reasons you've pointed out with your equation. I always found them... I don't know... distracting? One track mind, I guess.

If it works for you though, THAT ROCKS!

June 9, 2008 at 5:51:00 PM MDT  
Blogger erin k h said...

i like your mathology. but i tend to agree with tim in the never getting into audio books, but more because i can't seem to find decent books on tape (or newfangled cd) at the library.

tell me: where do you find your favorite audio books? are there certain 'narrators' you prefer?

June 10, 2008 at 12:28:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Emma said...

My landlords love the books on tape thing, culminating with extended works of Proust whilst marathon training.

On the other hand, while I love some good spoken-word, I can't use it as a reading replacement. Reading, to me, is a different art-form, I like looking at the words, actually seeing how they sit together on the page, their visual rhythm as well as aural....

June 10, 2008 at 5:25:00 AM MDT  

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