I love audiobooks. There is something about having someone read you a book that makes that story an extra special experience. While I love listening to audiobooks, I sometimes find it hard to find time for them.
I used to listen to them on my commute to and from work. About a year and a half ago, my commute to work was 30-60 minutes each way, depending on traffic. That gave a lot of time for audiobooks. Then I moved closer to work and had only a 10-15 minute commute. Not so much time, but I still did quite a bit of driving to other places, so I still had lots of audiobook time.
Now I work from home, so I don’t have a commute. And I find that this is the single biggest impact on my audiobook listening time. As the mom to a 4 year old, I don’t feel like I can pop earphones in most times and listen to audiobooks while doing household chores. I’m almost always interrupted a million times. I don’t want to have them playing outloud because I love paranormal stories in audiobook format, and those are not usually little ear friendly.
In the evening, after my son is in bed, that’s my blogging or reading time. I suppose I could listen to an audiobook instead, but I’d have to find another hobby to occupy my hands. I’ve been wanting to learn to crochet (I know how to knit already), so that could work, but I don’t want to give up book time to do it.
I have managed to listen to an average of one audiobook a month, but I know I could listen to more. I just need to find time to do it.
When do you listen to audiobooks? Any words of wisdom on how to listen to them while you have a little chatterbox playing in the same room?