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30 10 14

Audiobooks

With the whole full-time job thing going on, I’m starting to want to cram as much semi-productivity into my few free hours as possible.

Now I won’t be going all-out “let’s make some things” here (though the ideas are definitely piling up and boy are they fun) since I’m way too spent for that and my hands and wrists wouldn’t appreciate it anyway. Rather, I’m shooting for more passive productivity. That’s not the right word though. I’m looking for something along the lines of “not completely useless”. Anyway, that’s besides the point. As you may have guessed from the title, I’ve started listening to audiobooks.

A friend gave me a couple of recommendations, I found a few cool things of my own, and off I went. Downloaded some audiobook player for Android, shoved the files into my phone, hit play and hopped on my bike heading for work. At first it was kind of odd, having someone talk to you about tricks of the mind, how illusionists did their tricks, and so on. Normally I just listen to music, so this was quite a change of pace. It took some adjusting, I now had to follow along with what I was hearing, but I liked it. Doing the same for books that weren’t written as talks was a bit harder though, what with having to visualize the scenes in my mind, so those got delegates to just the bus ride. Don’t want to get into an accident by paying too little attention!

I’m currently “reading” The Maze Runner, supposedly really good. First book I’ve read in years, and guess what it taught me? I’m a shit writer. If I compare this with what I’ve written so far, well, it doesn’t even begin to measure up. Guess that’s why I don’t have a bunch of great-selling books released, and a film of ’em to boot.

Much to read, much to learn. A new world is opening up to me.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 31/10/2014 (2:47 AM)

    Yeah but you shouldn’t compare yourself to other writers. At least not if all you’re going to come out of it with is “I’m a shit writer”. Still that’s not the point of this. I’m not sure I’ve really given audiobooks a try before but I reckon I’d suck at listening to them. I have a low attention span and can barely pay attention to podcasts. Whatever works works though. It’s a better use of your time than just sitting listening to music. At least you’re learning.

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