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Combine Reading and Running (like a BOSS!)

SONY DSCPlease please please, pay attention to what you’re doing when you’re out there. The dangers faced by runners outside, like cars and trucks, other (blind) runners, roaming dingos, impromptu Bollywood shows and the odd ice storm, should not be made more severe by cutting off one of your primary senses. And if you run with a book held out in front of you, then you are just begging to be nominated for a Darwin Award. With that said, if you the type of person who needs to be distracted from the running bit of running, then audiobooks (and podcast) are one way forward. You get to add a bit of narrative enjoyment to an otherwise dull activity. So… Continue reading Combine Reading and Running (like a BOSS!)

On reading audiobooks

Listening to books
Listening to books

The headline originally said “Audibook”, which is probably an interesting read, but no. No books made from a TT here. The real focus will be on reading, or rather, consuming audiobooks. And apparently its a contentious topic for some people. “Its not reading” is a common claim seeming to indicate that its a lesser form of consumption or maybe cheapens the reading experience or maybe even reading for dummies. So I sat down and considered it. Not that its for dummies, but how audiobooks differ from paper books in very real ways and in less obvious ways. Continue reading On reading audiobooks