Where do you stand in the physical book versus digital book debate? It’s a big deal with bibliophiles worldwide since eReaders were introduced. Do you enjoy the smell and feel of crisp paper as you snuggle up on the couch to read or do you prefer to listen to audiobooks while making dinner? It seems that as technology keeps developing new reading products, those of us who love books will just have more options to feed our habit.
Confessions from a hard-core bibliophile: I listen to audiobooks. (gasp!)
I will never read ebooks. I like the feel of the book in my hand.
That was me about five years ago before I discovered how convenient it is to download a book at a moment’s notice (or when I forgot to pick that one up at the library that I need – like – now). I now consistently download 10 or more eBooks a month.
I will never listen to an audiobook. I need to read a book to really get into it.
This was me our first year of homeschooling before I discovered how much more productive my life is when I can use my hands (and eyes) to do other things while reading. We now listen to at least one book a month.
Life is better when we listen to audiobooks.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am in no way saying that all our homeschooling troubles were resolved with the invention of audiobooks. What I am saying is that I was able to carve out a few minutes each day that were calm, pleasant, and anticipated by everyone in our homeschool.
So, what are the 5 ways listening to audiobooks has made our homeschool better?
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Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…