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Audiobooks: When Do You Listen To Them?

Audiobooks: When Do You Listen To Them?

I am late to the audiobook party.

For one, I never felt I was particularly good at learning through listening; I process information much better through reading and writing.

And secondly, I didn’t know when to listen to an audiobook.

 

The idea of listening to a book whilst doing more mundane tasks sounds ideal and certainly would make housework more enjoyable. True multitasking, however, just isn’t possible (and this is a topic that deserves a blog post for itself!) The mind simply cannot actively attend to more than one thing at a time, and I don’t want to listen to an audiobook if I am going to miss half of it for my wandering mind.

Malala Day July 12: Five Remarkable Women Speaking Out For Change

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Malala Yousafzai was only 15 years old when the Taliban shot her point blank in the head. She famously survived the assassination attempt, which was in retribution…

Mother’s Day Book Gift Ideas!

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10 Non-Fiction Recommendations for Non-Fiction November!

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A real eye-opener. More than one million refugees made the journey into Europe in 2015: most of them arriving by boat and most of them taking the…

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