Thursday, August 26, 2010

Books on Tape?

So, since I've been commuting around the Seattle area and been in all sorts of traffic jams I decided that maybe books on tape could cure the road rage and give me something to do during the long hours. (Ok...not even one hour...but it feels like days when you're on the 520 bridge going 5mph when you're lucky.) I'm so used to doing something while listening that it was kind of weird to just listen and drive. Not take notes like in jr. high, high school, college. Not color like in elementary school. Just listen and drive. It was kind of soothing, but I don't know if I actually remember the story...or if I was driving safely. I was listening to "Three Cups of Tea" which starts out with a climb of (insert name of 2nd tallest mountain in the world here, starts with a K I think?) and I was just listening and imagining the surroundings. It was kind of fun...but was I really looking at the road? I don't know...I may be very against books on tape after my next car accident. Could you imagine if I was listening to James Bond while driving? I'd race every car on the road. Well, I'll warn you against the dangers of books on tape if I drive off the road or get a speeding ticket in the near future.

6 comments:

  1. Try reading anything from Terry Pratchett. His Discworld series is pretty amusing to listen to while driving, and there are plenty of books to choose from.

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  2. I LOVE audio books!! If you want any recommendations or copies of books, I have a bunch - it's what I do while I work. Ever since my car radio went out last year I always listen to them while I drive!

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  3. Oooo Sara, I would love to go through your collection, but especially if it meant that I got to see you! We need to have a repeat of our Jalepenos adventure!!

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  4. funny story. I just went on amazon where they had an add for "two free audiobooks." Love coincidences. Coincidentally, the book I just finished was about coincidences...:P

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  5. Sam's Stepmom, Margaret, said she really enjoyed Three Cups of Tea, and recommended I read it though with all the other things I've been trying to read I haven't gotten to it yet. How do you like it?

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