Have you been reading?

Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a shift, not just myself, but most of my friends around me too, where long gone are the days of physical books. While we can never let go of the learned calmness that we feel when reading a book on a rainy afternoon, or in front of a warm fireplace wrapped in a cozy blanket, audiobooks have sneaked in and carved out a special place in our hearts.

I find that I’ll get home from work, wear my awesome Bose headphones, and whip out my latest audiobook. I’ve noticed going through books 10 times as faster, especially if you’re able to still understand at a quicker speed. I’m still evaluating the impacts to how much I’m retaining at these speeds, but hey, we’re humans, we adapt.

If you’d like to try out audiobooks, Audible provides a great service for just that. I have a special offer for my visitors to try it out – Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks – nothing beats listening to our former First Lady Michelle Obama tell her inspiring story.

Try it for yourself and share any good reads…erm, listens that you come across. I’ve recently been swept away by the Patternmaster: The Patternist Series by Octavia E. Butler – book 2!


Best Headphones Ever

If you’re like me, you probably don’t like displays of wealth, so I’ll probably go for very muted fashion or buys, tech included. If you’re like me also, you’d know that comfort trumps pretty much everything, so on a whim I decided to buy these great Bose Queitcomfort 35 II headphones, and I’m SOLD! Expensive, yes, but worth every penny. I was on a flight recently and it made ALL the difference between feeling like my ears will pop, to another fun roadtrip without all the noise. You sleep like a baby, and I’d want to share that with my fellow humans here!

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been a long time user and lover of my Beats, but I have a new love. I would definitely recommend them if you’re looking for something wireless and cheaper.

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