Friday, August 04, 2006

a new vice

one of the gifts i received for my birthday was a set of audiobooks from rina.

it included neil gaiman and terry pratchett books. it also included the time traveler's wife by audrey niffenegger.

i've been listening to time traveler for the past 4 days. the entire thing is about 18 hours, give or take. let me put it this way. if it were a book, i wouldn't put it down.

i've been listening to it while cooking, eating, driving, riding the train, riding the bus.

i have always been a fan of the printed book. i like holding the pages. i like the feel, the weight, the smell of them. i like the way i can always flip back a few pages if something confuses me.

i resisted audiobooks for a long time. but then i tried good omens. and i was hooked.

scrolling back was easy since you can figure out the number of minutes. plus, this is something i can do while driving. reading while driving is next to impossible. least now i don't have to put off reading while i'm walking or driving. i can simply listen.

and lose myself in another world again, one that doesn't hurt as much as this one does.

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