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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Now he understands the addiction!

My husband J has ADD and doesn't have the attention span to read books... he'd read short articles online or in magazines, but doesn't understand how I can just sit there all day and read!

Anyway, I won a copy of I Am Ozzy audio book - I know he likes Ozzy Osbourne, and I know he prefers audio to books (even when "reading" online articles, he'll have the computer reads to him as he said he can concentrate better that way), so I thought I'd give it to him to see if he'd like listening to a book (as opposed to short articles). He loved it! I borrowed When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin by Mick Wall audio book (a long one with 15CD/18 hours) and he finished it too - listening it at home instead of just during car rides!

AND THEN, he started downloading e-books from the library to listen to and he has already listened to a couple, without any of my encouragement :) He listens to it all the time (we share an office and I can block out the "noise" without problem).

So now he understands why I am always reading - he just needed to find a format that works for him :) Isn't it such a joy when you can share the love of reading?

6 comments:

  1. That is cool. I can't get into audio books, my mind wonders.

    So now you can read/listen to the same book and discuss, cool.

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  2. I stopped by your blog today. I can't get into audio books, my eyes take my mind off on a different tangent.
    Ann
    Ann Summerville
    Cozy In Texas

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  3. That is so fantastic! I recommend audio books a lot as I find them really useful - long car trips, exercising, washing dishes, vacuuming. I am thrilled he's enjoyed reading finally! Congraulationg! Ive heard Slash's book is really good if he's into 1980's Rock.

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  4. It is great to hear that he understands! I love audio books, although I've discovered that not all books work on audio. I recommend looking at the audies: http://www.audiopub.org/audies-gala.asp

    for some of the best audio books. It includes loads of different categories, so there should be something for all there.

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  5. Awesome!
    My husband is the same way. He loves audio books but rarely sits down to read.

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  6. @MarceJ - my mind wonders too when I listen to audio, or I fall asleep! Yes it's nice that now we may be able to discuss the same book - though we are interested in different things but it may be good to choose the same book every so often.

    @Cozy in Texas - me too... but as long as it works for my husband :)

    @Carin - Thanks for the recommendation of Slash. I am trying to see if audio would work when I exercise since I can't read on the elliptical. Need to clean out the room first though!

    @farmlanebooks - thanks for the link! Yes I heard not all books work well on audio, but it's definitely nice that now he understands :)

    @Juju - It's good that the audio option is out there for those who can't sit still :)

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