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What I Do While Listening to Audiobooks

As many of you already know, Elsie and I are very obsessed with listening to audiobooks. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading too.

But my current season of life feels exceptionally full, so while I don’t get to sit down and read as often as I would like, I still find lots of little moments to listen to audiobooks I’m excited about.

I have been in love with so many titles from Penguin Random House Audio—they are a classic and consistently put out great titles, both fiction and non-fiction and everything in between.

Just to list a few, I loved Untamed by Glennon Doyle. I am excited to finish No Cure for Being Human by Kate Bowler. And next up in the fiction department is The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus.

And, we have a REALLY exciting giveaway, read more details here. The giveaway is for a Google Nest Audio device and FOUR audio books of your choice! I’m so excited to listen to these titles and am thrilled that one of you will too!

What do you do while listening to audiobooks? I really want to know! I am curious if most people find the time in their commute. I happen to work from home and have for years, so for me I tend to listen during other times.

My number one is on a walk! I go on walks most days around my neighborhood. I usually have my son in his stroller with me, but sometimes I go alone on my lunch break. This is a great time to get in 20-30 minutes of audiobook time.

I also often listen to audiobooks while I edit photos for work. I’m not one of those people that can listen to books or podcasts while I write emails or do anything that requires that type of thinking.

But since editing photos is purely visual, it’s a great time to listen to a few minutes of my current book.

Another one is doing dishes. Ha! We are one of those households where we kind of let the dishes build up all day, or a couple days before doing them. I wanted to show the title of the book I was listening too, but don’t worry, normally the phone sits further away from the sink while I”m doing the dishes. 🙂

It’s probably only 15-20 minutes, but if possible I will squeeze a little listening time in while scrubbing or unloading the dishwasher.

And another task I do while listening to books is laundry. Especially with the arrival of my son, it feels like I fold laundry every other day (which I don’t mind—it’s actually my favorite chore as I like warm clothes from the dryer).

I also tend to steam all of my clothes that need steaming at once, so there’s another few minutes to squeeze a little listening time in.

As you can see from my list, none of these are times when I could read a book, so I love that audiobooks are an option to keep me company during these tasks. And don’t forget to check out the sweepstakes with Penguin Random House Audio!

Leave me a comment of what you are usually doing when you listen to books! xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy.


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