I love the feel and smell of a book.
Do you ever crack open a new paperback book and you can actually smell it? It makes me happy to turn those crisp new pages.
Because of that, I was reluctant to start reading ebooks. I wanted to hold those pages in my hands! But as a busy mom of four kids, quite often the times available to me to read were when a book was either out of reach or I didn’t have two hands to hold it with. I actually started reading ebooks when I was nursing my third baby. I could never figure out how to hold a book and feed him, but I downloaded a book onto my phone and suddenly I could read again!
I mostly read during late-night feedings or early mornings, when my other kids were sleeping. But I devoured several books in a short amount of time and felt like I had my ability to read back.
Fine, I can read ebooks.
My youngest child is now three and my sitting-on-the-couch-holding-a-baby days are behind me. My kids are constantly on the go! Instead of needing a way to hold a book in one hand, I find myself on the move, walking around a park, driving to activities, or just chasing them around the house.
A new type of reading entered the picture: audiobooks.
I avoided this one much longer than ebooks. I’m a visual person and I like to see the words in front of me. But once I learned I could go for a walk with one earbud in and an audiobook playing, I was hooked. I recently listened to an entire book in one Saturday while I cleaned, checked on kids, and made dinner!
Holding a paperback in my hands will always be my favorite way to read, and I do it whenever I can, but I’m thankful I’ve discovered new ways to take in stories in these different seasons of life.
I’ve recently started sharing my books as audiobooks for FREE on my new YouTube channel! I’m constantly adding new stories, so I would love it if you subscribe to my channel! I have a narrator working on some new series as we speak and I can’t wait to share them with you.
I’m doing a giveaway when I reach 1000 subscribers there, you can enter over on my Facebook page.
What’s your favorite format to read?
PS…this is my last post here at Inspy Romance. I have loved being a part and sharing here with you! Unfortunately my plate is overflowing and I need to let go of some responsibilities. I will miss being here. If you would like to keep up with me, please join my reader group and sign up for my newsletter.
It’s not goodbye, it’s just, see y’all later!