How I Rea[r]d – Audible has changed everything

Edit: I finished read my thoughts and comments from my book a week project.

We all make resolutions as the new year comes around. Most don’t last a month, but half way through, mine seems to have stuck (tfoo tfoo) and I’ve been reading a book a week since January.

Over the past few years I’ve discovered that while I’m coding I am most productive when I listen to things. When I’m working on something that takes a lot of brain power that tends to be Bach or Mozart, a little less brain needed – Led Zeppelin or The Beatles. However, two thirds of the time I’m doing things I’ve done ten times before, it takes expertise, but not much brain power. That’s when I listened to podcasts.

TWO Free Books on Audible

About a year and a half ago I decided to try Audible instead of podcasts, I had just finished the back log of This Week in Startups and my day was feeling empty.

I rarely listen to podcasts now, I still have my few favorites, but I’ve been eating up all the books I’ve been missing, and discovering so many more I never knew I’d been missing. During my commute, during workouts and at work. I am a fanboy and am grateful.

Check out my reading list, I’ll keep adding to it as the year goes on.

I’ve decided to share my list now, because I’ve been feeling more and more a need to discuss what I’ve read. So if something jumps out at you on the list, leave a comment, or email me directly. I’d love to discuss.

Note: since I am reading with my ears (rea[r]ding) I’m also considering literary audio performances and courses as a complete book. You may disagree that listening isn’t really reading, it’s not quite as it is passive. But the outcome is the same, I’ve consumed the literary work in it’s entirety.