In the nearly two months I’ve been working from home, I’ve been inhaling audiobooks during my breaks and after hours. As our stay-at-home order started, I thought it an appropriate time to re-read The Stand.
I used an Audible credit and started in on the 48-hour-long book. I finished it in less than six weeks. It was even better than I remembered it.
After that, I listened to The Last Emperox by John Scalzi in three days.
It is the final book in a five-star series. I was sad to have to say goodbye to the characters, but strangely enough I didn’t slow down my listening to make it last longer like I’ve done with other books.
I immediately followed that up with Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames (which I got as a daily deal for only $2.99!).
This book speaks to many things I believe in – multiple methods for living beneath one’s means. The couple adopted extreme frugality to create a very different, financially self-sufficient life. It sounded hard … and wonderful. It made me realize I really need to start tracking our spending to see the low hanging fruit of unnecessary purchases. Of course, now our spending is way down because we can’t go anywhere, so it will be on my list for once we get back closer to normal.
Shortly after I first started with Audible, I realized I didn’t need a book a month – I kept having a surplus of credits. Talk about wasteful. I heard that there was a secret membership plan – silver level, a credit every other month – and I successfully transferred to it. If you want the deal, too, email firstname.lastname@example.org and make your request.
Now that my new car doesn’t have a cd player, the main way our library offers audiobooks is no longer available to me. I’ve been working my way through my Audible book collection and a new purchase every other month is perfect for me, with a few daily deals and monthly free books thrown in.