My brain cleaner for writing is running--or journaling. After last week's horrific attack on our…
I listen to audio books and podcasts constantly (even more during shelter in place). I’m always walking around with headphones, and it super irritates my husband. He’ll say something to me and I’ll say, “What?” He’ll say, “Never mind!”
Audio books help me stay up on current literature in the genres I write, or to learn a new topic or educate myself on an issue. In my car, doing laundry, sewing (now over 350) masks for covid-19, on a run, cooking, whenever there is time where I’m not doing something I need to totally focus on. While I read tons of hard back books or on a reader, I relish being told the story in the attitude, accent or time period of the characters. Or the author reads the book themselves with the love and passion for their topic.
This is another reason I love my local Mill Valley Library as I get all the audio books for free!
Here are my latest audio books in the past several weeks:
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
Poppy and Rye by Avi
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Waters of Eternal Life by Donna Leon
Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin by Fiona Hill
Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor
Catherine the Great by Robert Massie
The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson
The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janea Marks
What’s on your audio book list?