As you all probably already know I love to read, and one of the best things about traveling in my mind isn’t just the experience of taking the trip, but that there’s always all sorts of down time, whether on a plane or a bus or whenever, when I can pull out a book and devour it.
Recently, I’ve gotten really into listening to audiobooks when I travel, since I can just put them on my phone and then pop in my headphones regardless of where I am.
It’s better than physically reading when you’re on the go, and I listen to them while I run and stuff as well. Any way, here were the two I took on for the trip.
A Song of Ice and Fire
Yeah, yeah, I know I’m behind the times and most of you read the Game of Thrones series years ago when it first came out. But, I just got hooked on the HBO series a few months ago, and after going through and watching all of the episodes last summer, I decided to pick up the books…err…audio.
So, I downloaded the entire A Song of Ice and Fire audio series to my phone and many, many hours later, finally finished!
All in all this one took me about 3 weeks to get through, and most of that was during travel and exercise time. It’s something that is easy to listen to, and you don’t really have to think, so you can pop it in for a few minutes here and there and still pick up exactly where you left off.
Get a sampling of the audio with the video here.
Since I was indulging with a light, easy read with the Game of Thrones series, I decided to make my second book a little more intellectually interesting.
I read Great Expectations over ten years ago, when I was in 9th English and, though I hate to admit it, I hated the book and honestly didn’t really remember anything about it…except that I hated it.
But, I thought the same about all of Dickens’ novels back then, only to be proved wrong when last year I re-read A Tale of Two Cities and absolutely loved it. So, I downloaded a Great Expectations mp3 and set off with an open mind!
To be honest, I didn’t love love it, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I remembered. Two Cities is still my favorite Dickens work by far, but the point here is simply that you shouldn’t write off the value of a book just because you were forced to do a boring report on it in high school!
Anyway, that’s it for today and I’ll catch up with you, I promise.