It's no surprise at all that my favourite activity during winter is reading (with a mug of tea in hand).
And yet I listened to 2 of my 7 books this month.
Let's talk about those quickly.
When a Christian author releases a book, especially if it really resonates, I always feel from podcast interviews that I want to read it, but I know myself, and I don't usually enjoy reading many of those, except for the really great ones like Lysa Terkeurst.
But one morning I looked at my audible credits and there were 3, and so I thought let's see if the books are narrated by the authors.
Favourite audio voice
Looking for Lovely is narrated by Annie F Downs, the author. And she has a great voice. It feels like she's your friend, just talking to you.
So yes, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and now I'm thinking I should rather have listened to her others too.
The other audio is one of my favourite books, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up. I need to write about this one on the other blog but in essence, I think it's a great book to re-read (re-listen) to every year. I loved the refresh after moving into the new house. And bonus - I have a few new posts to write on Organising Queen. I also took notes in the car as opposed to sitting for hours afterwards re-writing from my bookmarks, and some of the things she says will make great printables for Instagram.
So win-win-win :)
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A read for women who feel guilty
Read The Fringe Hours. Again, I will write about this one on Organising Queen but I was mostly underwhelmed. That's not taking anything away from the book, but I have a really good handle on using my time well, which is exactly what you'd expect from a time management coach.
Favourite fiction reads
Always the Maeve Binchy. I loved this one, maybe more than I should have, because I read a later book months ago and it's so nice to get the background.
And a shout-out to The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane for having a really fiesty character, which always thrills me :)
How was August for you, reading-wise? Or hobby-wise? Or winter-wise?
What did you get up to?
Is anyone out there........... who is actually on audible? I got into audible in Jan 2015, and honestly, I'm not an early adopter but I am part of the next wave (slightly tested but still unknown to the masses), but it is now 20 months later and I feel like absolutely everyone I interact with is not on audible or into podcasts. For the love! How can this be?
I have one client who is into audible and podcasts so this delights my heart!