I started ‘Something Borrowed’ ages ago but you know, it takes so long when someone is reading a book out loud.
It’s not often that I have 10+ hours to set aside. And I have found that I have to concentrate on listening, otherwise my head thoughts take over and I miss hours of the story.
For me it is a challenge in mindfulness. Can I actively live in the moment for hours on end … Just listening …
Last week I found ‘Something Blue’ at the op shop for $2 and couldn’t pass it up. I started it mid afternoon and finished it before tea. I have no problem setting everything aside to read a book cover to cover …
And then of course I wanted to read the first one in the series. I checked out if BorrowBox had a digital version, but no, just the audio … So I borrowed it again and took a another go at listening.
Luckily yesterday I had a sore tummy, and so I lazed around all day. And really listened.
Last night as I went to sleep I was on to the last 4 chapters. This morning I woke up and replayed the last 2. And didn’t remember any of it… Clearly I fell asleep mid ending.
But … Yay! My first completed audio book (and I am feeling inspired to re-borrow Burial Rites, which was so beautiful to listen to, but even longer … I only got through 6 hours of that one first time round … I think there’s another 10 hours to go).