On YouTube today – walking and listening to audiobooks

Hi Everybody!

Today on YouTube I’m taking a walk and talking about audiobooks. Check out my video here:

Thanks for visiting – come back soon!

27 thoughts on “On YouTube today – walking and listening to audiobooks

  1. I really have never listened to audiobooks. My friend listens to them when she’s driving but I would worry about getting distracted. I really need to give them a go! Thanks Book Club Mom x

    1. Hello Books and Bakes 🙂 I never listen while driving – it’s too hard for me to concentrate on the road. But walking is different. I also listen while folding laundry and, I know this sounds strange, but coloring (my family gave me a coloring book last year and it’s so relaxing!)! Thanks for stopping by – hope you are doing well!

      1. Yes, I’ve heard a lot about the colouring. My Nan used to do it and she said she found it most relaxing. My mum is just the same. It’s such a wonderful thing you’re doing on YouTube. I love it! Hope you’re well too. Xx

  2. I’m still part of the resistance group, Barbara. I’ve never listened to an audio book. My mind tends to wonder when I listen to someone talking on tape, unless they’re a motivational/inspirational speaker. Maybe it’s because I work for the police department, but I never run or walk outside with anything in my ears. I want to hear who is approaching…LOL! Great job today!

    1. Hi Jill – thanks for stopping by. I was not sure I would like listening to audiobooks for the same reasons. Once I tried, though, I realized how well produced they are – the narrators are so professional and that helps me follow the story. As for walking and listening, you make a great point about staying safe. I do keep my wits about me for that reason and never have the volume up too high. But it’s a good reminder! Fortunately the trail near my house is highly visible and there’s usually a lot of walkers out. Thanks for watching!

  3. We used to do audio books when driving on long road trips with our kids (children’s books, of course.) Thanks for this video…it made me realize I need to get back into them!

  4. This is an excellent idea. I mostly listen when I’m resting and do music when I’m walking. I might do an audiobook when I walk today. Excellent video! Loving the sun and scenery. 😉

  5. I love listening to audiobooks when I’m walking or doing chores, but the trouble with listening while walking is when the narrators are acting out parts where they need to whisper or speak in undertones. That’s always the time a noisy school bus or construction vehicle lumbers by.

    1. Hi Tammie – Haha I know, that always happens. Also, when I’m sitting in my house and a family member starts talking to me because they don’t realize! Oh well, at least there’s the rewind! Thanks for the visit. Hope you are well!

  6. I am glad to see you have earbuds. There is a very recent article about the effects of bluetooth on the brain – not good! They are transmitters and different from listening with the ear buds. The article said there was some evidence linking ADD and ADHD to use of bluetooth by youngsters.

    1. Oh I know! The earpods are so expensive – I would never buy them and neither would my family. So I guess we’re good, but I too am wary of bluetooth devices. We are too connected to everyone and everything. I’ve been taking a step back… Thanks for visiting and commenting, Noelle. Hope your new book is going well – what stage are you in at the moment?

  7. Barbara, you are a lot closer to converting me to occasional listening to audio books through this lovely video! The books sounds intense … how do you stop your mind from drifting away to the beautiful landscape around you?! 😀

    1. Haha – it’s a great question. I think you have to listen to audiobooks with a different goal and mindset. There’s no way I can keep track of everything the way I do when I read a book, so I just free my mind from that obsession and enjoy the ride. As for enjoying the landscape around me – it’s a trade-off, isn’t it? That’s why I don’t listen to books all the time while I walk. Thanks for the visit, Annika. Hope you are well!

  8. Lovely post and visit. I love the real deal and just recently relented to a reader which I find tedious and sometimes I can’t find my place. Enough of that. My husband has long listened to audio books so I will have to try them. When I am out in nature walking, I like to listen and watch while I photograph so I am unsure when I would listen to audio books. You have discovered a great way which works for you. Thank you.

    1. Hi Mary Ann – thanks for the visit and sharing your audiobook thoughts! I don’t listen to them all the time while I walk for the same reason you mention. Sometimes we are too plugged in to our own little worlds and it’s a good idea to put everything away and just enjoy the moment and the things around us. But for me, I like to hear a good story, so this works for me part of the time. Hope you’re having a great day!

      1. Oh, those devices! They are attractive! NPR used to have a segment of about 10 min. when story was segmented and read aloud. I used to enjoy that in the kitchen. It would distract me when I drive. My husband is a fan since he devours books. Maybe when I cook or do laundry, that might work for me. I am old fashioned enough to love the touch and feel of the real book. Thank you for the comment and well wishes. Peace.

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