A few weeks ago, I had a brain flash (more aggressive than brain wave), and realized that I could download audio books for free from different sites (library sites, etc.), and LISTEN to them! During the school term, I spend about 10 hours a week on the road, and a good amount of time walking between classes, etc., and I realized I could use that time to “read” books I never get the chance to read because all of my waking hours are filled with work and homework and band practices and friends and family, etc.
The rest is history: I started with The Great Gatsby, followed by The Old Man and the Sea, and then started the Harry Potter series. I will be sad when I finish Book 7, because I feel like I have a relationship with the Hogwarts clan… or maybe just with the fabulous narrator, Stephen Fry. (If you’re going to get audio books of the HP series, MAKE. SURE. that you only get ones where Stephen Fry is narrating. All others are sub-par)