I love to read. I have since I was a kid. I remember one summer my mom told me she would give me a dollar for every book I read that summer. I ended up making $7 mostly off of reading Matt Christopher books. I know seven books may not sound like a lot, but for a third grade little boy who loved to climb trees and play outside, it was a great number (I will follow up with a blog article about bribing your kids to read. Hint: I’m for it).
Anyway, as I have gotten older, my free time has diminished and I have had to make time to read. One great thing I have found that has helped me read more books is audio books. You might say to yourself, “That doesn’t count.” Then I would say to yourself, “Why not? Who says?”
There are many great ways to get audio books. There are several apps out there. But, one of my favorite ways to get audio books is to get them for free through your local library. Overdrive app is a wonderful thing. You download it on your phone and listen to books available from local libraries. It has been life changing for me. I listen to books in the car, on walks or runs, and doing things around the house.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love to open a book and smell the pages. I love the feeling of grabbing a book and making my way through it. But, Overdrive has been a welcome tool to helping me have access to many more books. Beyond audio books, you can check out eBooks. And, best of all, it is free!