Monday, 19 January 2015

From turning pages to plugging in earphones

In case you guys didn't know I am a massive fan of Tyler Oakley, a youtuber who is the most cheerful, happy person I've ever watched. I love his videos and they always leave a smile on my face.
What he does every month is recommends a book on (P.S  if you want to check out Tyler Oakley click right here - as Tyler says 'you're welcome in advance') Seriously, you will fall in love with his adorable-ness.

I don't know if this is just me but do you remember the old audio tapes people used to have as kids with all the surrounding noises in the background? Well my family had a 'James and the Giant Peach' one for ages, I don't know why but I thought maybe it was a bit... childish to be listening to audio books. That is until I tried it and you guys are missing out.

I tried it out last week and holy god I thank you for letting me do that. As an aspiring journalist, I find it hard to do all the chores for the day, work out, study and cook while having some time to sit down and just read something that I'd like. I'm also a huge fan of video games (reviews are coming up, they're just going to take some time) and I have to have time to play and wind down.
 I'm always one to listen to music on the go, in fact the majority of the time I just blatantly refuse to leave my house if I don't have good earphones or headphones. Audio books are so handy for going for walks or walking to college or even just lying down getting ready for bed and dozing off. This is because it's not like a song you play over and over and get sick of, it's someone reading. If it's a book you're getting into then all you're doing is sitting and relaxing while someone tells you a story. You barely need to concentrate, it is perfect!

I really wanted to read the Game of Thrones series but with all these writing projects I have made for myself coming up, I really can't delay myself too much to sit down and read the huge series. So instead, I bought them on and I haven't looked back. What's even better is that has an app, which makes it so easy to download to an android or iPhone. You play the books almost like on itunes and they'll save your spot so that when you come back later to continue listening you won't have to search through endless chapters trying to remember where you are. Also if you need a small reminder where you are in the story (particularly good for those with memories like a sieve - like myself!) you can tap to rewind 30 seconds from the story for a quick recap of the scene you are currently listening to.

Honestly, I know this blog is short for today but I cannot praise enough. Plus if you go onto you can get your first book for free! It can't hurt right?
Enjoy reading guys!

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