Let’s keep the celebration of novels going! I love reading a good book, and I love knitting. But, surely there must be a way to enjoy a good story without putting down my needles. This is the 21st century, after all.
In fact, there is! Audiobooks. I always have an audiobook or two (or twelve) on my phone, ready for me to listen to at a moment’s notice. They’re great for driving, doing yard-work, cooking, and of course, knitting.
But how do you get Audiobooks onto your phone without spending an arm and a leg at Amazon or on iTunes? (Or, if you’re a cheapskate like me, the question is: how do you get audiobooks for free?) The library! And, you probably don’t even have to leave your house.
Most libraries these days have started online collections of digital media (audiobooks, e-books, and Kindle books) accessible through the library website. You sign up in person at the library, and get a pin number, which you can then use to get digital media through the library’s Overdrive account. (Think of Overdrive as an iTunes-like download service for libraries).
My library lets me check out 24 books at a time, and they automatically are returned when my loan is up (no late fees!). There’s nothing better than discovering a new, great book. Especially one that’s free!
So, if you haven’t already, take some time on your next trip to the library and ask about their audiobooks. Then, spend some time curled up with your knitting and a good book.