Read To Me ...

I'm really looking forward to the coming couple of days that I'm going to be on holiday. It's really been a while since I last had a holiday and I'm going to maximize it doing stuff that I haven't done in ages. And that is sitting back with a hot mug of coffee and a good book.

But there is one thing wrong with that scenario. Though I may have loads of books in my little mini library, I've read each and every one of those books at least a million times. I can recite every word in those books by heart! And though I wouldn't mind re-reading them again, it does get pretty boring after a while.

And another thing about reading books these days is that my eyesight is getting worse and me being a conceited spaceman refuses to wear glasses. Have you ever heard of a spaceman with glasses? No, right? So, sometimes it's a strain just trying to read those small fonts that they use in those books.

So, with that in mind, just how am I going to sit back with that hot mug of coffee and read without straining myself too much. Well, after some thought, an ingenious (what else ... LOL) idea came to mind. Why not download audio books and just listen to them. I know my hearing is still good so that would be a novel way to 'read' these days :D

So I did me some looking around and came across this pretty cool site called www.music-clubs.com that has a host of audio books titles for me to choose from ranging from fiction (my favourite kind), non-fiction, books for kids and young adults and even on religion and spirituality. And if you subscribe to them, you can download any of them books at a affordable price of US7.49, which is considered cheap to have someone read a book to you ... hehehe ...

I'm actually going to subscribe to them and I have my eye fixed on Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. I may have already read this book but it would be cool to have it 'read' to me :D I really think this is the way to go with books these days. I could probably put on a pair of headphones and actually 'read' while I do my evening runs! Now that would be cool indeed for a spaceman :D

6 weird comments:

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AoE said...

Isn't spaceman spiff wearing glasses in the header of this blog? Life is short. Go get some glasses and buy a new book. ;-)

Spiff said...

Andy Guo - LOL! Thanks. That's the first I've heard of my blog being described as sparkling!

Spiff said...

Aoe - You have a point there! LOL! But then, those are super duper titanium coated lenses that help me fend of the harsh rays of outer space ... LOL!

Oh and welcome to my blog, by the way :D

foongpc said...

I think I prefer to read, because sometimes if I don't pay attention and miss what was being read, got to rewind. That's a big hassle for me! : )

Spiff said...

Foongpc - LOL! Yeah, that could be pretty irritating!