I love books. I love going to the bookstore, wandering through the aisles and shelves, discovering new titles, staff picks and sometimes I even choose a book based on the cover. I love flipping through the pages and the smell of them. I love buying books, I am a book hoarder but I can’t remember the last time I sat down and read a book in its entirety.
Enter: Audible Canada.
Two days ago, Audible had their Canadian launch! (Visit Audible.ca) Woo hoo! You have no idea how excited I am about this. I downloaded the app about a year ago in hopes that I could start “reading” more. I was disappointed when it wasn’t available in Canada.. that is, until now!!!
With so many things on the go and having a busy schedule, I rarely find (or make) time to sit down and read. Its not that I don’t like reading, I actually love it. But between baking, creating content, living life and sleeping , I just haven’t found the time to squeeze it in. My favourite books are thrillers (The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena), quirky reads (anything by Mindy Kaling) and self-help books (The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin).
Audible, an Amazon company, allows you to listen to audiobooks anytime and anywhere. Audible offers over 100,000 different book titles, narrated by trained voice actors and even celebrities! Margaret Atwood and Claire Danes narrates her book The Handmaid’s Tale – Which is available FREE for the next month! I love the accessibility of Audible, theres no need to carry around a heavy book, you’re only a subscription and a set of headphones away from a great book.
To celebrate the launch of Audible Canada, we were invited to join the lovely people at Audible, long time listeners and other media onto the Audible Canada train. We were in for a treat! Myself and my friends, Didier and Krystle were en route to Montreal! It’s about a five hour commute from Toronto, I thought it was a brilliant idea! The trip was long enough so you can sit, relax and enjoy a great read. I chose to read You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero, a book I own a physical copy of that I had purchased well over a year ago. My friend had raved about it so much so that I knew it was going to be good! In a year, I managed to read three chapters.
Photo by Evan Bergstra (evan.bergstra.ca)
Over the course of the five hours on the train, between chatting with my friends, having cocktails and bites in the lounge and enjoying our time on the Audible train, I managed to listen to 18 chapters! I was amaze at how much I was able to accomplish. I love the ease of the app, being able to pause and pick up where you left off, there’s even an option to increase the speed of the recording so that you can whip through your favourite books even quicker.
I had never listened to audiobooks before, I never really gave it any thought, I loved having a physical copy of it but after experiencing Audible for myself it made me question: what was the point in buying books if they were just going to sit and collect dust?
I absolutely loved the book You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero and would recommend Audible for anyone and everyone. Especially those who feel guilty about not reading enough or feel like they just don’t have enough time. I’m so excited and have already signed up for the monthly subscription and downloaded my next book!
Thank you Audible Canada for this life-changing experience, I can’t wait to bake while listening to my next book.
What are your favourite books to read? Do you find it difficult to schedule in time to sit down and read? Do you think Audible is something you would use? Let me know!
This blogpost was sponsored by Audible Canada. All opinions are 100% my own.