As most of you know, it’s been a challenge being a full-time mama and also trying to maintain all that I love to do with the blog and work. I get so little time to myself these days, and being able to get away for 20 minutes to read a book is almost impossible. I know I’ve said this before on the blog, but I LOVE to read. Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies. When I was little I would say “one more chapter” whenever my parents wanted me to help with chores or go to bed. Reading a book that a movie or TV series is based on before watching the screen adaptation is always a must for me, as well. To me, there’s something so necessary about having all the background information, descriptions and details that a scripted movie or series can’t include. Maybe it’s the English major nerd in me, but I really love diving all the way in and getting the backstory!
Enter Audible. Audible has allowed me to fit in reading, while also giving that “me time” I’ve desperately craved. So what am I listening to now? I’m sure most of you have heard of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It’s a culturally relevant story that touches on so many interesting hot topics like women’s rights, class-relations, and all those fun/scary dystopian societal issues that I’ve come to love in my novel reading. It also makes me aware of how precious freedom is and how we must guard it as best we can. I don’t want to give away the details of the novel, but trust me, it’s pretty intense and very thought-provoking. I particularly love that Audible released this special edition of the book that gives exclusive content written by Margaret Atwood at the end of the book. The novel extends beyond the original final line, “Are there any questions,” by adding the questions and answers that the people at that Symposium occurring in 2195 might ask. Plus, the book is narrated by one of my favorite actresses, Claire Danes.
I’m super excited to announce that I’m partnering with Audible over the course of the year to share some books that I love with you all. Audible is a brand that I’ve loved (even before working with them) because I’ve been so impressed by how easy it is to still enjoy my love of literature and reading novels without having to have my nose in a book. I’ve enjoyed listening while driving, cooking, and even when I can’t sleep in the middle of the night after being up with the baby.
Have you all tried Audible or have you heard of The Handmaid’s Tale? Once I’m done listening, I’m looking forward to watching it on Hulu. The trailers look super cool and I love the actors in that series. It will be so nice to have some more context from the book too!
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DISCLOSURE: Thank you Audible for partnering with me on this post. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Thanks for supporting my sponsors!