My wife is out of town for a few days and I have the run of the house. This means I can eat things I don’t usually eat, I can play my saxophone loudly, and I can listen to whatever I want without worry about bothering anyone.
Except that I don’t.
I realized this tonight as I was making dinner and listening to my audiobook. Even though I have a Wonderboom speaker that I love, I’m still listening to my audiobook through my headphones (and the wired ones because the bluetooth headphones are charging).
Upon reflection, I do this because it’s easier to hear the story, and it keeps me from getting to distracted by other noises both inside and outside my house. The words have a direct line from my ears to my brain with no interference. I think i miss less of the story this way and I’m less apt to let my mind wander off.
(I did do all this reflection with the story paused, for the record.)
For those of you who listen to audiobooks, how do you listen? Speakers? Headphones? Only in the car? I’m curious to see how other people do this.