It was taking a course in speed-reading that finally made me try audiobooks.
In my previous blog post, I wrote about my adventures and outcomes in taking MindValley’s 21-day Super Reading course last November.
A simple request for which I envisioned no unforeseen, earth-shattering consequences, and that I believed would genuinely make my life better.
Last November (2021), I decided to grant my own wish by signing up for a speed-reading course.
In part this has been to improve my novel’s wordcount.
On Twitter, where I admittedly spend more time than is probably recommended, the issue of representative vs. aspirational writing comes up often, if not necessarily using these exact terms.
To clarify, I’d always heard that some people do this.
However, it wasn’t until I read the comments on a recent Twitter post about content/trigger warnings vs. spoilers in books and whether they represent the same thing that I came to realize just how many people do this, and also some of the reasons why.
For 2021, I’ve once again signed up for the Goodreads reading challenge.
You would be wrong.
It surely goes without saying that I love writing five-star reviews best of all.
This is obviously true when a gripping story threatens to keep you up well past your bedtime. And all the more so in the midst of a book that is decidedly opposite to that.