Read or listen

I used to read books. I liked reading books. I have alot of books on my shelves that I have read. But since my illness I haven’t read a single book. I have tried a number of times. I can still read but the concentration just isn’t there anymore. I suppose this just another thing that I can’t do anymore. I used to read magazines but now I just flick through the pages and just look at the pictures. It is not worth buying them anymore. Instead now I listen to books which is much easier and helps me keep my mind off things I might not want to think about. Especially on the evil bus. I have found though that I can only listen to books that I have previously read. It is a concentration problem again. If my concentration goes, I still know what is happening in the story I am listening to. Audio books are expensive though. I would usually by second hand books. Audio books can be over £10. Luckily there was a sale after Christmas so I should be good for a while. Listening to books is a really good method if you are having problems getting to sleep. Like the bus listening to a book stops you thinking of all the bad things.


  1. Check with your local library and any charities for visually impaired people for audio books on loan.
    And if you have a screen reader all the classics are free as ebooks.


      1. Yes, I have joined Audible. Thanks for the suggestion about borrowing the audio books. I looked into it and my local library do lend them. I never would of thought of doing this – and I do work in a library! Thanks xx


  2. Thanks for the information. I don’t really have any visual problems it is just a problem with concentration. The audio books are good as I choose ones I have read already so I know what is going on if i loose concentration. I could see if the library loan audio books as it is a good idea. I have quite a few already that I brought in the Black Friday sale last year! At the moment I am working my was through the Harry Potter series xx


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