The last couple of years, I've been wanting to read some books, but never found the time. This has changed!
Since September last year, I'm traveling towards a customer for 70 kilometers back & forth. Under normal circumstances, this would take about 45 minutes by car. However, the dutch traffic is quite busy during rush hour, and 70 km of highway can take up 1 to 1,5 hours. Today, on the way back it took me even 2 hours.
This is where audiobook come in. Having loads of idle time in the car, I now listen to audiobooks. It is very relaxing to listen to a voice reading a book. It influences my driving style in a possitive way. With a smile I watch others rush home, switching lanes time and time again to crawl one or two cars ahead of the rest. To overtake them not even a minute later by sticking to the same lane and calmly listening to my book. It's a great way to travel.
The books I've listen to so far are Bill Bryson's 'A brief history of nearly everything', a marvelous overview of discoveries in physics, chemistry, geology and biology. Very entertaining and the unabridged version took me 18 hours. Another book was 'Getting Things Done' by David Allen. A great way of organising your work. On my Mac, an application called OmniFocus converts the ideas of David into a very pleasant to use and supportive application. Give it a try if you can...