17. The last book I read

I’m currently reading Bill Bryson’s Road to Little Dribbling. I’m enjoying it, but it’s slow-going. I used to love reading, but I have less time and patience for it these days. I work with my brain all day and when I crash at night I like to chill with a bit of TV or a movie.

I read more non-fiction than fiction. If I’m going to take the time to read a whole book, I want to learn something from it. Which is probably why, when I read fiction, I prefer science fiction – I like reading about interesting ideas that make me think.

But I have to say, I much prefer listening to audiobooks. The last book I listened to was To Pixar and Beyond, about the founding and success of Pixar studios.

The perfect combo for me is Audible’s Whispersync service. You can buy a digital book and then the audio version also. The whispersync part is that the book and audio versions stay in sync with each other – so I can read on my iPad for a while, and then jump in my car and pick the book back up on my phone as an audio version – on the same page I was just reading. That’s pretty awesome.