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Helping My New Year’s Resolution Along

March 29, 2017

You may remember that my one and only New Year’s resolution for 2017 is to read more books. It shouldn’t be that hard to give myself a minute, but it’s not always easy with an active toddler and a growing business on my plate.

I’ve tried reading in the bath, but the pages get wet. I’ve attempted to read before bed but Tyler and Fox request lights out. My poor books are getting dusty!

To try and solve this issue and stay true to my resolution, I recently started listening to audiobooks on the Audible app while meal prepping, folding laundry, riding in the car — pretty much everywhere. It’s hands-free so I could get all my work done while listening.

The last time I went to Wizarding World of Harry Potter I saw the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the shelf of a gift shop and realized I still hadn’t been able to read it yet. If you’re not familiar with this particular book, it’s modeled after a textbook noted in the original Harry Potter novels. Within a few days I decided to download it, enticed by the fact that it’s narrated by charming Eddie Redmayne — Newt Scamander himself!

On Audible, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them includes six new beasts and a foreword written through the voice of Newt Scamander. That paired with J.K. Rowling’s impossibly perfect and creatively crafted beasts, I’m really enjoying this new season of her writing.

If you’re new to Audible, click here for a free 30-day trial that comes with a free download to any audiobook of your choice. If you want to chat Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with me, here’s a direct link to that audiobook. Don’t spoil the ending for me yet though! I’m not quite through 🙂

What book should I listen to next? Let me know in the comments below!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Reply Shiri March 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I need to try this! The last audio book I listened to was Lean In, which was great, super empowering -but that was ages ago. I have 2 hours in the car every day so this sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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