Friday was my housework day… That’s right, when I’m not tending to the store (or in this case… the site) or writing my blog, life goes on. As much as I would love to sit here writing, surfing, interacting, etcetera-ing, I still have drudgery-types of tasks that have to be done around the house.
I know that I have blogged about this tedious task of housework before, so bare with me…
I really don’t know how I performed those awful, yet necessary chores before I started listening to my books! Don’t get me wrong… as much as I enjoy listening to my mysteries, dusting and vacuuming are still just that, dusting and vacuuming.
Listening to Colin Buchanan read my current Dalziel and Pascoe book by Reginald Hill (unabridged, of course!) ALMOST makes pushing the vacuum a cinch.
Listening to Lisette Lecat read my current Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, and Mr. J.L.B. Mate-koni book by Alexander McCall Smith, with all of the wonderful Botswana stories and happenings ALMOST makes my Swifter dusting a little swifter.
Listening to Davina Porter read my current Isabel Dalhousie novel, which not only includes Isabel’s sleuthing, but also her “Review of Applied Ethics” articles ALMOST makes cleaning the bathrooms a snap.
Listening to Stephen Thorne engross us with Ellis Peters‘ stories about twelfth century Brother Cadfael, as he discovers herbal clues and basic forensic details that others around him miss ALMOST makes scouring the kitchen sink a piece of cake.
As I said before, I know that I have blogged about the virtues of listening to books on tape before, but once you have tried it, you will see just how much of a chore it takes out of your chores. Unless you have the luxury of having someone else clean your home for you, you really owe it to yourself to try listening to one of your favorite authors/books on tape. Remember……. most local libraries carry lots of different books for your reading… or should I say listening… pleasure.
More information about Alexander McCall Smith‘s four (currently!) series.