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Happiness of Pursuit

To say I’d be lost without my iPhone 6+ would be an understatement. Last year, when I had an iPhone 5 I dropped it in a lake. Doh! A colleague suggested I put it in a bag of rice and after a few hours it was fine. But for those few hours I couldn’t listen to my audio book, get emails, make phone calls, navigate my way to the airport, tell the time (I didn’t wear a watch in those days), even at the airport I couldn’t kill time playing Spell Tower.

What I missed most of all was listening to books. I’m not normally a fiction person but audio books has opened new doors. Genres I wouldn’t normally be interested in I’ve tried out and discovered some great works.

Plus I go through stages. First it was the biography / autobiography stage. Then I tried the dystopia books, then crime followed by true crime, sprinkled with self improvement and classics.

So here are some of what I’ve been listening to:

  • Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda
  • The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal (Steve Jobs)
  • Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly
  • Remembering…Kenny Everett by BBC Audiobooks
  • Still Foolin’ Em by Billy Crystal
  • Enchantment by Donald Spoto (Audrey Hepburn)
  • Laurence Olivier by Donald Spoto
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
  • The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
  • The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
  • Joan of Arc by Kathryn Harrison
  • 17 Carnations by Andrew Morton
  • The Funny Thing is… by Ellen DeGeneres
  • My Life Among the Serial Killers by Helen Morrison
  • Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller
  • Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
  • Blink by Malcolm Caldwell
  • Think and Grow by Napoleon Hill
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

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There are many, many more and each week I discover books that I normally wouldn’t pick up if I had to actually sit and read them. But with a long drive to and from work each day, it’s a time I can spend listening to whatever I’m in the mood for.

Now it’s your turn. What books have you read lately that you’ve enjoyed? Leave a comment in the box below.

Happy reading!

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