Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Walking while Reading, and vice versa

Two of my great pleasures are reading and taking my 4 mile walks around NY whenever I can. I feel completely renewed after either or both experiences. I am able to combine the 2 pleasures by listening to books while walking, using unabridged books that I have downloaded from Audible.Com. The main drawback is that I occasionally get distracted and have to go back in the recordings, but I sometimes do the same with printed books. I just finished listening to Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin's brilliant study of Lincoln and his collaborators. Now I am engrossed by an entirely different kind of book, The Lighthouse by PD James. Pleasures are always welcome but for me this is clearly a 2 for 1.