Audiobooks and the psychology of listening

Listening to audibooks can be such a sensory experience, almost like being in a theatre where the stage is your imagination. I’ve noticed that newer audiobooks are performed and not simply read, and its such a pleasurable experience that you really don’t want distractions. Active listening in our lives helps us be more respectful, gain more knowledge and understanding as well as build better relationships. I think all these principles can also be applied to being better readers.

Ariadne and Daughters of Sparta | Book Reviews

There’s a new(ish) genre in town and its one of the most exciting things to happen in literature in a long time. Of course I’m referring to the spate of retellings of classic Greek mythology. From Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad to Madaline Miller’s Orange Prize winning book, The Song of Achilles. I read the latter…