Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy reading a hard copy of a book and on my Kindle but Audibles expands the amount of time I can spend reading. The ability to listen while traveling in the car is probably one of my favorites, or while walking on the treadmill.
Each day there are daily deals. One of these deals was Gretchen Rubin's, The Happiness Project. I liked the sound of the title and asked myself, "Is happiness really a project?" I never thought of happiness as a project to tackle and after reading more about the book, I was intrigued. I bought the book and have enjoyed listening to it. So much so, I visited her website and started to follow her on Twitter, @gretchenrubin.
I didn't start the book right away but since I have, I look forward to listening during my lunch break or while making dinner. I've learned some new things, found myself saying "amen" out loud in response to something the author wrote/said. I've laughed out loud at her honesty and humor.
I still don't look at my happiness as a "project" yet I am enjoying this book. The strategies, suggestions, and humor of The Happiness Project encourage me. There are subtle reminders and some A-has. If you are looking for an easy read with a positive tone, I suggest this book. I might even download another one of her books when I finish.
One thing I've learned in life, we all have different perspectives because we are individuals. We can learn from each other when we have an open mind to listen, observe, and apply something new to our life. It might not work for us but we'll be a better version of ourselves because we tried. At least that's my thought.