Can't find time to read that great book that was recommended to you?

by Michelle Hall, ThistleSea Business Development, LLC

With today's ever increasing pace of life, it's often hard to find the time to sit down and read many of the great books that are available. Have you tried listening to a book instead? This is a great alternative while you're driving, working out, or even performing a mundane task around your house. Below are a couple resources available to you if you'd like to listen to an audiobook. - Listen to Audio Books for FREE

Overdrive is a resource available through your local library to provide digital media to you, including audio and electronic books, on a temporary basis. They have an 'app' available that you can download to your smartphone or tablet where you can search for titles and download them to your device. To do this, you just need to use your library card number to 'check out' a book ~ usually for a 3-week period.

There is an increasing selection of titles available, and you can also place yourself on a wait list for titles that are currently checked out. I recently downloaded "Born to Win" by Zig Ziglar which is an audio book that I would highly recommend. - Purchase Audio Books for your Digital Library is a part of, and they offer a monthly membership or the ability to purchase audio books for a fee. If you don't already have an account, I would suggest signing up for the free 30-day trial which allows you to receive 2 books for free. You can download and play any audiobooks on your computer, iPod or mp3 player. There is also an Audible 'app' that you can download to your smartphone or tablet to allow you to access your electronic library from your device.

These apps provide some quick and easy ways to listen to some of those great books that you haven't found the time to sit down and read.  So throw on those headphones and listen to a great book while multi-tasking!

Please share some of your favorites with us in the comments section below! What are some of the best business titles that you have read?