Since being diagnosed last year with a dodgy eye aka Punctate Inner Choroidopathy, it has been near on possible for me to read a book.
My love affair with books and reading began at an early age. I fondly remember escaping into the far off lands between those crinkled pages of well worn copies of Enid Blyton’s stories.
It was rare that as a child you would find me without a book in my hand. A trend that continued into my teens. I used my library card weekly. I remember going on bike rides to the library every week with my Dad. My siblings and I would spill out into the building and find our respective favourite sections from which to select our reading materials for the week ahead and then lug them home.
Books were my escape
I loved finding new worlds to explore. I remember how absorbed I was when I found a book I liked. It was rare that I didn’t like a book. Not only did I enjoy the stories but later, as a teenager I remember admiring how skillful the writer must have been to weave something so beautiful, so tangible using only words. I thought it was an amazing gift to have.
The PIC issue
Punctate Inner Choroidopathy means double vision for me. Double vision means that reading a book is currently a no go. So I have had to find a new way forward. I’m not sure why I didn’t consider Audible before now really but better late than never, right?
Now that I have joined up I thought I would put together a wishlist. Listening to audiobooks is going to be so good for me! It is something I will be able to do when working, when I am upping my step count for the day and then when I go to bed to help me to wind down. I can hardly wait to get started!
The first thing I feel like I ought to do is to curate a list of what I would like to listen to. I do love a list after all! So here is mine in no particular order, and, please if you have a recommendation I would love for you to leave it in the comments!
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