- I actually read. I’m a terrible reader. I mean, I’m a good reader, I’m a fast reader, but I work full-time and I try to be a writer and spend time with family and friends…well, you get the idea. My to-read list is huge, but when I have time, I tend to have short bursts of it (and it therefore takes me 2 months to read a novel) or I choose to do something else.
- They make me a better a driver. You might think they’d be distracting, and maybe they are, but only in the best possible way. Let’s just say, it’s better for me to be yelling at a character who’s driving me crazy than at another driver, who might just actually be crazy.
- The narration. Oh man, some of these performances! Listening is a completely different experience than reading alone. World War Z was really the first one that completely blew my mind, but it’s happened several times since. The downside is that a book can be hurt by less-than-stellar narration, but I find that much less often.