Monday, June 2, 2014

currently listening

I stumbled upon something magical on my Spotify app recently: 
Audio books. Language learning. Stand-up comedy. Etc.

I've always used Spotify for music (and I love it), but not long ago I was playing around and found out they have all these other options available. I was so excited!

Follow these instructions to find them:
Open Spotify > Menu > Browse > Scroll to the bottom > Category named "word"

Once you get to the "word" section, just browse around to see what's available.
I listened to 5 chapters of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë while laying in the sun yesterday.
It was lovely!

Because of the Old English language, it typically takes me ages 
to get through books like this.
Honestly, getting through five chapters reading would've taken me forever.

I'm actually really enjoying this story, though.
Here's a summary I borrowed from

Jane Eyre is the story of a small, plain-faced, intelligent, and passionate English orphan. Jane is abused by her aunt and cousin and then attends a harsh charity school. Through it all she remains strong and determinedly refuses to allow a cruel world to crush her independence or her strength of will. A masterful story of a woman's quest for freedom and love. Jane Eyre is partly autobiographical, and Charlotte Brontë filled it with social criticism and sinister Gothic elements. A must read for anyone wishing to celebrate the indomitable strength of will or encourage it in their growing children.

If you are a Spotify user I highly recommend taking advantage of this feature!
I'm also curious about the language learning audio files they have available.
If I check them out I'll post about it and let you all know how they are!

-teddy x


Thanks for the feedback, loves! x