I drive very little, as little as I can, but I have discovered one great thing about time behind a wheel: listening to audio books. I have always said I preferred to read on the page, and audio books seemed slow. The recent discovery is that classic books I’ve read before are fresh and different when read aloud. Pride & Prejudice was one, and I’m now listening to The Mill on the Floss and realizing just how funny George Eliot is. I did not grasp her humor before, while now I find myself laughing uproariously. I do not get similar pleasure from the radio, though of course driving is crucial to NPR, unfortunately. I was alerted to this one day by the lake, when I was talking to Alan Chartock who runs the WAMC NPR station. That’s a conundrum to consider when thinking about a switch to public transport.
The only thing I like about driving
January 27th, 2024|Categories: karenchristenze-blog|
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and scholar who writes about the many ways women have gained and wielded power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and the founder of the Train Campaign. Subscribe to Karen’s Letter @Substack https://karenchristensen.substack.com or try her Home Ecology newsletter. She can also be found on Twitter @karenchristenze.
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