Friday, March 10, 2023

*Book Blogger Hop* Headphones for Audiobooks? Yay or Nay?

We are on to a new week for the Book Blogger Hop hosted by the lovely folks over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. This weeks questions is: 

Do you listen to audiobooks with earbuds or headphones? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I do yes. I have just this week started listening to audiobooks while I'm at work because I'm no longer the primary phone answerer. I still provide backup phone answering services when they're busy, but I'm not expected to answer on the first ring anymore, so it's not causing the same issues for me it would have before. It has always been an option, but my experience in food service on headset showed me that I do not have the mental capacity to listen to a book in one ear and be effective at answering the phone with the other as I was never one of the people who could be taking an order on the headset while talking to a person at the window at the same time (some people can and they are amazing gods and goddesses). When I'm at home I usually don't bother with the earbuds because I'm not typically listening to books that I'd be worried about my kids hearing bits of, but if I was, I would use the earbuds at home as well. 

What about you? Do you listen to audiobooks with headphones? If so, why? 

If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to drop a link to your post below so I can be sure to stop by and pay you a visit when I have time. - Katie 


  1. Taking orders on a headset, while talking to a person at the window truly does take talent. Just thinking about that makes my head spin! :-)

  2. Same, it's only been in the past year that I've gotten into audiobooks,and I can only listen to them when I'm in a position not to be called to the front, because otherwise I wouldn't pay the buzzer any attention. So I love when I'm doing that position! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

  3. I usually only listen while I am walking so no headphones necessary. :)

    Very nice blog.

    LOVE your Book Blogger Hop cute.

    Thanks for stopping by my have a very nice blog.

  4. I don't listen to audiobooks but if I did I would use headphones. Have a great week!

  5. That's so great that you can listen at work!