I am back from hiding. Also I am a genius.

As you can see, my books. my life. is back up. Thank you for your patience while I put it in hiding for a few days. Before I get back into my normal routine, I thought I’d share my new audiobook bookmarking system with you.

I always had a hard time keeping track of my place in audiobooks. I listen to them from my phone so that it’s easy to listen wherever I am (house, car, etc) but I also listen to music on my phone pretty regularly. When I would switch back and forth, I would lose my place. I tried sticky notes, I tried the notes app on the phone, I tried simple memory (that was the biggest failure). Then one day, inspiration struck. I could take a screen shot of my phone that would quickly capture my place down to the second.

This has worked flawlessly so far. It’s so simple that I can’t believe I didn’t think of it ages ago. Genius, right?

How do you bookmark your audiobooks?

PS – iPhone users, you can take a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the home and power buttons.

11 thoughts on “I am back from hiding. Also I am a genius.

  1. Kristie July 29, 2010 / 5:20 pm

    Awesome! I haven’t listened to any audiobooks on my iPod recently, but I’m glad to know that I can take a screen shot! And your system sounds like a good one πŸ˜€ I’ll remember it for the next time I read some audiobooks


  2. Meaghan July 29, 2010 / 6:24 pm

    Okay, seriously you are my hero right now. I had no idea you could take screen shots on your iPhone. I am always listening to books and getting so frustrated when I lose my place. I try to write it down or put it in notes, but it was kinda a pain. This idea is absolutely genius! Thank you πŸ™‚


  3. Nicole July 29, 2010 / 7:02 pm

    I think mine automatically keeps track of where I am. I am so glad that I don’t lose my place. That would be such a pain in the butt.


  4. Vishy July 30, 2010 / 2:31 pm

    This is really awesome, Michelle! You are really the hero like Meaghan has said πŸ™‚ I didn’t know that you could take a screenshot on iPhone. Does it work on iPods also?


  5. Alita July 30, 2010 / 2:53 pm

    I just started reading Rebecca this morning – I can image the audio would be fantastic.


  6. Cori July 30, 2010 / 5:09 pm

    I love you for this. I would have loved you for it even more had you posted about it before I started Outlander on audiobook. πŸ˜€


  7. Jen - Devourer of Books August 2, 2010 / 3:15 pm

    Can’t you set yours to remember your place within the track? I always tell my audiobooks to do that, and if I get to the wrong track on my iPod, it will be in the right place when I get back to the right one. Of course, you still have to remember what track you are on.


    • Michelle August 3, 2010 / 9:28 am

      It’s remembering the track I’m on that gives me trouble.


  8. Michelle August 3, 2010 / 6:29 am

    Gotta say my interest is piqued about why you were in hiding πŸ˜‰

    Great way to bookmark your audio. I listen on my iPod so I don’t have this capability really but maybe one day πŸ™‚


    • Michelle August 3, 2010 / 9:28 am

      No big secret. I had a trial last week. Jurors google things.


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