With all this reading and book reviewing I’ve been doing will will be doing, there is a question that I’ve never quite been able to answer for myself:
I still haven’t decided whether or not I count audiobooks I’ve listened to as books I’ve read.
Part of me says yes and part of me says no. I’ve been an audio bookworm for years and still haven’t settled that in my head. I just think reading and listening are two different things. Or has reading become the all-purpose term for taking in information from a book? Whether you physically hold the book in your hands or your parents read it to you before bed or you pop the tape into your player doesn’t matter, but rather that you are taking in the story or information that the author penned. It certainly sounds better to say, “Oh yeah I read that book awhile ago,” instead of “Yeah I listened to that on tape once.” (Okay, I know books-on-tape are so very antiquated, but you get my meaning!) Often, after I’ve finished an audiobook, I’ll want to get my hands on a physical copy so I can read it and pick up on anything I might have missed. This is usually the case with non-fiction titles. However, I don’t hesitate too much to say that I’ve read a novel I’ve only listened too.
I don’t know.
I know I’m probably over-thinking this :P.
What do y’all think? How do you read? Which do you prefer? Do you consider audiobooks and hard copies equals?
Y’all have a blessed day =)
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