Thursday, December 17, 2009

Books on Tape

I am pretty bad about sitting down long enough to read. It's not for a lack of wanting, but I have always had a really tough time with it. For as long as I can remember I have read really slow. It's not that I don't understand the words that I am reading, but just that I tend to think a lot while I am reading - visualizing what is going on in the story - "day dreaming" about what is being said. I find audio books hold my attention a lot. The agency I work for now has a service that we can use that offers free audio books - to borrow anyways. I have been enjoying those lately. In the last few weeks I have gone through 2 books and working on my third. I have gone through the Enron Story and "Always Looking Up" by Michael J Fox. I am working my way through "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama. Question I have lurking, is that do audio books still enable one to be considered "well read"?

2 comments:

Mom B. said...

Yes. How do you think the blind read? They also listen to books on tape. How did you like the book of Michael J Fox, "Looking Up"? I always liked listening to a book on tape especially in the car. It made driving any distance go by so quickly as you got into the story. Good for you for doing it!

Moose said...

I remembered today on my way in that there were a couple more books I've gone through: It's not about the bike & Every Second Counts - Both by Lance Armstrong. Michael J Fox's book was good. He read the book himself, which I found pretty cool. It was amazing to hear about the struggles he has (and continues) to go through as a result of his disease.