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"?


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.