Another short post today. I chose listening, as in audio books. I'm not an expert in this area. Honestly I think I've only listened to two books all the way through. And I'm not really a fan of it. You see, I can read much faster than the time it takes to listen. But you might say, what about for long drives, or times when you can't use your hands. The two books I listened to were during the summer where I was walking 3-5 miles a day. What I found is that my mind would wander and I would often have to rewind and try to figure out where I'd zoned out. I'm definitely more of a visual person in the reading department. So, I understand the reasons behind audio books, and I know many students who did so much better listening, and that the listening to a book often got them to where they were reading on their own at some point by sparking their interest. The two books that I listened to were:
And I did enjoy listening to them, the narrator on the audio was really fun to listen to. I think I even downloaded the third one, when it came out, but then have never had the time or inclination to listen to it. And I don't know if I'll ever read the books to finish the series. Plus, the movie they made from the first book was so horrible that I doubt there will be anymore of them, unless someone goes back and re-does the whole thing. In my opinion that is.
So, what about you? Do you like to listen to audio books? Also, please, if you have time, would you mind going to my J post and helping me with some question ideas? There is a giveaway that anyone who gives me ideas is automatically entered in.