So here is what I mean. When someone is listening to an audiobook, they're not reading. They're listening to someone else read. Okay fine. I guess there isn't anything wrong with that. But I feel like I could miss so much by not seeing the words on paper. By being able to interpret a scene myself rather than having someone voice it for me.
I get they are really useful for some situations. Like in a really long car ride (assuming the book isn't insanely boring and about to put you to sleep while driving, because that would be really bad). I could also cook and clean while listening to an audiobook. I do sometimes read traditional books while doing chores. But the threat of falling down the stairs has caused me to stop. I don't do anything anymore while I read. I'm just a little hermit.
So I get it. I get where the appeal lies. I just can't seem to think of audiobooks as cheating, in a sense. And so when I think about getting one, I almost feel dirty.
And not only that, I mean I kind of have an aversion to ebooks as well. I buy them when I am like OMG I MUST HAVE THIS BOOK NOW NO WAITING ALLOWED! Yeah I totally get like that sometimes. And I use ebooks a lot for review copies. But. But. But. Holding a book in your hand.
I know I know. I don't usually use gifs. I just had to for this post.
I could go ranting on and on and on. I'm gonna stop now. So that is my piece. What is your guys' takes on audiobooks?