Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop: March 11, 2016

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly book meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week, there is a new prompt for writers and bloggers alike. This week’s question, submitted by Vicki Lee,

Do you believe audio books are the future and why do believe?

Absolutely not! Why? Because I cannot get into them! There are always going to be folks that cannot concentrate on something that is purely audio. Plus, there’s the appeal of reading things yourself, in your own head, where you can make up the voices and set the tempo. With an audiobook, you only get the experience that is as good as the one reading it. There’s no skimming, or quick reading. I simply cannot see audio books being the next evolution of reading to the point that it becomes the mainstream. I mean, we still have people fighting for physical books over ebooks and ereaders!

What do you think? Am I simply wrong and archaic?

About Lulu

Thirty-something year old educator based in New York, Lulu loves books, blogging, gaming, and her pom son Frodo Barkins with whom she shares her life. Book reviews specialize in all kinds of fantasy, some YA, some romance, and some contemporary, especially in the gothic genre.

4 replies to “Book Blogger Hop: March 11, 2016

  1. Maria Behar

    You are definitely NOT “wrong and archaic”. Not at all! I totally agree with you — printed books are the BEST format for reading! And you are SO right that, with audio books, the narration might not be good, and concentration could be difficult for those who (like me) are more visual.

    I think that printed books will continue to rule for as long as there are passionate bookworms around! The other formats can happily co-exist with them, though. Some people do like them. The majority of us, however, DO prefer printed books.

    Happy Reading! Have a great weekend!! 🙂

  2. Literary Feline

    I think it really comes down to the individual reader. What works for one person may not work for someone else. I like a good audiobook now and then, but I also have come to accept that they are not my preferred reading method, in part, for the very reasons you mention.

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