SAS's Chief Meteorologist
Join Date: Dec 2003
Book reading vs. audiobook listening
I've never been much of a book reader. I read a lot of articles, but my eyes get tired when I try to read for more than ten minutes or so because of my stigmatism, which makes it difficult to concentrate, so I rarely make it more than half-way through a book.
I recently started listening to audiobooks, which solves the problem of my eyes getting tired. Sure, it takes a lot longer to get through a book that way, but at least I can get through them.
For some reason, listening to audiobooks feels lazy, vs. reading, which feels like I'm doing something constructive. When you read, you have to hold the book, turn the pages, keep your eyes focused, process the text... When you listen to audiobooks, you just sit there and listen. They both accomplish the same thing, but one seems tantamount to watching TV while the other is an intellectual pursuit.
Anybody else listen to audiobooks?
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