Let’s talk bookish is a weekly meme, created and hosted by J.R. @Eternity Books, here different topics will be discussed.
(I know these posts are supposed to go up on Friday’s, but I had my blog tour, and didn’t want to post twice in one day..)
Last weeks topic was ‘audiobooks: reading or not?’, I was unable to write the post on time, but I did want to share my thoughts! So I decided to share my discussion today!
If you follow my blog even a bit, you know I listen to loads of audiobooks! If you look at my stats from last year (see post here!), one third of my reading was through audiobooks, which evens out to around 80 books!
So yes, I think audiobooks count as reading!
Listening to audiobooks makes boring stuff so much more fun! Like cleaning my room, working out, groceries (I often find myself staring at cheese, not because I can’t decide but something exciting is happening in my book!), biking to school!
Why does it matter if you consume the story through your eyes or ears?! You still understand the story, still enjoy it (I hope), so I don’t really see why people make such a big thing out of it!
Also there are people who actually cannot read with their eyes or struggle to do that, so I think this is a great solution!
I can understand why people don’t like them, sometimes it is very hard to match with a narrator. A bad narrator really can ruin a book for you. And I definitely have started some books on audio, that I had to put back down, because of the narrator!
Also certain genres are harder to listen to! When I just started listening to audiobooks, I could only listen to contemporary novels, because fantasy worlds were just a bit to complicated, and you can’t really flip back a couple of pages. But now I can, I guess I ‘trained’ myself haha! But still some audiobooks are to hard to listen to. And some books are just better to read physically!
I did two posts about my favourite audiobooks in 2019, so if you need some recommendations: