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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Tell Me Something Tuesday: How do you read - Audio? Paper? E-books?


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Question: How do you read? Audio, paper, electronic?

Answer: All of the above!

Audio - this is a new format for me (just this past year) and it's been a reading lifesaver. It just took me a decade or so to be able to get the hang of it lol 

Paper - my true reading love. I still love to hold a real book, flip through the pages, be able to go back and refer to something easily, peek ahead 🤯, look at my stack.

Electronic - I love my kindle for being able to store so many books without needing a lot of space, easily highlight, do searches, bring it almost anywhere and the price of books is usually so much lower that I can try more new authors.

I have never been more happy about all the book formats we have these days than this past year. With our big move I had to purge hundreds of books. I was in a huge reading funk during the lockdown and money was a factor so with all these options I've been at least able to dabble and find something that worked for me at any given reading mood time. 



What is your favorite reading format(s)?


28 comments:

  1. Like you, I'm an equal opportunity reader. I don't have only one format I prefer. I love ebooks and read on my iPad and/or my iPhone often. I love the feel of a physical book and enjoy reading books from my shelves. And I almost always have an audiobook in work, listening as I get ready in the morning and to and from the office. All formats have their time and place for me. Like you mentioned, if space or money is an issue, it's awesome that there are now options beyond just physical books.

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    1. Yes! There are pros and cons for each but I'm happy to have them all.

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  2. Yay on joining the audiobook bandwagon! They are a life saver for me too - I read more audiobooks than anything else, they're just so convenient when you're super busy (as I tend to be). I love all formats of course, but like you mentioned ebooks are just so much more convenient. So paper has fallen to the back for me, despite being where I started and still a great love.

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    1. I wish it hadn't taken me so long to get the hang of them! Lol

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  3. Ebook is my first choice, but I have grown to love audiobooks. They have their place in my life.

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    1. That's kind of how I feel with all the formats.

      While I love physical books, the other 2 formats are both easier for me for a variety of reasons.

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  4. Lately I've been wanting a real book, there's just something about sitting in a chair and reading an actual book, but I do read a lot on my Kindle too. I've never really taken the plunge with audio but there's still hope... :)

    You're right though, it's the best of all worlds now.

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    1. It took me so many years to be able to do audio. And even now it has to be certain books/ narrators but it's made a huge difference.

      I'm to slow with them though to be my main format. But it's a nice way to double my reading.

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  5. I'm staying old school with my physical books, please! Hugs and hope you're doing well. RO

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    1. lol That's still my favorite but after moving and the pandemic I'm not reading as much so I've mostly stuck with audio and the library lately.

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  6. I might try audio books again. It took you a decade to get the hang of them? It might take me that long to like them as well.

    I read mostly ebooks from the public library - totally save me money and time because I didn't have to go and pick up the actual books.

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. It was a VERY sloooooooow process for me and ,even, now, there are only certain ones I can listen to.

      Yes, this past year has been at least 90% library reads for me.

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  7. My preference is real print books. I can't do audiobooks, I just don't have the patience for them. But I do read more ebooks lately because I don't have the room for print books.

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    1. I'm still very new to audiobooks and they are not my preference but I'm glad I found a way to do it this past year.

      I love physical most but it's not always practical.

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  8. First I love your header, its so festive!!!!

    My personal preference is reading on my kindle. I used to be so paper focused, but I am rarely in the mood and I am OCD about caring for books. Like it stresses me out when I read a mass market so it kinda ruins the fun and enjoyment of reading. Reading on my kindle is just easier and I tend to enjoy it more. I do love audiobooks too though, especially as I cook or clean or working on projects.

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    1. Thanks!

      I stopped collecting books a long time ago and now I'm almost all library books which leaves audio and e-book as my options.

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  9. Yea! I'm so glad you are enjoying audiobooks! I do love them so much!

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    1. I still struggle somewhat but I don't think I would have read at all this year without them.

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  10. Same - I am flexible. I love ebooks for their convenience and the ability to search, but I don't want to give up on paper books. Audio is a little trickier for me as I'm picky about narrators and I have poor listening skills and usually listen outside. If a book has a lot going on that can be an issue.

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    1. I still struggle with audio at times but I do usually always have one going. It just takes me weeks to finish lol

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  11. Same! Although I very rarely read physical copies now. 📚📱🎧

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    1. I used to get most of my physical copies from book cons but I'm almost all library now. So that's e-books or audio.

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    1. I'm not quite there yet but they've made a huge difference to me.

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  13. I do love my Kindle because it lights up for night reading, I can "carry" tons of books, and it does make it easier to read certain books. My favorite will always be physical books though. :)

    Lauren @ www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I wish I could read while I'm out. I can't so taking my kindle places isn't an option for me but I really love them for reading in bed at night without waking Kevin up.

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  14. I mostly read on my Kindle, especially right now as my books are all packed for moving, but even normally I just prefer the conveniences of an ebook and the built in reading light for reading on an evening. I have recently grown to appreciate a good audiobook for keeping my company when working or cleaning, though. I always thought they weren't for me but it's just a case of finding a good audiobook narrator to immerse me in a story.

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    1. I'm the same with audio! I'm really glad I persevered with them. It was not easy to get used to.

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