Okay so there's a question that has been bothering me for some time. It's something I need answered before I even try using audio books...
When you use audio books is that considered READING?
Audio books are called books but my mind won't allow me to think that it's reading... I mean we use them in our challenges. If I were to put what I'm currently reading on Goodreads I could say I was currently reading an audio book. Then when I'm finished that would be plus one book for my Goodreads Challenge goal. That seems so wrong. I didn't actually READ the book. I only listened to it. When I think like this it makes sense to me. But, I also know I'm missing out on books that I can only find as audio books. It seems like a huge mistake to miss out on a book just because I'm not using it in the traditional way. But, it's not really reading is it? It's listening and that just doesn't seem right.
I try to think of it like an ebook. I was totally against them in the beginning because it's not a physical book. I thought it could never possibly be the same which it isn't but it's also not a big deal. Ebooks are wonderful and I happily admit that but audio books are completely different... You don't have your own characters in your head. It's just one voice acting out different voices. It's so foreign to me especially since I don't remember the picture book years with the parents. I can go over this again and again in my head but I can't draw a conclusion. Can anyone help me make a decision on whether audio books are viable reading material or are they not as fulfilling like I think they will be?