Books on tape is or isn't reading?
February 2, 2008 2:58 PM Subscribe
Is a person actually reading books if they are able to read books but only listen to books on tape because their lifestyle is too busy?
posted by mamaraks to sports, hobbies, & recreation (41 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I was visiting my friend's house last week and she told me that her husband was thrilled with himself because he read something like three hundred novels last year. As I recalled to my friend, "gee I couldn't even get through a couple books last year I was so busy" et cetera, she said, "oh well he listens to them on tape"....I didn't know what to say but if I were to listen to a book on tape and then tell everybody I read the book, I'd feel kind of like I was cheating. I would certainly listen to books on tape rather than read them because my lifestyle is so busy and demanding, but I'd feel funny about expecting credit for actually reading the damn books. Does anyone else know what I mean? With eye vision problems aside, isn't it more work to actually read a book than it is to listen to one while one is at work or jogging or driving or whatever?