Thursday, September 29, 2011

BTT: Booking Through Thursday (Sept 29)


1. What do you think of reading aloud/being read to? Does it bring back memories of your childhood? Your children’s childhood?
2. Does this affect the way you feel about audio books?
3. Do you now have times when you read aloud or are read to?

Growing up, I didn't experienced being read to by my dad. I don't remember him picking a book to read before I go to sleep, that's an experience that I didn't encounter growing up. Audio books are not my thing. I easily get distracted or lose my attention while listening to audio books, I tried before to really concentrate but it didn't do much. I hated the experience. :( I occasionally read aloud, I don't really like doing it since I hate hearing someone speak when I read. I want a quiet environment - if someone talks to me, I put my book down. I can't read and listen at the same why - I don't know why. I just lose focus most of the time.


18 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more - it's actually quite similar to what I've written in my BTT. :)
    http://booksbiscuitsandtea.blogspot.com/2011/09/booking-through-thursday-1.html
    Vicky xxx

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  2. I admire people who actually enjoy audio books, but unfortunately this isn't for me. :(

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  3. I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by my blog
    http://forget8me8not.blogspot.com

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  4. I have to agree about the focus thing with audio books! It's so much easier to read it myself, that way the voice of the character is my own. Great blog! :)

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2011/09/booking-through-theme-thursday.html

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  5. i know what you mean! the talking can be distracting but I have enjoyed a few audio books in my day!

    TRISH - My BTT Post

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  6. I can understand - it took me awhile to get use to listening to audiobooks and to be able to read while other things are going on as well. But now I can do it. I do find myself when I read to my youngest at night having to go into another room so my hubby can read in peace and I understand it's hard to concentrate when someone else is reading aloud. I love BTT because of the different opinions!
    Here is my <a href="http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com/2011/09/btt-loud-giveaway.html> BTT</a> for this week.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by Celine! :D

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  8. Thanks for stopping by Amy!

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  9. How I wish I can listen to an audio book and actually enjoy it someday. :) Thanks for stopping by Trish!

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  10. I actually want to do that one day, try if I can read while listening to something or doing something but as of now I just can't. I just want to focus all my attention to the book if I am reading it. Thanks for stopping by Crystal.

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  11. I definitely think that there is a connection to being read to as a kid and enjoying audio books.

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  12. Like your answers, I agree.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/booking-through-thursday_29.html

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  13. I can't listen to audio books either. Well, actually I don't know if I can - I just dont. And I get distracted if there's one conversation going on, but if there's a lot of different conversations I can tune them out. Weird.

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  14. Ah, I am the same. When someone begins speaking to me or if I'm required to pay attention to anything besides the book in front of me, I end up not reading.

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  15. Yeah I totally agree. I admire people who can still focus on their reads even though someones talking to them or if they are doing something else. This just proves that audio books are not for everyone. Thanks for stopping by Demijel!

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