Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme in which we answer a question about books or reading.
1. What do you think of reading aloud/being read to? Does it bring back memories of your childhood? Your children’s childhood?
I sometimes listen to e-books while driving, but not much at other times. When I can I prefer to read myself, it’s faster. I liked being read for before I could read myself, but I quickly started prefering to read myself after I’d learned how to.
2. Does this affect the way you feel about audio books?
I guess. If I listen to audio books it’s quite often books that I’ve already read. Then I have the patience to enjoy it if is’s a good narrator. For example I loved listening to Stephen Fry reading the Harry Potter books, but I would have found it too slow going if I hadn’t already read them.
3. Do you now have times when you read aloud or are read to?
Not often. If someone reads to me it’s my partner reading something from a newspaper or a web site. I sometimes read the same sorts of things to her and I sometimes read her favorite passages from books too.