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Or do you have to have read it quote it and reference it to make yourself sound clever?
Read it TO quote it
I drive to work at the moment, so if I listen to an audio book of, say, a Dickens novel. Do you get the same intellectual benefits as reading it...even though it's clearly a lazier way of ingesting a book.
you still have to listen.
Harder, because listening properly is one of the hardest things to do, ever. Easier, becasue you don't have to physically scan the words to get the meaning. It is, in every case, surely worse though, because it's not your own mind's voice reading it. it's being interpreted by some voice actor who will invariably do your head in, and your stuck seeing it through their eyes. I've never got beyond a chapter of an audio book.
where I shout novels at you
which is why I read less than i would like. But never get tired when I'm listening to a play or current affairs on the radio.
but I do get thirsty.
I think it's good enough for us.
Well, except me, I'd rather just read. Books are cheaper as well.
Are you blind?
Learn to read braile, that's got to be clever.
Most are abridged.
I used to get them from the adult library all the time as soon as I was old enough to get a ticket. I'd listen to them while I played computer games, generally. MULTITASKING!
you compliant goon theo
Debbie Does Dallas: The Novelization is so much better thanks to how your imagination works.
I think kids' minds are lot quicker. I couldn't imagine doing that now, really.
That said, games I'd play now are really quite engaging. You've got to remember this was a C64 and most games were really only engaging your hands and eyes.