November 26, 2018 – Trinidad & Tobago Newsday-
One of the most interesting articles I read earlier this year tackled the issue of whether or not listening to a book is less beneficial than reading one. This is an important question to tackle during the upcoming Christmas season when audiobooks offer holiday stories that many struggling readers can enjoy – if no one seeks to guilt-trip them about listening to a book as opposed to reading one.
Even avid readers like me enjoy audiobooks, yet we often get accused of cheating when we listen to books. Although I know this is not true, I always feel a pang of guilt when I list a book I listened to on my goodreads page. But why is this so? Where did this misguided notion come from?
An article titled “To Your Brain, Listening to a Book Is Listening Pretty Much the Same As Reading It” by Melissa Dahl sheds light on this issue while claiming the benefits of listening to a book and reading a book are identical.
Listening Seekers, what are your thoughts?