I’m not really sure this could be considered a discussion post but I wanted to share with you my favorite way (format) to read books. I’m also aware that people have done similar posts like this already but I still wanted to share my opinion. You can read a physical book, an ebook or you can listen to the audiobook. Those are the 3 formats that I will be talking about today.
When I read a physical book or an ebook I have to have complete silence or I will put my headphones in and listen to ocean sounds to block out all of the distractions because I am easily distracted. For audiobooks I usually color while listening to the audiobook. I have an app on my tablet called Happy Color which I am addicted to. This is fun but sometimes I get so focused on what I am coloring that I just kind of zone out and don’t really catch what is being read to me.
So this leads me to my favorite way to read books. I really love listening to the audiobook while following along in the physical book. I tried this for the first time last year and it has stuck. If the audiobook is available on Scribd and I have a physical copy of it you better believe that’s how I’m going to be reading my book.
I enjoy reading this way for a few reasons. One I get through the books faster than if I was just reading it because I am a slow reader. I listen to the audiobook at 2x speed and yes before anyone asks I am able to understand perfectly what is being read to me. I know some people despise the chipmunk speed which is perfectly fine and I totally understand. I say you do you and I will do me there’s no judgment here.
Second is because if I am following along in the book instead of coloring I don’t zone out and miss anything. 100% of my focus is on the book. And lastly I have found that especially when I am reading Stephen King books this way I tend to retain more of what I am reading.
Just a short little post for y’all today that I just really wanted to share for some reason. What is your favorite way (format) to read books?