May 29, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Reading, Fundamentally?

What is Reading, Fundamentally?
Suggested by: Thisisnotabookclub

What is reading, anyway? Novels, comics, graphic novels, manga, e-books, audiobooks — which of these is reading these days? Are they all reading? Only some of them? What are your personal qualifications for something to be “reading” — why? If something isn’t reading, why not? Does it matter? Does it impact your desire to sample a source if you find out a premise you liked the sound of is in a format you don’t consider to be reading? Share your personal definition of reading, and how you came to have that stance.

Reading to me is anything that I look at that has words, letters, numbers, etc on it that I am able to understand and comprehend. I don't really consider audio books to be a form of reading because I do not actually read the words and I am not able to absorb the material....and I am not able to "get into" the actually story. I prefer to hold the item I am reading (book, newspaper, etc) in my hand because it helps me to "get a feel" for the story. I don't mind reading stories online such as e-books, or the daily news...because I still feel as if in am in control of the material.


  1. Interesting reflections on the medium of reading I came to diffrent conclusions as I started from trying to understand definitions of the process of reading


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