What is Reading, Fundamentally? May 29, 2008
Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:59 am
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.
(Two weeks late for Reading is Fundamental week, but, well…)
Reading is using your imagination to make the picture up in your mind- so all of these-books,magazines,e-books,audiobooks is all reading- but of course the best reading is done in bed or siting with a cup of coffee, cocoa or wine and just savouring the book. So yes format does influence the reading- i.e I cant read an e-book in bed- but e-books are fine if I'm working on the computer.