Print, audio or e? Reading is reading, but there are differences
Reading books on a phone or tablet just isn’t the same as print, but at least audio books take the fight out of flight
Lately, I’ve been asked quite a few times if I read electronic or printed books. This question always surprises me because I thought this was answered a few years ago. The answer being another question: “Does it really matter?”
I thought reading was reading. Whether it’s listening to an audiobook, downloading an e-book or buying a physical copy, it does not make a difference. Or does it?
I think the question has popped up again because pandemic parameters have forced people to change their reading habits. I certainly had to embrace that it was sometimes impossible to get physical copies for review and I had to rely on manuscript PDFs, which are, essentially, e-books. ..