The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quickly

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I don’t know about you but sometimes when I read a book, I skip over some parts.  I usually think it’s too much detail (blah, blah, blah, blah, blah).  Therefore, I get more quickly to the parts I’m really interested in. 

However, listening to audio books, I find I don’t skip things.  (Frankly, because it’s not as easy to do, ha.) 

There’s something about listening to someone else read though that make the parts I normally would have skipped over so much more interesting.  Not always, but mostly. 

How about you?  Do you skip quickly through parts of books when reading if you are not interested or do you trudge through it anyhow?

6 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

I do skim read many times ~ creative post for Q ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I read it all -- sometimes I go back and reread something! I have to finish the book, even if it's not so interesting! Maybe those would be more interesting on audio!

fredamans said...

Only in non-fiction will I skim, and only if it feels repetitive.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I obsessively read every.single.word...

even the dedication! and forward! and bibliography! I know, I'm weird....

Wandering Wren said...

I'm very picky am definitely a skim reader! I keep meaning to try audio books, you have given me a reminder, thanks
Wren x

Judie said...

It depends--right now I'm reading The Luminaries, and once I decided that the cast of characters in the front of the book was just too much to remember, my reading is going a lot more quickly.

We always take audio books on trips. It makes the hours fly by!!