Bibliophile (noun): anyone who loves books or is a collector of books
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.” ― Stephen King,
I have been a reader far longer than I have been a writer, but I believe all desires to write, start with the desire to read.
Reading has been both a solitary enjoyment and one that I enjoy sharing with others as well. At a young age, and even into my pre-teens, I loved being read to. My mom and I would read books to each other, Harry Potter being one of our favorites to share. This love of being read to has translated into my love of audiobooks in more recent years.
When I used to live in Santa Rosa and would commute a couple of hours up there for the weekends (working in the Bay Area during the week), I would get lots of books read by listening to them. The only problem I sometimes have with audiobooks, is if the voice actor reading them isn’t quite right for the story. When this happens, I just can’t listen to it, even if the book itself is amazing.
Have other audiobook listeners experienced this?
No matter how I am reading a book, be it by holding it in my hands, scrolling pages with a swipe of my finger, or listening to the words spoken aloud, one thing has always remained the same: a good book can be enjoyed for a lifetime. My favorite books, I keep, and read over and over again. I never tire of delving back into the worlds created by talented authors.