Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Armchair BEA: Day 2 - More Than Words
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It's day 2 of Armchair BEA and today's topic is More Than Words...
There are so many mediums that feature more than just words and enhance a story in a multitude of ways. Examples may include graphic novels and comics, audiobooks, or even multimedia novels. On this day, we will be talking about those books and formats that move beyond just the words and use other ways to experience a story. Which books stand out to you in these different formats?
I love reading about celebrity gossip, but I don't particularly like actually reading their books. I find myself skimming through them. So, I tried listening to them on audio and what a difference! Most times the narration is read by the author. It makes it even more enjoyable and, sometimes, funny. My all time favorite is Tina Fey's Bossypants. What a fun book! I read it back in 2011 and you can read my review here. Listening to Tina tell her own stories just can't be beat. Reading the words just doesn't hold the same value.
Other honorable mentions that I enjoyed...
It also helps that these are all comedians and their books sound like I'm attending one of their shows. It's fun. The other genre I listen to on occasion is chick lit, but those I do prefer actually reading.
Overall, I prefer the written word but audios do have a place in my reading.