August 16, 2012

I'm a tri-reader. Are you?

I used to think of myself as a bi-reader. Then realized that is not true. I'm actually a tri-reader. What the heck am I talking about?

I read books three ways:
  1. I read them the old fashioned way. By that I mean print books, aka Dead Tree Books (DTBs). You the know, the ones you hold in your hands, and manually turn the pages. The books that you stick your nose into so as to inhale that heavenly scent of pulp and ink. C'mon admit it. You are among friends here.
  2. I also read ebooks on my NOOK STR. These are the books that are really a just bunch of ones and zeroes. They take up no room on your shelves, and are whisper light on your hard drive as well. They have no deckled edges, and alas no smell - though you could use this as a substitute
  3. And I also listen to audio books on my iPod. The trick here is to find the combination of the right book and the right narrator. A good narrator can carry a so-so book, while a lousy one can make you turn off a fabulous read.
So, there you have it. My definition of a tri-reader. Are you a tri-reader as well? And don't you wonder when it will be added as an Olympic event? After all we do train year in and year out. Often starting as young as three. And we could be in either the winter or summer games. How many sports can you say that about?


Anonymous said...

I'd venture to say you are a quad reader. How about all those books read aloud by a live human being in the room?

Elizabeth said...

So that is an interesting point. It is different having a person read the book live to me versus a recorded version.