#bookbloggerhop Audio Books Vs. Ebooks?

Posted February 3, 2019 in BOOKS, Memes & Tags / 16 Comments

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It’s time for the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at  Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here.

This week’s question:

“Audio books vs. Ebooks? If the world stopped printing books, which would you prefer between the two?”

Submitted by Angelica @ Paperback Princess

Although I enjoy both depending on my mood, if I had to choose I would go for Ebooks. I prefer Ebooks because:

  1. I like to read at my own pace.
  2. I sometimes find myself zoning out when I listen to audio books, especially when I’m tired.
  3. I can highlight and make notes on my Kindle as I read.
  4. I’m not really a fan of having headphones in when I’m out and about because I like to be aware of my surroundings.
  5. Audio books seem to be way more expensive than Ebooks.
  6. I find words beautiful to look at as well as listen to.

Before you go…

What about you? Do you prefer audio books or Ebooks?



16 responses to “#bookbloggerhop Audio Books Vs. Ebooks?

  1. I, too, would pick ebooks, basically for all of the reasons you listed… except for #4 I guess? I like having headphones in listening to either music of my audiobooks, even while grocery shopping! ?

    • If I weren’t so clumsy and oblivious to my surroundings, I would use headphones more often. I’m just a danger to myself and others when I’m wearing them!

  2. I have to go with e- books mainly because I always seem to zone out with audio. Maybe I need to keep trying, but I love e- books so that’s easy for me. 🙂

  3. I feel like this: paperback books to ebooks are like ebooks to audiobooks. I love to hold the book, smell the book, feel the heavy weight of paper and its texture against my fingertips. I love the velvety feel of matted book covers, the feel of many pages flipping along my fingers. I love to glide my fingers along the words and slip a bookmark in. You can’t do this with ebooks. But with ebooks: I love how I can read in stark darkness anywhere and everywhere. I love how I can highlight words and store an entire library in one app. Audio? Well… those are good for long trips, to listen during a drudgery of chores-doing, to put you to sleep (though I haven’t done that but I can easily imagine how a voice in the darkness can be soothing). They all have their respective beauty and downfalls. All but for paperback books. Those are in a category of their own! 😉

  4. I’m an ebook lover. audiobooks are great in certain situations such as driving in the car for long distances, but I feel like I miss a lot of the details when I am listening rather than reading. And I love ebooks over physical books because I have rheumatoid arthritis and they are easier on my hands than physical books.

    • Yes, I can’t explain it well, but there is something about the look of words on paper that I really enjoy. I love reading paperbacks but eBooks are much more practical.

  5. I would have to choose ebooks over audiobooks as well. I only really started to listen to audiobooks late last year, but it takes a lot of time for me to listen to them and I sometimes zone out so I can only really listen when I am commuting. I do like ebooks because you have a lot of books on the kindle and I read quite fast when it is in ebook form as well.

    • I zone out too much with audiobooks too. I like putting them on while I’m eating breakfast and getting ready in the morning, though.

  6. If I HAD to choose, I’d choose e-books, but I love that I can wash dishes or fold clothes while listening to a great book. I am definitely pickier about the books I choose on audiobook very much because of the fact that I can’t listen to a really heavy book without taking some time in between scenes to pause and reflect.

    • Yes, listening to audiobooks definitely makes doing the chores more interesting. My time is short these days, so I’m keen on multi-tasking. I need time to pause between emotional scenes as well. It can make it more vivid when you are listening to someone narrate.

    • Yeah, I would have to take notes by hand while listening to an audiobook. They are handy for long car journeys and the like, but I prefer eBooks in general.

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