Saturday, June 22, 2013

Does it Count?

I've stated before in a post that I don't read. Here, Lines 5 and 6. Well, obviously I can read or I would have issues while visiting you guys posts. I just mean I don't read books. Well I read books but not the novel type, or most other types. I usually just waited for it to come out in the movies.

Fortunately that has changed. Last year we were discussing movies at work and I mentioned wanting to watch "The Hunger Games" to my boss. The wife aint a fan of any type of action movie so I never got around to seeing it. He said he had it on Audio CD's so he let me borrow the discs.

Well I kinda got hooked. I have a 50-60 minute drive each way to work so I have plenty of downtime. Normally the drive is just a sing along but now it is Story Time. In the past year I have read 14 books, or have I?

I mentioned that to the wife and her sis the other day and they claim it doesn't count as reading.

Is there something about paper that makes it better?

Just curious.

I was amazed at the difference between the movies and the books.



bunny said...


I don't travel enough to listen to music let alone a book. My drive to work is 6 minutes top. But, I prefer a good book in my hands, hard cover. I go to the GoodWill and buy them. And yes, not only did I read The Hunger Games" which was very good, I also saw the movie which sucked eggs. Gonna read 2 and 3 soon.

And btw....listening to books counts


Val said...

It totally counts!

I don't read books either, and definitely would prefer the movie, but if I listen to a book on tape/cd, you better believe I'm gonna make sure it counts.

Beatriz said...

Counts! The Hunger Games was an awesome trilogy. I could not put the books down :) you'll love the movie pretty true to the books.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Hmmm, I think it counts. I've never thought I could "listen" to books, but it might be a great way to pass my commute as well.

Chrissy said...

Yes, it counts! I love taking long rides in the car but I guess that's probably because I don't HAVE TO every day. I would miss my singing time, though. And so would the people in the cars next to me.

The books are always a million times better.

Slick said...

I became an Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)addict years ago, re-reading the series more than once. I hear they are going to make a t.v. series of it. I'm addicted so of course I'll watch it; it will be interesting to compare the books to the movie.