Friday, May 13, 2016
Armchair BEA- Beyond the Books & Blog
Beyond the traditional form of the novel, what are your favorite alternative forms (graphic novels, audiobooks, webcomics, etc)? Do you have any favorite works within these alternate forms? How do you think the changing format affects the reading experience?
I love graphic novels, especially manga!
Audio books are not my thing overall but once in awhile I will have one for when I am cleaning, driving, yard work, etc. I am very picky about the narrators though. So not a go-to choice ever but handy. Especially as a recap. If I don't want to sit an re-read a book and I want to remember details more clearly (such as before reading a new released sequel) these are perfect. However, I do love AudioTheater books.
I am also not a big fan of ebooks. While I do have some, mostly my kindle is only for eArcs or Freebies. There is something about the weight, feel and even smell of a physical book. Something about turning the pages, seeing your progress (not some number percentage) that adds to the experience. So unless I can only get a book in ebook format, I will always pay the extra for a print copy.
Our secondary topic, beyond the blog could focus on the ways you engage in talking about books outside of your blog. Do you participate in book clubs, take classes, meticulously maintain your goodreads profile? Let the world know!
I am a part of several reading groups on Goodreads. Very active on that site. Daily updates, and reviews actually go up here before even my blog (sometimes by a few minutes, other times by several weeks.
Also general chat on social media.
I am a volunteer at my local library as well so I can help organize, promote and talk books. I have been doing this for years and LOVE it.
I have a couple family members/friends to talk books with in depth but not too many in my personal circle. I have to be careful though. I recently learned my involvement in reading has burnt our my husband. He now feels like I read enough for us book *gasp*...I did not know such a thing was possible. So stepping back on the book talk at home.