Okay it's straight out blasphemy.
Why would you have someone narrate an entire book? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of, um, reading?
This changed 2 1/2 years ago when I accidentally put hydrogen peroxide in my left eye.
(Contact lens wearers who use a certain brand of cleaner know this is not as uncommon as it sounds. And yes, I know there's a red warning ring around the cap. I'm so blind I couldn't even see it. And why did my boyfriend keep that cleaner next to my saline in the first place?!)
Since there was nothing to
I ended up subscribing to that audiobook site for like a year. It's the only thing that calms me while driving in Los Angeles traffic, or breaks the monotony of the Stairmaster at the gym. After my car accident last fall, I now plug my ears and close my eyes whenever I ride passenger so I don't have to see the crazy SoCal drivers weaving on the freeway.
Still I maintain some semblance of my old discrimination - I stick with audiobooks whose plots don't suffer if I miss a few lines here and there (when my GPS butts in, for instance). For my favorite authors, I still prefer a tangible object I can flip through.
But the dark side is seeping in.
It started with Natalie Whipple's seductive post about the beta-reading uses of a Kindle.
Then I booked tickets for my annual visit to the grandparents in Taipei. I don't want to lug 5 books with me...but a slim e-reader?
This is a slippery slope, people. What do you think: e-readers all the way? Do you own a Kindle and love it? Any caveats you wished you'd known?