e73. Reading Practices

How do you read? Do you do it on a computer or a tablet or do you prefer good old fashioned paper texts? Do you listen to books on tape or use an audible subscription? Do you prefer to watch movies or videos? Do you like audiobooks? Do those even count as books? What about ebooks? Comics? Books that have been adapted to movies? Podcasts and youtube videos? Do you think that one form is better than another for personal reasons or do you think there is a scientific reason that one is better than another. And actually, while we’re talking about all of this… what is reading anyway? In fact, what’s a book? The answers to these questions aren’t quite as obvious as it sounds, so Mav, Wayne and Hannah are joined by returning guests Stephanie Siler and Amy Hummel to talk about the psychology and literary theory behind reading. Reading is complicated! Check it out and let us know what you think.

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5 Replies to “e73. Reading Practices”

  1. I read almost exclusively electronically today. However, I do prefer to read dense text on an e-ink reader such as my Amazon Kindle. I was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child and I struggled with certain aspects of reading when I was young. To this day reading can be an intense task for me, but the ability to change the font or the size of the font instantly can help me read for longer without becoming mentally exhausted. I also like audiobooks in the car at times.

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