Paper, E, Then Audio: #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge, Week 30 — 13 Comments

  1. You make some good points, although I never flip to the end of a book unless I’m ready to give up on it but mildly interested in the end. I’m strictly a linear reader and writer. If I know the end, I no longer care enough to read the middle. Weird, I’m sure! Enjoyed your post.

    • I guess I’m too impatient to be linear! It’s why enjoy movies more the second time through–I know what’s going to happen!

  2. Ha, I will read the end of the book too sometimes. I just have to see if it ends like I want. Very true it’s much easier to do this in a paperback than on a reading device.

  3. I admit to reading the ending first if I’m part way through a book and really worried about one of the characters. I try not to, but sometimes I NEED to know if the person comes out of it all right (that doesn’t always happen!).

  4. You’re right that it’s easier to flip around in a print book, go back to check something already read or skim through the slow parts. I still like my e-books best. As for audio, I can relate to what you said about a male narrator doing female voices. I much prefer a female narrator, unless the book is non-fiction, then it really doesn’t matter.

    • I once started an audiobook, a suspense thriller, where the heroine was a Yugoslavian scientist. The narrator was male, and he did all her dialogue in a heavily accented falsetto. I was laughing so hard I was howling at those parts. Threw me right out of the story.

  5. Yep, flipping around in an e-book is murder. Another thing I hate is forgetting the name of the book I’m reading, or sometimes the author. The answers are much easier to find in a paper book.

  6. When I used to read print books, I had to see every page outside of the story–bio, other books, etc. Only once or twice did I ever read the end before finishing the book. An eBook is my choice for today. You’re correct about jumping around in it, especially if on a Kindle when other ads pop up after the end of a story, which blocks the backmatte unless you navigate to it yourself.