Blog Hop: Pick Your Poison

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Have you ever enjoyed the same book in two or more formats (print, ebook, or audiobook)?

Not simultaneously, but yes, very much so.  When I first started listening to audiobooks (about…four years ago?  Seems longer) I listened almost exclusively to books I had already read in print.  I think it was sort of my gateway into the format.  For a while it seemed weird to only do a book on audio, as though it wasn’t quite the same.  I got over that, and it feels like pretty much the same thing now to do print or audio–though more audio-only books means I have no idea how to spell some characters’ names!

I still like re-“reading” favorites on audio, and have done entire series that way: Narnia, Harry Potter, most of L. M. Montgomery’s canon.  I’ve read Agatha Christie almost exclusively on audio, to the point that I think it might feel weird to pick up a paper one.  I’ve probably read 15 of her books, and only the first one was paper.

I’ve read very few ebooks–probably less than five.

The only time I can recall that I did one book in multiple formats in a single read was earlier this month when I had an audiobook out from the library, and had to return it with half-an-hour left in the book.  So I got a Kindle-unlimited free trial and just read the last portion.  Otherwise, I only move between formats on separate reads.

Do you go back and forth between formats?  Do you have a preferred one?

4 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Pick Your Poison

  1. Literary Feline

    I like the term “gateway”. That was me too. I do listen to books I haven’t read in print, but I got my start listening to ones I had read like you. And there are some I would like to revisit in audio still. I just wish I had gotten bit by the audiobook bug the way so many of my friends have. I enjoy them, but don’t listen to them very often.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Erica Watkins

    I don’t often flip between audio and print. But, I have on occasion. This only happens when I have purchased a physical book and wish to keep reading while driving or other situations.

  3. As I’ve mentioned here before, I’m a total convert to e-readers. I’m on my second Kindle (first one wasn’t full of books – yet – but lost battery power over time). The only time I read both an e-book and a paper book is if I really like the e-book so much I decide to buy it in paper form and add it to my home library. That happens mostly with religious themed books.

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