Reading books never fails to be an interesting and enlightening experience. Taking in the words and playing around with the imagination to transform them into powerful and vivid scenes of delight is an experience that has never failed to snare many a reader over and over again within the pages of their favorite literary work. This, however, can prove cumbersome at times especially in today’s society where everyone is on the move and can hardly afford time to open a book at all.
Enter modern technology with its conveniences and benefits. Nowadays, people can actually enjoy reading a book without actually opening one! Unnatural as the thought sounds, this has been made possible thanks to the emergence of a type of book that does not require your eyes to read – audio books.
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Reading with your ears
Audio books simply translate the traditional way of reading books from one medium to another – from our eyes down to our ears. Indeed, many are quite accustomed to reading books in a sort of thought pattern identical to ‘listening’ at the words being spoken by the mind and letting imagination take over from there. Audio books leap right at the middle of this process, cutting off at the thought-translation part and directly reading its contents into your mind, thus allowing for an even more interesting and engaging reading experience. Apart from these mental benefits, here are also others that it confers should you choose to favor them:
The next generation of reading
With the conveniences that audio books offer, it is no surprise that a lot of people nowadays have taken to incorporating them into their regular lifestyles – whether as a listening tool while doing chores or exercise or simply as another pastime before bed or during office breaks, listening audio books opens a new vista of experience that may well be the next big advance of humanity towards better appreciating literature!
Monique Jones juggles being a wife to an Engineer and a mom to a witty kid. In her spare time, she entails herself in getting the word out about the RingCentral business voip. Find her on Google+.
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