The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme with a prompt featuring a book related question. The hop begins on a Friday and ends on a Thursday and should hopefully give people the opportunity to learn something new about the blogger.
The Book Blogger Hop can be found on Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer and obviously my answers can be found here!
I decided to do a sexy VARK (visual, aural, reading, kinesthetic) questionnaire which tells you the best way you learn. It told me that I have a reading learning preference with my least preferred method of learning being aural.
This doesn’t surprise me at all as I hate noise. I’m not saying that I don’t like listening to music (I love music) but I find myself getting stressed if I try and do something and there’s too much excess external noise.
That something could be trying to sleep, sending an email, curling my hair, writing a blog post or reading a book. Most people go to the gym and listen to music but I actually find it throws my concentration off and I actually forget how to properly walk on a treadmill if earplugs play music in my ears.
I can read a book on the treadmill though. Go figure.
If the background noise is minimal or is white noise designed to help concentration then I can sometimes cope but even then, white noise that is designed for concentration distracts me from certain tasks.
Essentially my brain doesn’t like auditory things if another task is required. Listening to music is one of the most enjoyable things I do but even then I have to spend time listening to it. Often I can’t listen to music unless that’s the sole thing I’m doing.
The lengthy explanation above is the long winded journey to answer the question.
I’ve never tried an audio book because the very concept makes me feel uncomfortable.
Aren’t people weird?
Kaleena @ Reader Voracious has written a strangely pertinent topic on How to Take & Access Notes in Audible. That’s for all you people that can handle audio books 😉
May @ Forever and Everly has spent a lot of time and effort on her mega post on Discussing the Lack of Blogger Appreciation. It’s such an interesting read and contains graphics. I love graphics.
Briana @ Pages Unbound talks about Miscategorizing Adult Books as YA and raises some interesting points as to how YA books are perceived by the wider community.
Shannon @ The Spellbound Librarian asked Did Anyone Actually Read the Animorph Books? which I loved because she highlights the naff covers which seemed to put almost everyone off.
What’s your preference – audio books or Ebooks? Am I missing out on something awesome by not listening to audio books? Which is the best one you’ve listened to?
Do you think your reading preference and learning style are related? Here’s the link to the VARK questionnaire if you wanted to give it a go. Pop back and let me know how you best absorb the knowledge of the ages.
Until next week where the question is all about how I celebrate my blog’s anniversary.