Well, I just missed the Twitter chat …
Beyond the traditional form of the novel, what are your favorite alternative forms (graphic novels, audiobooks, webcomics, etc)?
I really love comics and graphic novels, but I only read them occasionally because my appetite is for words and lots of them! Reading really stimulates my mind and gets my endorphins going (who needs exercise?), but I also enjoy the colour and action that comes with reading something highly visual.
Do you have any favorite works within these alternate forms? How do you think the changing format affects the reading experience?
I think audio books are great for squeezing in more books during the week, but I feel the actor chosen to perform the narration can make a big difference in how much I enjoy the book. For instance, I’ve heard some terrible female voices by male actors, but in other cases actors have had a wide range of accents that was very entertaining.
Our secondary topic, beyond the blog could focus on the ways you engage in talking about books outside of your blog. Do you participate in book clubs, take classes, meticulously maintain your goodreads profile?
While I enjoy participating in the book blogger community when I can, I’ve been feeling for some time that I need more face-to-face interaction and would love to join a IRL book club or take a class (and not drop out of either). Unfortunately, there’s no time right now.
How about you? How do you go beyond books or beyond the blog?
Read all of the Armchair BEA posts on this topic.