Reading audiobooks is still reading.
If you say you read an audiobook you don't have to "correct" yourself. I'd argue that you /shouldn't/, that you'd get less correct.
There's no need to say "well no I didn't read it" if it was an audiobook. There's no need to put "reading" in scare quotes.
It's reading just as much as reading print is.
I know there are worse problems, but it sucks having my favored reading format denigrated by sighted people, even to the point of them denying it's "real."
@emacsomancer @bright_helpings If I had to guess, this whole line of thinking probably starts with well-meaning parents and educators who champed a "TV bad reading good" mantra. The kids who loved silent reading enjoyed the satisfaction of being "superior" and grew up to gatekeep that opinion. And yes, kids need to practice their reading skills and commercial TV feeds them a lot of drek. But somewhere along the way, we lost the plot.
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