Is it Cheating to Listen?

A recent article in the New York Times said some book clubs call it cheating when a member listens to a book instead of reading it.
But the head librarian for Baltimore’s library system disagrees. So does Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer, and so do I.
What do you think?


Sun columnist Susan Reimer wrote recently that she has listened to hundreds of books on her long drive to and from work.
And she withdrew from her book club partly because the members looked askance at her listening instead of reading.
To bolster her stance, she went to an authority, Carla Hayden, executive director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore who said, “No, it is not cheating.
In fact, I think we should appreciate the fact that we have so many ways now to enjoy literature.”
How about you?
Do you read or listen or both?

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