On the radio the other day they were debating if listening to an audio book for book discussion group should "count" or not. Today I read an article asking the same question.
While listening to the radio I wanted to call in and say ...
"Does it matter who does the reading? Does a parent reading to a child discount the experience of reading? Does a reading buddy, spouse, teacher, or librarian reading to an individual or group not count for them as reading the book? I think not."
"I feel that "reading" an unabridged audio book counts as reading the book, just as much as if your eyes had looked at every word. Do the individuals using the services of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) not "read" their material? It seems that the people running the program believe they do, after all they use the tag line "That All May Read . . ."