1. I can't write in audios. I don't always write in my books, but I do flag the hell out of them. If a book is well-loved you will see little posty-flags galore. I found quickly while listening to a classic many moons ago that I couldn't do it. I wanted to flag great convos or one-liners. #fail
2. I can't reread the page. So do you know how hard it was for me, whilst driving, to skip back a few "paragraphs" while listening to One Day on my way to working out? I couldn't multitask without nearly running off the side of the road and by the time I got to a stop light I was too far ahead to care. #fail
3. My head doesn't swim. I know this is an odd one. Swim? What in the world does she mean by swim? But the best way I can describe it is, after reading some books, I feel like I'm floating around in my head making connections and doing dive bombs. It's weird, but I associate reading as a very fluid experience.
4. I can't hold it. This is pretty obvious. I can't hug it or throw it or shove it in my bag.
5. I have a hard time reviewing them. Maybe this is because I'm not naturally an audible learner but after listening to audio books, especially LONG ones (One Day was about 13 or so discs), I only remember the gist of the book. The overall feeling. Kinda like remember a book that you read years ago and you might have even ADORED it but it's still sorta play-doughy? Yeah, it's like that.
You see, when I think of audio books, I think of storytelling. The reader engulfs me with their voice and I'm transported back to the days of childhood when my mom would read to me before bed. It's experiential for me but on a different level.