Writing and cooking are two of my favorite activities whenever time permits. I’ve come to realize that each have similar elements. Whether creating a recipe or writing an article, blog, or even a book, each necessitates the proper ingredients for an optimal outcome. Preparing a special entrée takes just the right ingredients which will complement each other in flavor. Too much of one spice and not enough of another can change the whole dynamic of the dish being prepared. When writing, the words are my ingredients that come together for my intended audience. That audience of prepared dishes or writings will differ, so recipes or words will also vary. For instance, a romance story wouldn't be written with the intention of children reading the material. Just like chicken nuggets and boxed macaroni and cheese wouldn't be prepared for an adult dinner party.
Just as writers find pleasure in the art of writing, those who take pride in cooking are doing so for the art and pleasure it brings, and the joy of sharing their prize creation. Each are done with a labor of love, and often come with critique of others which will be used to polish future endeavors.
There’s nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book on a rainy day when there’s nothing else to do, nowhere to be. This thought may be true for many. Some will prefer an actual print book with ability to turn pages, while others count on their digital means of reading, whether it’d be a computer, tablet, or phone. Where do audio books fall in popularity when it comes to a different method of reading a novel?
Although as far back as the 1930s there’s been audio capabilities from spoken albums, it was about the 1980s and later when publishers and book sellers began to put videocassettes, DVDs, and compact discs on their shelves. Nowadays, we’ve gone a step further by hearing the words of the author in a downloadable format. Is all this audio stuff taking away from words that would once be read with our eyes?
Many who support today’s newest method of reading would think not. Here are a few benefits of audiobooks for young and old: