Lost Art of Reading Aloud

The New York Times has a wonderful editorial by Verlyn Klinkenborg titled Some Thoughts on the Lost Art of Reading Aloud. It certainly has resonated with plenty of people – it’s the top title in the most popular list. Here’s how it starts:

Sometimes the best way to understand the present is to look at it from the past. Consider audio books. An enormous number of Americans read by listening these days — listening aloud, I call it. The technology for doing so is diverse and widespread, and so are the places people listen to audio books.

Read the rest on the NYT website – and then put on the headphones and head out for a springtime walk!



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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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