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Middle-Aged Guys Who Suck at Reading

AudiobookerMacArthur Genius Grant recipient and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and comic book- and visual artist Thien Pham collaborated on the 2011 graphic novel, Level UpMore recently, they teamed up to produce the Middle-Aged Asian Guy Book Club video podcast, sponsored by Reading Rockets, in order to share their newfound love of YA romance novels. (Aww.) First up: Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park.

During the episode above, the pair confesses that they “suck at reading.” Lucky for us, Yang and Pham have and share strategies for becoming better readers. Spoiler alert: audiobooks help!




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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  1. sagar says:

    I was the same way, my reading skills were horrible. But when I started listening audiobooks a year ago, it started something in me to read more. Literally practicing reading and listening to audiobooks helped me improve drastically.

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