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Monday, September 13, 2010

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This question hit me one day while I was watching a blind man walking down the street. How would my life as an avid reader be like if I went blind? I know it's a weird fear to have, but I just can't imagine life without books. Yes, I could still listen to audiobooks. But, I prefer the actual hard copy in my hands. You know what I think a great publishing investment would be - coming out with YA books in braille. Blind people should be able to fall in love with this genre just as much as any other, don't you think?

Sorry for rambling, but I'm curious to know, do you have the same fear or any other reading phobias?

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9 comments:

KindleObsessed said...

I think YA in braille is a brilliant idea. Why limit a persons literary choices because they have limits. :)

AtenRa said...

Wow, I can't even begin to imagine how my life would be if had lost my sight.YA in braille is an excellent idea and I really hope publishers take it into consideration some day.

My biggest fear, well not exactly a reading fear, is in case of an earthquake(one of my worst fears in general),I have to abandon my home and I really wouldn't know which books to save.Silly, but as I think of earthquakes constantly, I can't help thinking about that too.

Jenny said...

That is a fear of mine too, lol! I've wondered how I would read books then... audio is always an option but I agree they should make braille ones too!

Yllektra said...

It is definitely one of my fears.
Losing one's sight could be restrictive on most aspects, but yes, not being able to READ?
NOOOO! It would be horrible.
Of course, audiobooks could be a solution, but like you said, having the real hardcopy of a book in your hands is a different feeling.. a much more rewarding one imo.

I think books in Braille is an amazing, genius really, idea!!
I really wish publishes would do that so that people who cannot see, can appreciate the amazingness that is this genre or any genre!!

Teresa (Read All Over Reviews) said...

You are definitely not alone in this fear, I have it as well. I just could not imagine a life without books. I also worry about losing my hearing because I love music just the same as books. I think everyone would really has a passion is always going to be fearful that something could come up and tear that away from them.

I work at a library and I know that there are programs for the vision-impaired, in my state at least, but I've never bothered to see if they offer YA books. I think I'm going to have to look into that, and investigate. Great topic, Eleni!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I guess choices would be limited, wouldn't they? Sight is the last thing I'd want to lose.

JenM said...

I have the exact same fear. I thought I was the only one obsessed with this, but I guess if reading is your favorite thing to do, it's a common fear. Audiobooks just wouldn't be the same for me, although I guess I'd make do if that was all I had.

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Oh, gawd, that would be scary! I don't know...there are still audiobooks, and books with Braille...but still...

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Wings said...

i have often said that if i were to lose any of my senses, sight would be the last on my list.

Having never read braille and not knowing anyone who has i don't know what it would be like as an experience.

but i definitely reckon that everyone should be given the chance to read if they choose no matter what may be in their way.

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