Originally Posted by Sydney's Mom
But of course, that is why I asked it!
Seriously, I guess we all determine what is "normal" based around those around us. Most of the younger people I see have ear buds in their ears
, listening to music (I presume). But the older people (35+) seem to all be reading books or newspapers. But of course, the commuters into the city are probably not a broad cross-section of the population.
I don't know if this is a generational thing - I always spent more on books than music, starting with textbooks when I first had discretionary funds. Truly, I could care less about the newest ipod, but I check this forum daily to make sure I know what the newest reading device is. It is not that I don't listen to music - I listen to the radio when I am cooking with my DH on the weekends, and turn on the radio in the car, mostly to listen to news about the Cubs.
Yeah I do that but I'm almost certainly listening to audiobooks.
If I'm not reading books, then I'm usually listening to them. Books in all there forms are definitely more important to me than music these days.