As a relatively recent audiobook convert, this piece by Meghan O’Gieblyn struck a chord. It covers two of the conceptions that many people have about reading that I find pretty ridiculous: one, that reading must be “hard work” to be worthwhile (this goes for lots of things other than reading, too); and two, that the sole purpose of reading is the acquisition and retention of knowledge. That second one is especially idiotic… whatever happened to the idea of reading as entertainment?